A simple, fast capillary electrophoresis method for determining the total ketoprofen content in an oral pharmaceutical formulation is proposed. The addition of 75 mM of heptakis(tri-O-methyl)-β-cyclodextrin to the background electrolyte allows the quantitation of the enantiomeric impurity of (R)-(-)-ketoprofen contained in the formulation. A relative limit of detection is proposed as a measure of the lowest detectable enantiomeric impurity and the results show that the method can detect the minor enantiomer at levels as low as 0.04% in (S)-(+)-ke-toprofen. The chiral method was validated following ICH recommendations and the quality parameters obtained show the suitability of the proposed method. The analysis of samples examined during the course of a stability study under chiral and achiral conditions revealed that the total ketoprofen content did not change significantly with time and the enantiomeric impurity range was 0.1-0.4%. © Springer-Verlag 2002.
|Journal||Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2003|
- Chiral CE
- Enantiomeric purity determination
- Stability study