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Rapid and Selective UV Spectrophotometric Method for the Analysis of Ceftazidime

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A new UV spectrophotometric method was developed for quantitative evaluation of ceftazidime preparations. The UV detector was set at 255 nm. Beer's law is obeyed in the concentration range of 7.014.0 g/mL. The method was found to be selective, linear, accurate, and precise in the specified ranges. Intra- and interday variability for the method were <2 relative standard deviation. Common excipients used as additives in pharmaceutical preparations do not interfere with the proposed method. This method was successfully used for quantification of ceftazidime in pure form and in pharmaceutical preparations.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Programa de Ps-graduao em Cincias Farmacuticas, Faculdade de Cincias Farmacuticas de Araraquara UNESP, Rodovia Araraquara-Ja, Km 1, CEP: 14801-902, AraraquaraSP, Brazil.

Publication date: 2009-05-28

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 The scope of the Journal includes unpublished original research describing new analytical methods, techniques and applications; improved approaches to sampling, both in the field and the laboratory;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