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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 578537, 8 pages
Research Article

Validation of Quetiapine Fumarate in Pharmaceutical Dosage by Reverse-Phase HPLC with Internal Standard Method

Department of Chemistry, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam 530045, India

Received 9 December 2011; Revised 8 May 2012; Accepted 21 May 2012

Academic Editor: Daryoush Afzali

Copyright © 2013 Kiran B. Venkata 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 rapid, specific, and accurate isocratic HPLC method was developed and validated for the assay of quetiapine fumarate in pharmaceutical dosage forms. The assay involved an isocratic-elution of quetiapine fumarate in Grace C18 column using mobile-phase composition of 0.1% ortho phosphoric acid with triethyl amine as modifier buffer and acetonitrile in the ratio of 50 : 50 (v/v).The wavelength of detection is 294 nm. The method showed good linearity in the range of 2.0–50.2 × 10−3 g/Lt. The runtime of the method is 5 mins. The developed method was applied to directly and easily analyse of the pharmaceutical tablet preparations. The percentage recoveries were near 100% for given methods. The method was completely validated and proven to be rugged. The excipients did not interfere in the analysis. The results showed that this method can be used for rapid determination of quetiapine fumarate in pharmaceutical tablet with precision, accuracy, and specificity.