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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6 (2009), Issue 1, Pages 89-92

Simple UV Spectrophotometric Determination of Rosuvastatin Calcium in Pure Form and in Pharmaceutical Formulations

Alka Gupta,1,2 P. Mishra,3 and K. Shah3

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.), India
2IPS College of Pharmacy, Gwalior (M.P.), India
3GLA Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Mathura-(U.P.), India

Received 19 May 2008; Accepted 10 July 2008

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A new, simple and sensitive spectrophotometric method in ultraviolet region has been developed for the determination of rosuvastatin calcium in bulk and in pharmaceutical formulations. Rosuvastatin exhibits absorption maxima at 244 nm with apparent molar absorptivity of 7.2345 ×104 L/ in methanol. Beer’s law was found to be obeyed in the concentration range of 2-18 µg/mL. The method is accurate, precise and economical. This method is extended to pharmaceutical preparations. In this method, there is no interference from any common pharmaceutical additives and diluents. Results of the analysis were validated statistically and by recovery studies