A Rapid and Nondestructive Method for the Prediction of Ibuprofen Tablet Hardness Using NIR Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy

Author(s): Qiushi Peng, Yi Bao, Tingyu Chen, Qianrong Peng*, Min Yang*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Analysis

Volume 15 , Issue 5 , 2019

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Introduction: This study aimed at developing a technology to measure the hardness of Ibuprofen (IBU) tablets and optimize the IBU formulation using Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy.

Materials and Methods: Tablets (400 mg±5%, 10mm in diameter) consisting of IBU, microcrystalline cellulose SH-103, carboxymethyl starch sodium, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide were formed of various hardness (2kg, 4kg, 6kg, 8kg, 10kg, 12kg). The reflectance NIR spectra of various tablets were employed to establish 9 calibrations models, which were further used to predict tablet hardness by Partial least squares (PLS) and principal component regression (PCR) analysis.

Results and Conclusion: Cross-validation with independent samples shows that PLS is the optimal predictive model. Which R2=0.9832, RSECV=0.334 and RSE=0.0669. This study established a new, simple, rapid, nondestructive and reliable methodology to optimize the IBU tablet hardness.

Keywords: Near-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, IBU tablet, hardness, PLS, PCR, pharmaceutical.

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Year: 2019
Published on: 22 May, 2019
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DOI: 10.2174/1573412914666180427092727
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