Trace Determination of Duloxetine HCl in Formulation and Spiked Human Serum at a Carbon Paste Electrode

Amira M. Hassanein, Youssef I. Moharram, Naglaa F. Oraiby, Sherif E. Ebied
2017 American Journal of Analytical Chemistry  
The electrochemical behavior of duloxetine HCl (DXT.HCl) at a carbon paste electrode (CPE) was achieved by cyclic voltammetry and a mechanism of its oxidation was reported and illustrated. A sensitive linear sweep and square-wave adsorptive anodic stripping voltammetry methods were described for trace determination of DXT.HCl. Introduction: DXT.HCl, N-methyl-3-(nap-thalen-1yloxy)-3-(thiophene-2-yl) propan-1-amine hydrochloride is a selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
more » ... ginally developed as an antidepressant and is currently recommended for maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder. Methods: Electrochemical behavior was studied using cyclic voltammetric method, and the analytical application was studied using linear sweep and square wave voltammetric methods. Solution pH has been measured by pH meter. Results: The process on the surface of carbon paste electrode was found to be irreversible and diffusion-controlled. The number of proton and electron transferred were calculated. Possible reaction mechanism taking place on the surface of electrode was proposed. Calibration plot constructed using square wave voltammetric technique was used for quantitative analysis in pharmaceutical and human serum samples. Limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) were calculated. Conclusions: In the present work, we described the electrochemical behavior of DXT.HCl drug. Two precise linear sweep and square wave adsorptive anodic stripping voltammetry methods have been described for its trace quantitation in pharmaceutical formulation and human serum. The method shows the development of a sensor for selective and sensitive determination of DXT.HCl. How to cite this paper: Hassanein, A.M.,
doi:10.4236/ajac.2017.811052 fatcat:itmvn3ttqzctjoz3sv3oupv2qm