A simple, rapid and sensitive method has been developed for the analysis of fexofenadine (FEX) in pharmaceutical formulations, using a tris(1,10- phenanthroline)-ruthenium(II) [Ru(phen)32+] peroxydisulphate chemiluminescence (CL) system in a multichip device. Various parameters that influence the CL signal intensity were optimized. These included pH, flow rates and concentration of reagents used. Under optimum conditions, a linear calibration curve in the range 0.05-5.0 μg/mL was obtained. The detection limit was found to be 0.001 μg/mL. The procedure was applied to the analysis of FEX in pharmaceutical products and was found to be free from interference from concomitants usually present in these preparations.
- ammonium peroxodisulphate
- tris(1,10- phenanthroline)-ruthenium(II)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)