Monohydrate. 362.34 [81025-04-9].
Dihydrate. 380.35 [81025-03-8].
» Lactitol contains not less than 98.0 percent and not more than 101.0 percent of C12H24O11, calculated on the anhydrous basis.
Packaging and storage Preserve in well-closed containers.
Labeling Label it to indicate whether it is the monohydrate, the dihydrate, or the anhydrous form.
Identification, Infrared Absorption 197K.
Water, Method I 921 between 4.5% and 5.5% (monohydrate); between 9.5% and 10.5% (dihydrate); and not more than 0.5% for the anhydrous form.
Residue on ignition 281: not more than 0.5%.
Heavy metals 231 Dissolve 4 g of it in 25 mL of water: the limit is 5 µg per g.
Reducing sugars Dissolve 500 mg of it in 2.0 mL of water in a 10-mL conical flask. Into a similar flask, pipet 2 mL of a dextrose solution containing 0.5 mg per mL. Concomitantly add 1 mL of alkaline cupric tartrate TS to each solution, heat to boiling, and cool: the lactitol solution shows no more turbidity than that produced in the dextrose solution, in which a reddish brown precipitate forms (0.2%, as dextrose).
Standard solution Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Lactitol RS in water to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 0.3 mg per mL.
Chromatographic system Proceed as directed in the Assay, except to chromatograph the Standard solution instead of the Standard preparation.
Test solution Use the Assay preparation, prepared as directed in the Assay.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 25 µL) of the Standard solution and the Test solution into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the peak responses. The relative retention times are about 0.53 for lactose, 0.58 for glucose, 0.67 for galactose, 0.72 for lactulitol, 1.0 for lactitol, 1.55 for galactitol, and 1.68 for sorbitol. Calculate the percentages of galactitol, sorbitol, lactulitol, lactose, glucose, and galactose in the portion of Lactitol taken by the formula:
100(CV/W)(rU / rS)in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Lactitol RS in the Standard solution; V is the volume, in mL, of the Test solution; W is the weight, in mg, of Lactitol in the Test solution; rU is the peak response of the relevant related compound, if observed, obtained from the Test solution; and rS is the lactitol peak response obtained from the Standard solution. The total of the percentages of all related compounds is not more than 1.5%.
Mobile phase Use water.
Standard preparation Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Lactitol RS in water to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 10.0 mg per mL.
Assay preparation Transfer about 1000 mg of Lactitol, accurately weighed, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dissolve in and dilute with water to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a refractive index detector and a 7.8-mm × 30-cm column that contains packing L34. The column is maintained at 85, and the flow rate is about 0.7 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 1.0% for lactitol.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 25 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the peak responses. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C12H24O11 in the portion of Lactitol taken by the formula:
100C(rU / rS)in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Lactitol RS in the Standard preparation, and rU and rS are the lactitol peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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