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Development and validation of spectrophotometric method of cefpodoxime proxetil using hydrotropic solubilizing agents

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Pharmaceutical Methods,2012,3,2,117-120.
Published:December 2012
Type:Original Article

Development and validation of spectrophotometric method of cefpodoxime proxetil using hydrotropic solubilizing agents

Geet Asnani, Kiran Jadhav, Dinesh Dhamecha, Ashwini Sankh, Mrityunjaya Patil

Department of Pharmaceutics, Genba Sopanrao Moze College of Pharmacy, Wagholi, Pune, India.

Abstract:

Purpose: To develop and validate specific and accurate UV spectrophotometric method of cefpodoxime proxetil by using different hydrotropic solubilizing agents. Materials and Methods: The present study deals with spectrophotometric analysis of cefpodoxime proxetil by utilizing 4 different hydrotropic agents such as ammonium acetate (6 M), sodium citrate (1.25 M), sodium gycinate (1 M), sodium chloride (1 M), and urea (1 M). Results: From different hydrotropic agents, urea showed best aqueous solubility of cefpodoxime proxetil. The linearity was observed in the concentration range of 10-120 µg/ml. The method was validated and found to be precise. Accuracy (percent recovery) for cefpodoxime proxetil was found to be 99.82 ± 0.106. Conclusion: Urea as hydrotropic agent showed best aqueous solubility of cefpodoxime proxetil, which can be used as solubilizing agent. The proposed method is new, simple, safe, eco-friendly, economic, accurate, and cost-effective and can be successfully employed in routine analysis.