Phosphonic acid, (1-hydroxyethylidene)bis-, disodium salt.
Disodium dihydrogen (1-hydroxyethylidene)diphosphonate [7414-83-7].
» Etidronate Disodium contains not less than 97.0 percent and not more than 101.0 percent of C2H6Na2O7P2, calculated on the anhydrous basis.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Etidronate Disodium RS.
USP Etidronate Disodium Related Compound A RS.
USP Etidronic Acid Monohydrate RS.
A: Infrared Absorption 197The spectra of trifluorovinyl chloride polymer and mineral oil dispersions of it, separately prepared from a test specimen recrystallized from water and dried at 105 for 1 hour, exhibit maxima in the regions of 4000 to 1350 cm-1 and 1350 to 450 cm-1, respectively, only at the same wavelengths as those of similar preparations of USP Etidronate Disodium RS.
B: A solution (1 in 100) meets the requirements of the flame test for Sodium 191.
pH 791: between 4.2 and 5.2, in a solution (1 in 100).
Water, Method Ic 921: not more than 5.0%, determined on a preparation containing 100 mg of finely powdered etidronate disodium in 10 mL of a mixture of acetic acid and formamide (1:1).
Limit of phosphite
Solution A Prepare an aqueous solution containing 0.65 mg per mL of anhydrous sodium carbonate and 0.40 mg per mL of sodium bicarbonate.
Solution B Prepare an aqueous solution containing 4.68 mg per mL of anhydrous sodium carbonate and 2.89 mg per mL of sodium bicarbonate.
Mobile phase Use variable mixtures of Solution A and Solution B as directed for Chromatographic system. Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621).
Standard solution Dissolve suitable quantities of USP Etidronate Disodium Related Compound A RS and dibasic sodium phosphate in Solution A to obtain a solution having a known concentration of 0.016 mg of dibasic sodium phosphite on the anhydrous basis and 0.015 mg of dibasic sodium phosphate in each mL. [noteEtidronate disodium related compound A is dibasic sodium phosphite pentahydrate.]
Suppressor regenerant solution Use 12.5 mM sulfuric acid. [noteThis solution is needed only if the chemical suppression option is used.]
Test solution Transfer approximately 50 mg of Etidronate Disodium, accurately weighed, to a suitable flask. Dissolve in 10.0 mL of Solution A.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621) The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a conductivity detector, a 4-mm × 25-cm column and a 4-mm × 50-mm guard column both containing packing L61, and either a 4-mm anion self-regenerating suppressor or a suitable chemical suppressor. The flow rate is about 1.0 mL per minute for the Mobile phase. When a chemical suppressor is used, the flow rate is 3 to 5 mL per minute for the Suppressor regenerant solution. The chromatograph is programmed as follows.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Standard solution and the Test solution into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the phosphite peaks. Calculate the percentage of phosphite, determined as monobasic sodium phosphite, in the portion of Etidronate Disodium taken by the formula:
1000(103.98/125.96)(C/W)(rU / rS)in which 103.98 and 125.96 are the molecular weights of monobasic sodium phosphite and dibasic sodium phosphite, respectively; C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Etidronate Disodium Related Compound A RS on the anhydrous basis in the Standard solution; W is the weight, in mg, of Etidronate Disodium taken to prepare the Test solution; and rU and rS are the phosphite peak responses obtained from the Test solution and the Standard solution, respectively: not more than 1.0% of phosphite, determined as monobasic sodium phosphite, is found.
Heavy metals, Method II 231 Use 0.5 g of Etidronate Disodium for the Test Preparation and 2.5 mL of Standard Lead Solution for the Standard Preparation. Transfer the Test Preparation and the Standard Preparation to separate quartz crucibles, add 0.5 g of magnesium oxide to each crucible, and mix. Evaporate the Standard Preparation to dryness at 110 for 1 hour, and ignite each crucible over a flame to a light gray color. Ignite at 800 for 1 hour, cool, and dissolve the residues by the dropwise addition of hydrochloric acid, and add 3 mL of water. Adjust with ammonia TS to a pH of 8.5, then adjust with acetic acid to a pH of 4. Make a final pH adjustment to 3.4 ± 0.05, using dilute hydrochloric acid. Filter into 50-mL color comparison tubes, and dilute with water to 40 mL. The limit is 0.005%.
Mobile phase Prepare a 35 mM to 40 mM ammonium nitrate solution in water, and adjust with dilute ammonium hydroxide to a pH of 7.0.
Standard preparation Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Etidronic Acid Monohydrate RS in a mixture of 1 mL of 1 N sodium hydroxide solution and 150 mL of Mobile phase, to obtain a solution having a known concentration between 0.73 and 0.75 mg of etidronic acid monohydrate per mL.
Assay preparation Transfer between 42.0 and 43.0 mg of Etidronate Disodium, accurately weighed, to a 50-mL volumetric flask, and dissolve in and dilute with Mobile phase to volume.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621) The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a refractive index detector and a 4.6- × 150-mm column that contains packing L23. The column and the detector temperatures are maintained at 32. The flow rate is about 1.5 mL per minute. Chromatograph the Standard preparation, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 1.5%.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the major peaks. Calculate the percentage of C2H6Na2O7P2 in the portion of Etidronate Disodium taken by the formula:
100(250.00/224.05)(CS / CU)(rU / rS)in which 250.00 and 224.05 are the molecular weights of etidronate disodium and etidronic acid monohydrate, respectively; CS is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Etidronic Acid Monohydrate RS in the Standard preparation; CU is the concentration, in mg per mL, of Etidronate Disodium in the Assay preparation; and rU and rS are the peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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