Testosterone Cypionate
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C27H40O3 412.60

Androst-4-en-3-one, 17-(3-cyclopentyl-1-oxopropoxy)-, (17)-.
Testosterone cyclopentanepropionate [58-20-8].
» Testosterone Cypionate contains not less than 97.0 percent and not more than 103.0 percent of C27H40O3, calculated on the dried basis.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in well-closed, light-resistant containers.
Identification, Infrared Absorption 197K.
Melting range 741: between 98 and 104.
Specific rotation 781S: between +85 and +92.
Test solution: 20 mg per mL, in chloroform.
Loss on drying 731 Dry it in vacuum over silica gel for 4 hours: it loses not more than 0.5% of its weight.
Residue on ignition 281: not more than 0.2%.
Free cyclopentanepropionic acid— Dissolve 500 mg in 10 mL of alcohol that previously has been neutralized to a faint blue color following the addition of 2 or 3 drops of bromothymol blue TS, and promptly titrate with 0.01 N sodium hydroxide VS: not more than 0.70 mL of 0.01 N sodium hydroxide is required (0.20% of cyclopentanepropionic acid).
Internal standard solution— Dissolve 80 mg of USP Cholesteryl Caprylate RS in a mixture of methanol and chloroform (4:1) in a 100-mL volumetric flask, then add the same solvent mixture to volume.
Standard preparation— Weigh accurately about 10 mg of USP Testosterone Cypionate RS into a suitable vial, add by pipet 10 mL of Internal standard solution, and mix.
Assay preparation— Prepare as directed for Standard preparation, using an accurately weighed portion of about 10 mg of Testosterone Cypionate instead of the Reference Standard.
Procedure— Inject 1 µL of the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, successively, into a suitable gas chromatograph fitted with a flame-ionization detector. Under typical conditions, the instrument contains a 3-mm × 1.2-m glass column packed with 1% (w/w) phase G6 on packing S1AB. The column temperature is maintained at 260 and the helium carrier gas flows at 50 mL per minute. In a suitable chromatogram, the resolution factor, R (see Chromatography 621), is not less than 3 between the internal standard and testosterone cypionate peaks, and five replicate injections of a single Standard preparation show a coefficient of variation of not more than 2% in the peak area ratio of testosterone cypionate to internal standard. Measure the areas under the peaks for testosterone cypionate and cholesteryl caprylate in each chromatogram. Calculate the ratio, RU, of the area of the testosterone cypionate peak to the area of the internal standard peak in the chromatogram from the Assay preparation, and similarly calculate the ratio, RS, in the chromatogram from the Standard preparation. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C27H40O3 in the portion of Testosterone Cypionate taken by the formula:
W(RU / RS)
in which W is the weight, in mg, of USP Testosterone Cypionate RS in the Standard preparation, and the other terms are as defined therein.
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Topic/Question Contact Expert Committee
Monograph Daniel K. Bempong, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(MDPS05) Monograph Development-Pulmonary and Steroids
Reference Standards Lili Wang, Technical Services Scientist
USP32–NF27 Page 3685
Chromatographic Column—
Chromatographic columns text is not derived from, and not part of, USP 32 or NF 27.