The UV absorption spectrum of the solution employed for measurement of absorbance in the Assay
exhibits maxima and minima at the same wavelengths as that of a similar solution of USP Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride RS
, concomitantly measured.
Triturate a portion of powdered Tablets, equivalent to about 10 mg of trifluoperazine, with 10 mL of methanol, and centrifuge. A 5-µL portion of this solution responds to Identification test D under Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride.
0.1 N hydrochloric acid; 900 mL.
Determine the amount of trifluoperazine (C21
S) dissolved from UV absorbances at the wavelength of maximum absorbance at about 255 nm (determine the analytical value to be used for the absorbance at 255 nm by subtracting the absorbance at 278 nm from the observed maximum absorbance at 255 nm), using filtered portions of the solution under test, suitably diluted with 0.1 N hydrochloric acid, in comparison with a Standard solution having a known concentration of USP Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride RS
in the same medium.
Not less than 75% (Q) of the labeled amount of C21H24F3N3S is dissolved in 30 minutes.
To 2.9 g of dl-10-camphorsulfonic acid, add 200 mL of water and stir until solution is complete. Adjust with 1 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 3.0, dilute with methanol to 1000 mL, mix, and filter through a 0.45-µm membrane filter.
Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride RS
in methanol to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 12 µg of trifluoperazine hydrochloride per mL (10 µg of trifluoperazine per mL).
Weigh and finely powder not less than 20 Tablets. Weigh accurately a portion of the powder, equivalent to about 20 mg of trifluoperazine, add to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with methanol to volume, and mix. Transfer 5.0 mL of this solution to a second 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with methanol to volume, and mix. Filter the solution through a 0.45-µm filter.
(see Chromatography 621
)The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 262-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 25-cm column that contains packing L1. The flow rate is about 1.5 mL per minute. Chromatograph replicate injections of the Standard preparation
, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure:
the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 2.0%, and the tailing factor for the trifluoperazine peak is not more than 2.0.
Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Standard preparation
and the Assay preparation
into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the major peaks. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C21
S, in the portion of Tablets taken by the formula:
2(407.51 / 480.43)C(rU / rS),
in which 407.51 and 480.43 are the molecular weights of trifluoperazine and trifluoperazine hydrochloride, respectively, C
is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride RS
in the Standard preparation
, and rU
are the peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation
and the Standard preparation