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International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 820517, 8 pages
Research Article

Stability-Indicating HPLC Determination of Trandolapril in Bulk Drug and Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms

1Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, P.O. Box 263, Amman 19328, Jordan
2Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances (ACDIMA), P.O. Box 925161, Amman 11190, Jordan
3Faculty of Pharmacy, Middle East University, Airport Road, Amman 11831, Jordan

Received 30 September 2014; Revised 2 January 2015; Accepted 5 January 2015

Academic Editor: Philip M. Williams

Copyright © 2015 Leena A. Al-Hawash 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 rapid, simple, accurate, precise, economical, robust, and stability indicating reverse phase HPLC-PDA procedure has been developed and validated for the determination of trandolapril. The trandolapril was separated isocratically on Hypersil-Gold C18 column (250 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) with a mobile phase consisting of 50% acetonitrile and 50% water (containing 0.025% triethylamine, pH ), at °C. Retention time of the drug was ~4.6 min. The eluted compounds were monitored and identified at 210 nm. The linearity of the method was excellent over the concentration range of 1–24 μg/mL; the limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQ) were 0.0566 μg/mL and 0.1715 μg/mL, respectively. The overall precision was less than 2%. Mean recovery of trandolapril was more than 99%; no interference was found from the component present in the preparation. Stability studies indicate that the drug was stable to sunlight and UV light. The drug gives 6 different oxidative products on exposure to hydrogen peroxide. Slight degradation was observed in acidic condition. Degradation was higher in the alkaline condition compared to other conditions. The robustness of the method was studied using factorial design experiment.