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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 163–166 | Cite as

Determination of ethinyloestradiol in the presence of norethisterone by derivative-difference spectrophotometry

  • M. A. Korany
  • F. A. El-Yazbi
  • Omyama Abdel-Razak
  • M. A. Elsayed
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Abstract

A simple and direct method for the determination of ethinyloestradiol as a minor component in the presence of norethisterone and in oral contraceptive tablets is presented. The method is based on measuring the signal intensity, dδA/dλ and d2δA/dλ2, of the generated first and second derivative spectra of the δ-absorbance curves obtained by measuring solutions in methanol and methanol-sodium hydroxide at certain wavelengths. The method has been applied to the determination of ethinyloestradiol in oral contraceptive tablets, with a coefficient of variation of less than 2%.

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Public Health Methanol Internal Medicine Hydroxide Signal Intensity 
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© Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Korany
    • 1
  • F. A. El-Yazbi
    • 1
  • Omyama Abdel-Razak
    • 1
  • M. A. Elsayed
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Analytical ChemistryAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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