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Determination of Etofibrate, Fenofibrate, and Atorvastatin in Pharmaceutical Preparations and Plasma Using Differential Pulse Polarographic and Square Wave Voltammetric Techniques

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Etofibrate, fenofibrate, and atorvastatin were determined in their pharmaceutical preparations and human plasma using differential pulse polarographic and square wave voltammetric techniques by reduction at a dropping-mercury working electrode versus Ag/AgCl reference electrode. The reversibility of the electrode reactions was tested using cyclic voltammetry, and they were found to be irreversible reduction reactions. Optimum conditions such as pH, scan rate, and pulse amplitude were studied, and validation of the proposed methods was performed. The proposed methods proved to be accurate, precise, robust, and specific for determination of the 3 drugs. The relative standard deviation values were <2, indicating that these methods are precise. Limits of detection and quantitation were in the ranges of 0.0370.21 and 0.120.71 g/mL, respectively, indicating high sensitivity.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Alexandria, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Alexandria, 21521, Egypt.

Publication date: 2008-09-01

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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 The scope of the Journal includes unpublished original research describing new analytical methods, techniques and applications; improved approaches to sampling, both in the field and the laboratory; better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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