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Chromatography Research International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 684369, 8 pages
Research Article

Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Estimation of Carbamazepine in Formulations and Its In Vitro Release Study

1A. R. College of Pharmacy and G. H. Patel Institute of Pharmacy, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, India
2Indukaka Ipcowala College of Pharmacy, Sardar Patel University, New Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 121, India

Received 31 July 2010; Accepted 18 September 2010

Academic Editor: Irene Panderi

Copyright © 2011 Rashmin B. Patel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new, simple, and rapid high-performance thin-layer chromatographic method was developed and validated for quantitative determination of Carbamazepine. Carbamazepine was chromatographed on silica gel 60 F254 TLC plate using ethyl acetate-toluene-methanol (5.0 + 4.0 + 1.0 v/v/v) as mobile phase. Carbamazepine was quantified by densitometric analysis at 285 nm. The method was found to give compact spots for the drug (Rf=0.47 ± 0.01). The linear regression analysis data for the calibration plots showed good linear relationship with r2=.9995 in the concentration range 100–600 ng/spot. The method was validated for precision, recovery, repeatability, and robustness as per the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines. The minimum detectable amount was found to be 16.7 ng/spot, whereas the limit of quantitation was found to be 50.44 ng/spot. Statistical analysis of the data showed that the method is precise, accurate, reproducible, and selective for the analysis of Carbamazepine. The method was successfully employed for the estimation of equilibrium solubility, quantification of Carbamazepine as a bulk drug, in commercially available preparation, and in-house developed mucoadhesive microemulsion formulations and solution.