pH 7.0 buffer solution containing 0.5% sodium dodecyl sulfate in 0.01 M sodium phosphate prepared by dissolving 30 g of sodium dodecyl sulfate and 8.28 g of monobasic sodium phosphate in 6000 mL of water, and adjusting with 50% (w/v) sodium hydroxide solution to a pH of 7.0; 900 mL.
Prewashed manganese dioxide
Transfer 10 g of manganese dioxide to a suitable container, and treat as follows. Add 50 mL of Dissolution Medium
, and shake vigorously for 5 minutes. Centrifuge, decant the supernatant layer, and discard. Repeat twice, first with Dissolution Medium
and then with water. Dry the solid at 100
for 1 hour before use.
Transfer a filtered portion of the solution under test to a centrifuge tube containing about 10 mg of Prewashed manganese dioxide per mL of transferred solution under test, and mix. Allow the mixture to stand for 30 minutes with occasional shaking, centrifuge, and use a portion of the clear supernatant as the Test solution.
Proceed as directed for Test solution, except to use the Dissolution Medium.
Determine the amount of C25
dissolved from the difference between the UV absorbances at the wavelengths of maximum and minimum absorbance at about 247 nm and 257 nm, respectively, on filtered portions of the Test solution
, in comparison with a Standard solution having a known concentration of USP Simvastatin RS
in the same Medium
treated in the same way as the solution under test, each solution corrected for the Blank
Not less than 75% (Q) of the labeled amount of C25H38O5 is dissolved in 30 minutes.
Add 3.0 mL of glacial acetic acid to 900 mL of water. Adjust with 5 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 4.0, and dilute with water to 1000 mL. To 200 mL of this solution, add 800 mL of acetonitrile, and mix.
Dissolve 3.9 g of monobasic sodium phosphate in 900 mL of water. Adjust, if necessary, with either 50% sodium hydroxide or 85% phosphoric acid to a pH of 4.5, dilute with water to 1000 mL, and mix.
Prepare a filtered and degassed mixture of acetonitrile and Buffer solution
(65:35). Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability
under Chromatography 621
Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Simvastatin RS
in Diluting solution
, and dilute quantitatively, and stepwise if necessary, with Diluting solution
to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 0.1 mg per mL.
Transfer 10 Tablets to a 250-mL volumetric flask. Add a small volume of water (not more than 10 mL), and swirl to disintegrate the Tablets. Dilute with Diluting solution to volume, sonicate for 15 minutes, and cool to room temperature. If necessary, dilute with Diluting solution to volume. Centrifuge a portion of the mixture, and dilute a portion of the clear supernatant with Diluting solution to obtain a solution having a concentration of about 0.1 mg of simvastatin per mL.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)
The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 238-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 25-cm column containing packing L1 and maintained at a temperature of 45
. The flow rate is about 1.5 mL per minute. Chromatograph the Standard preparation,
and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure:
the capacity factor, k¢
, is not less than 3.0; the column efficiency is not less than 4500 theoretical plates; the tailing factor is not more than 2.0; and the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 2.0%.
Separately inject equal volumes (about 10 µL) of the Standard preparation
and the Assay preparation
into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the areas of the major peaks. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of simvastatin (C25
) in each Tablet taken by the formula:
(L / D)C(rU / rS),
in which L
is the labeled quantity, in mg, of simvastatin in each Tablet; D
is the concentration, in mg per mL, of simvastatin in the Assay preparation; C
is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Simvastatin RS
in the Standard preparation;
are the peak areas of simvastatin obtained from the Assay preparation
and the Standard preparation,