The chromatogram of the Test solution
, obtained as directed in the test for Content of tylosins
, exhibits a major peak for tylosin A, the retention time of which corresponds to that exhibited in the chromatogram of the Standard solution
obtained as directed in the test for Content of tylosins
Transfer 2 g of Tylosin Granulated to a test tube, add 10 mL of water, and shake for 5 minutes. Filter the resulting suspension, and if necessary adjust the pH of the filtrate to a pH between 6 and 8 with 0.1 N sodium hydroxide or 0.1 N hydrochloric acid. This solution responds to the tests for Phosphate 191
Loss on drying 731
Dry about 1 g of it, accurately weighed, in vacuum at a pressure of not more than 5 mm of mercury at 60
for 5 hours: it loses not more than 12.0% of its weight.
Content of tylosins
, Standard solution, and Chromatographic systemProceed as directed in the test for Content of tylosins under Tylosin.
pH 7.0 buffer
Dissolve 13.6 g of monobasic potassium phosphate in 1000 mL of water, and adjust with 12 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 7.0.
Transfer about 1.4 g of Tylosin Granulated, accurately weighed, to a 250-mL volumetric flask, add 100 mL of pH 7.0 buffer, and shake by mechanical means for about 30 minutes. Dilute with water to volume, mix, and filter. Transfer 10.0 mL of the filtrate to a 50-mL volumetric flask, dilute with water to volume, and mix. Filter a portion of this solution through a filter having a porosity of 0.5 µm or finer, and use the filtrate as the Test solution.
Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Standard solutions
and the Test solution
into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms over a period of time that is about twice the elution time of the main tylosin A peak, and measure the areas for all the major peaks: the relative retention times are about 0.5 for tylosin C, 0.7 for tylosin B, 0.9 for tylosin D, and 1.0 for tylosin A. Calculate the percentages of tylosin A, tylosin B, tylosin C, and tylosin D in the Tylosin taken by the formula:
100(ri / rs),
in which ri
is the area of the tylosin A peak, tylosin B peak, tylosin C peak, or tylosin D peak, as appropriate, in the chromatogram obtained from the Test solution
, and rs
is the sum of the areas of all of the peaks in the chromatogram obtained from the Test solution:
the content of tylosin A is not less than 80%, and the sum of the contents of tylosin A, tylosin B, tylosin C, and tylosin D is not less than 95%.
Proceed as directed for Tylosin under AntibioticsMicrobial Assays 81
. Prepare the Test Dilution
as follows. Transfer about 2 g of Tylosin Granulated, accurately weighed, to a suitable container, add 200.0 mL of a mixture of Buffer No. 3
and methanol (1:1), seal to prevent evaporation, and shake by mechanical means for about 60 minutes. Filter the suspension so obtained, discarding the first 5 mL of the filtrate. Dilute an accurately measured portion of the filtrate quantitatively and stepwise with a mixture of Buffer No. 3
and methanol (1:1) to obtain a Test Dilution
having an estimated concentration of about 4 µg of tylosin per mL.