Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2012 / Article

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Volume 9 |Article ID 914974 | 7 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/914974

Quantitative Analysis of Lorazepam in Pharmaceutical Formulation Through FTIR Spectroscopy

Received31 Jul 2011
Accepted04 Oct 2011

Abstract

A Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometric method was development for the rapid, direct measurement of lorazepam in different pharmaceutical products. The method involves the off-line extraction of lorazepam with sonication and direct determination in the extract through peak height measurement in the 1704 cm-1 using a baseline correction between 1850 and 1550 cm-1. For standardization an external calibration line established from standard solutions of lorazepam in chloroform were used. The method provides a limit of detection of 0.0030 mg per tablet (n=5), a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 2.65% for 5 independent measurement of standard solution at a concentration level of 1 mgg-1. Result obtained by FTIR agrees with those obtained by a reference methodology based on ultraviolet spectrometry and thus the developed procedure offers a good alternative for the determination of lorazepam in commercial products.

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