Preparation and Certification of Sulfamethoxazole Reference Material by Mass Balance Method and Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Author(s): Baoxi Zhang, Ningbo Gong, Dezhi Yang, Guanhua Du, Zhaolin Gao, Yang Lu

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Certified reference materials (CRMs) play vital roles in method validation and quality assurance of assessment measurements. In this paper, a new CRM for sulfamethoxazole (SMZ) was prepared. Purity determination and uncertainty evaluation methods were developed using mass balance (MB) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) methods. Impurities including moisture, volatile components, and inorganic components were accounted for and deducted from 100% using the MB method. Results were consistent between DSC and MB. Certied value of SMZ was 991.6 ± 4.6 mg g-1 (k = 2, P = 0.95). This new CRM can be used to validate analytical methods, improve the accuracy and comparability of measurement data, establish metrological traceability of analytical results, and control the quality of SMZ in relevant pharmaceutical formulations.

Keywords: CRM, purity determination, SMZ, uncertainty evaluation.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 13 February, 2015
Page: [153 - 158]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573411011666150213211352
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