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Research Article Volume 7 Issue 10

Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Estimation of Pimecrolimus in Formulations

Pritam S Jain1*, Snehal R Dhulgunde2 and Mayur P Nandre2

1Associate Professor, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India
2M. Pharm. Student, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India

*Corresponding Author: Pritam S Jain, Associate Professor, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India.

Received: July 14, 2023; Published: September 07, 2023


To identify the quantitative determination of pimecrolimus, a novel, straightforward, and rapid high-performance thin-layer chromatographic method with a derivatization process was created and validated. On a silica gel 60 F254 TLC plate, pimecrolimus was chromatographed using toluene-acetonitrile-glacial acetic acid (6:4:0.5, by volume) as the mobile phase. Pimecrolimus was measured using densitometric analysis in the reflectance mode at 690 nm after being visualised with a derivatization reagent that contained anisaldehyde-sulfuric acid in absolute alcohol. It was discovered that the technique produced compact spots for the drug (Rf= 0.55gb ± 0.03). In the concentration range of 800-4800 ng/spot, the results from the calibration plots' linear regression analysis demonstrated a strong linear relationship with r2=0.9989. According to the International Conference on Harmonization's guidelines, the method's precision, recovery, repeatability, and robustness were all verified. The limit of quantitation was found to be 97.04 ng, while the lowest detectable amount was found to be 28.90 ng. The technique is precise, accurate, reproducible, and selective for the analysis of pimecrolimus, according to statistical analysis of the data. The technique worked well for quantifying and estimating the equilibrium solubility of pimecrolimus both as a bulk drug and in commercially available cream formulations.

 Keywords: Pimecrolimus; HPTLC; Validation; Quantitative Determination


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Citation: Pritam S Jain., et al. “Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Estimation of Pimecrolimus in Formulations". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 7.10 (2023): 12-18.


Copyright: © 2023 Pritam S Jain., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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