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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 936254, 8 pages
Research Article

Development and Validation of a Simple and Sensitive Spectrometric Method for Estimation of Cisplatin Hydrochloride in Tablet Dosage Forms: Application to Dissolution Studies

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab 144411, India

Received 2 July 2013; Accepted 11 August 2013

Academic Editors: J. N. Latosinska, E. Lodyga-Chruscinska, S. Materazzi, T. Michalowski, and X. Zeng

Copyright © 2013 Mohit Basotra 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.


Cisplatin hydrochloride is an important chemotherapeutic drug for cancer treatment. It has a low molar absorptivity in the UV region and has no fluorescence. Therefore, a selective derivatizing reaction is required for its detection in bulk and pharmaceutical dosage form if detection by UV spectrophotometry is sought. In view of this, a simple, accurate, rapid, and cost-effective spectrophotometric method for its estimation has been developed by the complexation of the drug with ortho-phenylene diamine and monitoring the absorbance of formed green color at 706 nm. The method has been validated and successfully applied for the assay and dissolution studies of cisplatin hydrochloride tablets. The method demonstrated good linearity over the range from 0.4 to 1.4 μg/mL with a correlation coefficient of 0.9999. The accuracy of the method was 99.98%. The precision demonstrated relative standard deviation of less than 2.5%. The developed method was successfully applied for dissolution studies of sustained release tablets of cisplatin with a cumulative release of 86.7% in 12 hours. The proposed method can be applied in routine quality control in the pharmaceutical industries since it is precise, accurate, simple, and economic.