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MOLDOVAN, Zenovia; BADEA, Irinel Adriana; BUNACIU, Andrei A. and ABOUL-ENEIN, Hassan Y.. Indirect spectrophotometric method for determination of captopril using Cr(VI) and diphenylcarbazide. Quím. Nova [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.8, pp. 1668-1672. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422012000800029.
A spectrophotometric method for the indirect determination of captopril (CP) in pharmaceutical formulations is proposed. The proposed procedure is based on the oxidation of captopril by potassium dichromate and the determination excess oxidant on the basis of its reaction with diphenylcarbazide (DPC). Under the optimum conditions, a good linear relationship (r = 0.9997) was obtained in the range of 0.08-3.5 µg mL-1. The assay limits of detection and quantitation were 0.024 and 0.08 µg mL-1, respectively. The results obtained for captopril determination in pharmaceuticals using the proposed method and those obtained with the US Pharmacopoeia method were in good agreement at the 95% confidence level.
Keywords : captopril; diphenylcarbazide; spectrophotometric determination.