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Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis

Flow-injection chemiluminescent determination of cefprozil using Tris (2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (II)-permanganate system.


PMID 16682164

Abstract

A rapid and sensitive chemiluminescence (CL) method using flow-injection (FI) has been developed for the determination of a second generation cephalosporin, cefprozil. The method is based on the CL reaction of cefprozil with acidic potassium permanganate and tris (2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (II), Ru (bipy)3(2+). The CL intensity is greatly enhanced when quinine sulfate is used as a sensitizer. After optimization of the different experimental parameters, a calibration graph was obtained over a concentration range of 0.1-3.0 microg ml(-1) with minimum detectability of 0.005 microgml(-1) (S/N=3). The correlation coefficient was 0.9998 (n=6) with a relative standard deviation (%R.S.D.) of 1.63% for 2.0 microgml(-1). The proposed method was successfully applied to commercial tablets. The average percentage recovery (n=6) was 99.9+/-1.40.