Tinidazole
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C8H13N3O4S 247.28
1H-Imidazole, 1-[2-(ethylsulfonyl)ethyl]-2-methyl-5-nitro-.
1-[2-(Ethylsulfonyl)ethyl]-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole [19387-91-8].
» Tinidazole contains not less than 98.0 percent and not more than 101.0 percent of C8H13N3O4S, calculated on the dried basis.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in tight containers, protected from light, at controlled room temperature.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Tinidazole RS
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USP Tinidazole Related Compound A RS
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USP Tinidazole Related Compound B RS
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Identification—
B: Ultraviolet Absorption 197U
Solution: 10 µg per mL.
Medium: methanol.
C: The RF value and intensity of the principal spot obtained from the chromatogram of Test solution 2 correspond to those obtained from the chromatogram of Standard solution 1, as obtained in the test for Related compounds.
Melting range 741: between 125 and 128.
Loss on drying 731 Dry it at a temperature between 100 and 105 to constant weight: it loses not more than 0.5% of its weight.
Residue on ignition 281: not more than 0.1%.
Related compounds—
Adsorbent: 0.25-mm layer of chromatographic silica gel mixture.
Test solution 1— Dissolve about 200 mg of Tinidazole, accurately weighed, in 10 mL of methanol.
Test solution 2— Transfer 1.0 mL of Test solution 1 to a 10-mL volumetric flask, dilute with methanol to volume, and mix.
Standard solution 1— Prepare a solution of USP Tinidazole RS in methanol containing 2.0 mg per mL.
Standard solution 2— Dilute 1.0 mL of Standard solution 1 with methanol to 20 mL.
Standard solution 3— Dilute 4.0 mL of Standard solution 2 with methanol to 10 mL.
Standard solution 4— Prepare a solution of USP Tinidazole Related Compound A RS in methanol containing 0.1 mg per mL.
Standard solution 5— Prepare a solution of USP Tinidazole Related Compound B RS in methanol containing 0.1 mg per mL.
Application volume: 10 µL.
Developing solvent system: a mixture of ethyl acetate and butyl alcohol (3:1).
Procedure— Proceed as directed for Thin-Layer Chromatography under Chromatography 621. Activate the plate for at least 1 hour at 110. Examine the plate under short-wavelength UV light: any spots due to tinidazole related compound A and tinidazole related compound B obtained from Test solution 1 are no more intense than the corresponding spots obtained from Standard solution 4 and Standard solution 5, respectively; any spot, other than the principal spot, obtained from Test solution 1 is not more intense than the spot obtained from Standard solution 2; and not more than one such spot is more intense than the spot obtained from Standard solution 3.
Assay— Dissolve 150 mg of Tinidazole, accurately weighed, in 25.0 mL of glacial acetic acid, and titrate with 0.1 N perchloric acid VS, determining the endpoint potentiometrically with suitable electrodes (see Titrimetry 541). Perform a blank determination, and make any necessary correction. Each mL of 0.1 N perchloric acid is equivalent to 24.73 mg of C8H13N3O4S.
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