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Capillary Electrophoresis Method for Fexofenadine Hydrochloride in Capsules

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A simple, accurate, and effective capillary electrophoresis method with ultraviolet absorbance detection was developed and validated for the quantitation of the antihistamine fexofenadine in capsules. The separation was performed with an uncoated fused-silica capillary (47 cm × 75 μm id) and was operated at 20 kV potential. Temperature was maintained at 25°C. The run buffer was prepared with 20mM Na2B4O7 × 10 H2O. Software was used for system control, data acquisition, and analysis. Method validation was performed by evaluation of the analytical parameters linearity, precision, accuracy, limits of detection and quantitation, and specificity. The method was linear (r = 0.9999) at concentrations ranging from 20 to 100 μg/mL, precise (relative standard deviation intra-assay = 1.2, 1.6, and 1.8% and interassay = 1.5%); accurate (recovery = 98.1%); and specific. The limits of detection and quantitation were 0.69 and 2.09 μg/mL, respectively. The method was compared to the liquid chromatography method developed previously by the authors for the same drug, and no significant difference was found between the 2 methods in fexofenadine hydrochloride quantitation.
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Affiliations: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Faculdade de Farmácia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas, Av. Ipiranga, 2752, Lab. 402 Porto Alegre-RS, CEP 90610-000, Brazil.

Publication date: 01 July 2005

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  • The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes refereed papers and reviews in the fields of chemical, biological and toxicological analytical chemistry for the purpose of showcasing the most precise, accurate and sensitive methods for analysis of foods, food additives, supplements and contaminants, cosmetics, drugs, toxins, hazardous substances, pesticides, feeds, fertilizers and the environment available at that point in time. The scope of the Journal includes unpublished original research describing new analytical methods, techniques and applications; improved approaches to sampling, both in the field and the laboratory; better methods of preparing samples for analysis; collaborative studies substantiating the performance of a given method; statistical techniques for evaluating data. The Journal will also publish other articles of general interest to its audience, e.g., technical communications; cautionary notes; comments on techniques, apparatus, and reagents.
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