Journal of fluorescence

Spectrofluorimetric assessment of chlorzoxazone and ibuprofen in pharmaceutical formulations by using Eu-tetracycline HCl optical sensor doped in sol-gel matrix.

PMID 22068956


A novel, simple, sensitive and selective spectrofluorimetric method was developed for the determination of trace amounts of chlorzoxazone and Ibuprofen in pharmaceutical tablets using optical sensor Eu-Tetracycline HCl doped in sol-gel matrix. The chlorzoxazone or Ibuprofen can remarkably enhance the luminescence intensity of Eu-Tetracycline HCl complex doped in a sol-gel matrix in dimethylformamide (DMF) at pH 9.7 and 6.3, respectively, λ(ex) = 400 nm. The enhancing of luminescence intensity peak of Eu-Tetracycline HCl complex at 617 nm is proportional to the concentration of chlorzoxazone or Ibuprofen a result that suggested profitable application as a simple optical sensor for chlorzoxazone or Ibuprofen assessment. The dynamic ranges found for the determination of chlorzoxazone and Ibuprofen concentration are 5 × 10(-9)-1 × 10(-4) and 1 × 10(-8)-7 × 10(-5) mol L(-1), and the limit of detection (LOD) and quantitation limit of detection (LOQ) are 3.1 × 10(-10), 9.6 × 10(-10) and 5.6 × 10(-10), 1.7 × 10(-9) mol L(-1), respectively.