Authors:M. Łaszcz, K. Trzcińska, K. Filip, A. Szyprowska, M. Mucha, and P. Krzeczyński
samples of capecitabine: KP-1 and KP-2, produced at the Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Warsaw and the commercial one KP-API2 (Aurisco Pharmaceutical Limited Batch No. 081105) were taken into the stabilitystudies. Capecitabine was stored at following
Authors:R. Filho, P. Franco, E. Conceição, and M. Leles
A formulation of nifedipine tablets was prepared in the present research. The tablets were conditioned in amber-colored glass
containers and placed in a climatized room at 40°C and relative humidity of 75% for 180 days. Differential scanning calorimetry
(DSC) and thermogravimetry (TG) were used in order to evaluate the thermal properties of nifedipine, the excipients and two
well-known nifedipine degradation products. The results demonstrated that there is no evidence on the interaction between
nifedipine and excipients, or degradation products.
Authors:Pintu B. Prajapati, Kunjan B. Bodiwala, and Shailesh A. Shah
A robust and eco-friendly stability-indicating high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) method was developed for the stability study of thiocolchicoside using analytical quality-by-design approach. Full factorial design was used for screening potential variables affecting method development. Box‒Behnken design was used subsequently for investigation of the main, interactive, and quadratic effects of these variables on response. Four potential variables were selected on the basis of scientific knowledge for the development of a method for the stability study of thiocolchicoside. The selected potential factors, namely, volume of water (mL), saturation time (min), migration distance (mm), and volume of mobile phase (mL) were screened by 24 full factorial designs by selecting resolution as a critical method attribute. Pareto chart analysis showed that 3 variables, namely, volume of water (mL), saturation time (mm), and migration distance (mm), out of 4 potential variables were significantly affecting the response variable (resolution). Optimization with response surface methodology further clarified the relationship between critical variables and resolution using Box–Behnken design. The experimental design model was found to be quadratic, and the design space was developed on the basis of suggested model for optimization of critical method variables for maximum desirable resolution and for the development of a control strategy of the HPTLC method for the stability study of thiocolchicoside. The developed method was validated for linearity, range, specificity, precision, accuracy, limit of detection and limit of quantification as per the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines (ICH) Q2 (R1). The developed method was applied for the estimation of thiocolchicoside in its pharmaceutical dosage forms. The degradation products formed in acidic and alkaline media were isolated and characterized by their infrared (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and mass spectral data.
Authors:R. Macêdo, T. Gomes do Nascimento, and J. Veras
This study demonstrates the thermalanalysis applications in compatibility and stability studies of the propranolol binary
mixture sand tablets A and B. The propranolol binary mixtures were prepared in the laboratory and compared to the fully formulated
tablets using the thermogravimetric (TG) and calorimetric(DSC) methods. DSC of binary mixtures showed similar phase transition
to propranolol drug. The tablets phase transition decreased and there was no detectable significant interaction in propranolol–lactose
mixture and tablets. The DSC-photovisual test revealed an interaction similar to the Maillard reaction. The TG isothermal
study showed a difference in the profile between the drug and tablets due excipients quality and problems in manufacture process.
The kinetic parameters indicated a lower stability for the tablets than propranolol drug. The thermal techniques thermally
differentiated the propranolol preparations demonstrating the importance in the design development of pharmaceuticals solid-dosage
The present investigation was carried out to screen compatibility of some diluents with pefloxacin mesilate using differential
scanning calorimetry (DSC), isothermal stability studies, along with stability studies in liquid state and to assign relative
ranking to diluents. Compatibility was predicted with MCC101, MCC102, DCP anhydrous, Emcompress, while melting endotherm of
drug was lost in admixtures of dextrose anhydrous, Pearlitol, Lactopress spray dried, Lactochem fine powder and Lycatab indicating
possibility of interaction. Enthalpy changes were used for relative ranking of diluents.
Authors:Rasha M. Youssef, Heba H. Abdine, Magda A. Barary, and Mira M. Wagih
Incidence of suicidal attempts presents an explanation for the high prevalence of quetiapine (QTI) in forensic cases. Thus, the interpretation of its concentrations in biological specimens is needed, but in forensic toxicology, potential postmortem changes such as instability of the target drugs should be taken in consideration. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method has been developed for determination of QTI. This method was based on reversed phase (RP)-HPLC separation of QTI on a C-18 column (150 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) with elution system of acetonitrile—methanol—0.025 M phosphate buffer (pH 2.5), containing 1 mL TEA in each 250 mL, in a ratio of 40:30:30%, v/v, at the flow rate of 1.2 mL min−1 using mirtazapine as internal standard (IS). The proposed method was applied to the determination of QTI in plasma in presence of coadministered drugs. The application of the proposed method was extended for long-term stability study of two different concentration levels of QTI in the whole blood.
Authors:Katarzyna Michalik, Zofia Drzazga, Anna Michnik, and M. Kaszuba
and kinetic analysis of two protease inhibitors: nelfinavir mesylate and atazanavir
sulfate, were carried out to find their thermal stability. DSC curves of both
drugs showed exothermic transition. This observed process resulted in two
steps. Obtained apparent activation energy pointed at low stability of studied
protease inhibitors in water solutions.
Authors:C. Garcia, P. Franco, T. Zuppa, N. Antoniosi Filho, and M. Leles
technique is useful to determine the thermal stability of vegetable oils.
In this paper some vegetable oils obtained from brazilian Cerrado native plants
were studied based on their high oleic acid content. Amburana, baru and pequi
pulp oils presented higher yield of extraction compared to soybean oil. The
thermal stability of oils in nitrogen was very close hence their fatty acid
composition was very similar. Amburana and baru oils have major amount of
unsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic acid and pequi pulp oil has the
highest short chain fatty acid content which can explain its lowest thermal
stability in synthetic air.
Authors:R. Filho, P. Franco, E. Conceição, and M. Leles
A new formulation of nifedipine tablets was prepared. The tablets were conditioned in amber-colored glass containers and placed
in a climatized room at 40 °C and relative humidity of 75% for 180 days. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetry
(TG) were used in order to evaluate the thermal properties of nifedipine, the excipients and two well-known nifedipine degradation
products. There is no evidence of interaction between nifedipine and excipients or degradation products. High performance
liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used in the dosage of nifedipine tablets before and after acclimatized exposure. Results
show that DSC and TG offer important data for a more detailed assessment of the stability of a pharmaceutical formulation.