(kal'' sif e dye' ol).
Click to View Image
C27H44O2·H2O 418.65

9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-3,25-diol monohydrate, (3,5Z,7E)-.
25-Hydroxycholecalciferol monohydrate [63283-36-3].
» Calcifediol contains not less than 97.0 percent and not more than 103.0 percent of C27H44O2·H2O.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers at controlled room temperature.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Calcifediol RS Click to View Structure
Water, Method Ia 921: between 3.8% and 5.0%, determined on a 0.2-g specimen.
Internal standard solution— Dissolve testosterone in ethyl acetate to obtain a solution having a concentration of about 0.10 mg per mL.
Mobile phase— Prepare a suitable degassed solution of about 6 volumes of heptane, 6 volumes of water-saturated heptane, 3 volumes of methylene chloride, and 5 volumes of ethyl acetate.
Standard preparation— Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Calcifediol RS in Internal standard solution, and dilute quantitatively and stepwise with Internal standard solution to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 20 µg per mL.
Assay preparation— Transfer about 10 mg of Calcifediol, accurately weighed, to a 50-mL volumetric flask, dissolve in Internal standard solution, dilute with Internal standard solution to volume, and mix. Transfer 5.0 mL of this solution to a 50-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Internal standard solution to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)—The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 4-mm × 30-cm column that contains packing L3, a detector that monitors absorption at 254 nm, and a pump capable of providing constant flow up to a minimum of 2000 psi.
System suitability— The relative standard deviation for peak response ratios for four replicate injections of Standard preparation is not more than 3.0%, and the resolution factor is not less than 3.0.
Procedure— Introduce equal volumes of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph (see Chromatography 621), and measure the peak responses obtained. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C27H44O2·H2O in the portion of Calcifediol taken by the formula:
0.5C(RU / RS)
in which C is the concentration, in µg per mL, of USP Calcifediol RS in the Standard preparation; and RU and RS are the ratios of the peak responses of calcifediol to testosterone obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
Auxiliary Information— Please check for your question in the FAQs before contacting USP.
Topic/Question Contact Expert Committee
Monograph Elena Gonikberg, Ph.D.
Principal Scientific Liaison
(SM32010) Monographs - Small Molecules 3
Reference Standards RS Technical Services
USP35–NF30 Page 2431