19-Norpregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one, 17-(acetyloxy)-, (17).
17-Hydroxy-19-nor-17-pregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one acetate [51-98-9].
» Norethindrone Acetate contains not less than 97.0 percent and not more than 103.0 percent of C22H28O3, calculated on the dried basis.
Packaging and storage Preserve in well-closed containers.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Norethindrone Acetate RS.
Completeness of solution The solution prepared for the determination of Specific rotation is clear and free from undissolved solids.
Identification, Infrared Absorption 197K.
Specific rotation 781S: between 32 and 38.
Test solution: 20 mg per mL, in dioxane.
Loss on drying 731 Dry it at 105 for 3 hours: it loses not more than 0.5% of its weight.
Limit of ethynyl group Proceed as directed in the test for Ethynyl group under Norethindrone. Not less than 7.13% and not more than 7.57% of ethynyl group is found.
Adsorbent: 0.25-mm layer of chromatographic silica gel mixture.
Test solution Prepare a solution of Norethindrone Acetate in chloroform having a concentration of 10 mg per mL.
Standard stock solution Prepare a solution of USP Norethindrone Acetate RS in chloroform having a known concentration of 10 mg per mL.
Standard solutions Dilute accurately measured volumes of the Standard stock solution with chloroform to obtain Standard solutions A, B, C, and D having known concentrations of 150 µg per mL, 50 µg per mL, 30 µg per mL, and 10 µg per mL, respectively.
Application volume: 10 µL, as two 5-µL portions.
Developing solvent system: a mixture of toluene and ethyl acetate (1:1).
Procedure Proceed as directed for Thin-Layer Chromatography under Chromatography 621, except to apply the solutions along a line 2.5 cm from the edge of the plate. Spray the plate with a mixture of methanol and sulfuric acid (7:3), and heat at 100 for 5 minutes. The Test solution exhibits a principal spot at the same RF value as the principal spot of Standard solution A. Any individual secondary spot is not more intense than the spot in the chromatogram obtained from Standard solution B: not more than 0.5% of any individual impurity is found. The sum of the intensities of all of the secondary spots is not more intense than the spot in the chromatogram obtained from Standard solution A: not more than 1.5% of total impurities is found.
Mobile phase Prepare a filtered and degassed mixture of acetonitrile and water (6:4). Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621).
Resolution solution Dissolve accurately weighed quantities of desoxycorticosterone acetate and USP Norethindrone Acetate RS in Mobile phase to obtain a solution having concentrations of about 80 µg of each per mL.
Test solution Transfer about 62.5 mg of Norethindrone Acetate, accurately weighed, to a 25-mL volumetric flask, dissolve in and dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix.
Diluted test solution Transfer 1.0 mL of the Test solution to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621) The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 254-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 25-cm column that contains packing L1. The flow rate is about 1 mL per minute. Chromatograph the Resolution solution, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the relative retention times are about 0.83 for desoxycorticosterone acetate and 1.0 for norethindrone acetate; and the resolution, R, between desoxycorticosterone acetate and norethindrone acetate is not less than 3.5.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Diluted test solution and the Test solution into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms for twice the retention time of norethindrone acetate, and measure all of the peak areas. Calculate the percentage of each impurity in the portion of Norethindrone Acetate taken by the formula:
ri / rsin which ri is the peak area for each impurity obtained from the Test solution; and rs is the sum of all the peaks obtained from the Diluted test solution. [noteExclude any peak having a response that is less than 0.025% of the norethindrone acetate peak response obtained from the Test solution.] Not more than 0.5% of any individual impurity is found; and not more than 1.0% of total impurities is found.
Assay Transfer about 100 mg of Norethindrone Acetate, accurately weighed, to a 200-mL volumetric flask, add alcohol to volume, and mix. Transfer 5.0 mL of this solution to a 250-mL volumetric flask, dilute with alcohol to volume, and mix. Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Norethindrone Acetate RS in alcohol, and dilute quantitatively and stepwise with alcohol to obtain a Standard solution having a known concentration of about 10 µg per mL. Concomitantly determine the absorbances of both solutions in 1-cm cells at the wavelength of maximum absorbance at about 240 nm, with a suitable spectrophotometer, using alcohol as the blank. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C22H28O3 in the portion of Norethindrone Acetate taken by the formula:
10C(AU / AS)in which C is the concentration, in µg per mL, of USP Norethindrone Acetate RS in the Standard solution, and AU and AS are the absorbances of the solution of Norethindrone Acetate and the Standard solution, respectively.
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