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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 135208, 4 pages
Research Article

Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Estimation of Safinamide Mesylate in Bulk and in Tablet Dosage Form

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Dhule District, Shirpur 425 405, India

Received 1 January 2012; Accepted 14 February 2012

Academic Editors: G. Drochioiu, G. Erny, A. Jimenez, and G. Vecchio

Copyright © 2012 Vivekkumar K. Redasani 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 simple, specific, and precise high-performance thin-layer chromatographic method has been developed and validated for estimation of Safinamide Mesylate as bulk and in tablet dosage form. The chromatographic development was carried out on aluminum plates precoated with silica gel 60 F254 using a mixture of Toluene: Methanol: Triethylamine (4 : 1 : 0.5 v/v) as mobile phase. Detection was carried out densitometrically at 226 nm. The 𝑅 𝐹 value of drug was found to be 0 . 5 4 ± 0 . 0 2 . The method was validated with respect to linearity, accuracy, precision, and robustness. The calibration curve was found to be linear over a range of 400–2400 ng μL−1. The % assay (Mean ± S.D.) was found to be 1 0 0 . 2 7 ± 0 . 7 2 . Accuracy of the method was accessed by percentage recovery and found to be 9 9 . 7 7 ± 0 . 7 1 % . Thus the proposed HPTLC method was found to provide fast and cost-effective quantitative control for routine analysis of Safinamide mesylate as bulk and in tablet dosage form.