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Development and Validation of a Quantitative NMR Method for the Determination of the Commercial Tablet Formulation of Sulfasalazine

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Feng Su, Zi-qing Sun and Xian-rui Liang*   Pages 39 - 44 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Introduction: Quantitative NMR spectroscopy (qNMR) is a rapid, simple and efficient method for the assay of sulfasalazine (SSZ) in commercial tablet formulation.

Materials and Methods: The qNMR method was demonstrated using maleic acid as an internal standard and DMSO-d6 as a solvent. The characteristic signals of SSZ at δ 8.36 ppm and maleic acid at δ 6.28 ppm were quantified. The reliability of the quantification method had been implemented successfully in validated experiments including specificity and selectivity, linearity, recovery, precision concentration rang, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), stability and robustness.

Conclusion: The method was found to be liner (R2 = 0.9991) from 8.62 to 20.14 mg/0.6 mL DMSO-d6 in the drug concentration range. The maximum relative standard deviation (RSD) of recovery and precision were tested to be 0.59% and 0.65%, respectively. The LOD and LOQ were determined to be 0.02, 0.07 mg/mL, respectively. The RSD of stability was 0.05%. The robustness was demonstrated by changing four different parameters with the maximum difference less than 0.9%. In addition, the result of qNMR showed in good agreement with the HPLC and UV methods. Based on the experiments, the developed method was successfully applied to the determination of SSZ in commercial tablet.

Keywords:

NMR, qNMR, sulfasalazine, method validation, commercial tablet formulation, pharmaceutical analysis.

Affiliation:

Key Laboratory for Green Pharmaceutical Technologies and Related Equipment of Ministry of Education, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P.R., Key Laboratory for Green Pharmaceutical Technologies and Related Equipment of Ministry of Education, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P.R., Key Laboratory for Green Pharmaceutical Technologies and Related Equipment of Ministry of Education, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P.R.



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