Voltammetric behaviour of drotaverine hydrochloride in surfactant media and its enhancement determination in Tween-20

Rajeev Jain*, Vikas, Jahangir Ahmad Rather

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Simple, sensitive and rapid adsorptive voltammetric behaviour of drotaverine hydrochloride onto the HMDE has been explored and validated in surfactant media by using cyclic, differential pulse and square-wave voltammetry. Addition of Tween-20 to the drotaverine hydrochloride containing electrolyte enhances the reduction current signal. The voltammograms of the drug with Tween-20 in phosphate buffers of pH 2.5-11.0 exhibit a single well defined reduction peak which may be due to the reduction of -CC- group. The cyclic voltammetric studies indicated the reduction of drotaverine hydrochloride at the electrode surface through two electron irreversible step and diffusion-controlled. The peak current showed a linear dependence with the drug concentration over the range 0.8-7.2μgmL-1. The calculated LOD and LOQ are 1.8 and 6.0ngmL-1 by SWCAdSV and 8.1 and 27.2ngmL-1 by DPCAdSV, respectively. The procedure was applied to the assay of the drug in tablet form with mean percentage recoveries of 100.2% with SWCAdSV and 99.7% with DPCAdSV. The validity of the proposed methods was further assessed by applying a standard addition technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011


  • Drotaverine hydrochloride (DRO)
  • HMDE
  • Pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Surfactants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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