Second derivative ultraviolet spectrophotometry and HPTLC for the simultaneous determination of vitamin C and dipyrone.Pharmazie. 2000 Oct; 55(10):751-4.P
Two accurate, precise and sensitive thin layer chromatographic (TLC) and second derivative UV-spectrophotometric procedures are described for the simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid and dipyrone in pure form and in pharmaceutical dosage forms. The TLC method involved direct application of methanolic solutions of tested samples on silica gel TLC plates using water:methanol (95:5 v/v) as developing system. The developed plates were then directly scanned at 260 nm using a TLC scanner. The second method depends on second derivative UV-spectrophotometry with zero crossing technique of measurement. Second derivative amplitudes at 280 and 272 nm were selected for the determination of ascorbic acid and dipyrone, respectively. Both methods show good linearity, precision and reproducibility. They are simple and do not require manipulation prior to analysis. The proposed methods have been successfully applied to the determination of the drugs in various pharmaceutical dosage forms such as tablets and ampoules.