Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 47, Issue 11, pp 1372–1377 | Cite as

Polarographic investigation of the metronidazole complex with polyvinylpyrrolidone*

  • T. I. VakulˈskayaEmail author
  • L. I. Larina
  • V. A. Lopyrev

Polarographic behavior of the metronidazole complex with polyvinylpyrrolidone in Britton-Robinson buffer solutions have been studied. This complex possesses prolonged antimicrobial action. Complexation with polyvinylpyrrolidone was shown to alter the mechanism of metronidazole reduction and increases its solubility in water. The temperature dependence of the limiting currents indicates the formation of additional hydrogen bonds in the complex, which restricts diffusion of the depolarizer to the cathode.


1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole metronidazole polyvinylpyrrolidone Britton-Robinson buffer media complexes electrochemical reduction hydrogen bond polarography 


The authors thank L. G. Rozinova for supplying samples for study and assistance in preparing the experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. I. Vakulˈskaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. I. Larina
    • 1
  • V. A. Lopyrev
    • 1
  1. 1.A. E. Favorsky Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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