Butanediamide, N¢-[5-[[4-[[5-(acetylhydroxyamino)pentyl]amino]-1,4-dioxobutyl]hydroxyamino]pentyl]-N-(5-aminopentyl)-N-hydroxy-, monomethanesulfonate.
N-[5-[3-[(5-Aminopentyl)hydroxycarbamoyl]propionamido]pentyl]-3-[[5-(N-hydroxyacetamido)pentyl]carbamoyl]propionohydroxamic acid monomethanesulfonate (salt) [138-14-7].
» Deferoxamine Mesylate contains not less than 98.0 percent and not more than 102.0 percent of C25H48N6O8·CH4O3S, calculated on the anhydrous basis.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers.
Labeling Where it is intended for use in preparing injectable dosage forms, the label states that it is sterile or must be subjected to further processing during the preparation of injectable dosage forms.
Identification Dissolve 5 mg in 5 mL of water, add 2 mL of tribasic sodium phosphate solution (1 in 200), mix, then add 10 drops of -naphthoquinone-4-sodium sulfonate solution (1 in 40): a blackish brown color is produced.
pH 791: between 4.0 and 6.0, in a solution (1 in 100).
Water, Method I 921: not more than 2.0%.
Residue on ignition 281: not more than 0.1%, 2.0 g being used.
Chloride 221 A 1.2-g portion shows no more chloride than corresponds to 0.20 mL of 0.020 N hydrochloric acid (0.012%).
Sulfate 221 A 0.5-g portion shows no more sulfate than corresponds to 0.20 mL of 0.020 N sulfuric acid (0.04%).
Heavy metals, Method II 231: 0.001%.
Other requirements Where the label states that Deferoxamine Mesylate is sterile, it meets the requirements for Sterility Tests 71 and Labeling under Injections 1, and Bacterial endotoxins under Deferoxamine Mesylate for Injection. Where the label states that Deferoxamine Mesylate must be subjected to further processing during the preparation of injectable dosage forms, it meets the requirements for Bacterial endotoxins under Deferoxamine Mesylate for Injection.
Ferric chloride solution Dissolve 6.7 g of ferric chloride in dilute hydrochloric acid (1 in 100) in a 100-mL volumetric flask. Add dilute hydrochloric acid (1 in 100) to volume, mix, and filter.
Standard preparation Dissolve a suitable quantity of USP Deferoxamine Mesylate RS, accurately weighed, in water to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 1000 µg per mL.
Assay preparation Dissolve about 50 mg of Deferoxamine Mesylate, accurately weighed, in water to make 50.0 mL, and mix.
Procedure Pipet 2 mL each of the Standard preparation, the Assay preparation, and water to provide a blank, into separate 25-mL volumetric flasks. To each flask add 3 mL of Ferric chloride solution, dilute with water to volume, and mix. Concomitantly determine the absorbances of the solutions from the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation against the blank, in 1-cm cells, at the wavelength of maximum absorbance at about 485 nm, with a suitable spectrophotometer. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C25H48N6O8·CH4O3S in the portion of Deferoxamine Mesylate taken by the formula:
0.05C(AU / AS)in which C is the concentration, in µg per mL, of USP Deferoxamine Mesylate RS in the Standard preparation, and AU and AS are the absorbances of the solutions from the Assay preparation and Standard preparation, respectively.
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