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ISRN Pharmaceutics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 540676, 5 pages
Research Article

Validation of Simultaneous Volumetric and HPLC Methods for the Determination of Pridinol Mesylate in Raw Material

Cátedra de Calidad de Medicamentos, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Junín 956, 1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 27 May 2013; Accepted 5 August 2013

Academic Editors: J. V. de Julián-Ortiz, F. Fullas, and J. Lee

Copyright © 2013 Laura D. Simionato 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.


Simple, sensitive, and economical simultaneous volumetric and HPLC methods for the determination of pridinol mesylate in raw material have been developed. The volumetric method is based on the reaction of pridinol with sodium lauryl sulphate in diluted sulphuric acid. Dimethyl yellow was used as indicator to detect the end point of the titration in aqueous/organic layer. The HPLC method for the determination of pridinol mesylate employs a reverse phase C18 column at ambient temperature with a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile: 0.05 M potassium dihydrogen phosphate, pH adjusted to 5.0 (1 : 2, v/v). The flow rate was 0.8 mL/min. Quantitation was achieved with UV detection at 258 nm based on peak area. Both methods were found to be suitable for the quality control of pridinol mesylate in raw material.