» Chloramphenicol Capsules contain not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 120.0 percent of the labeled amount of C11H12Cl2N2O5.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers.
USP Reference standards 11
Identification The retention time of the major peak in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the Standard preparation as obtained in the Assay.
Medium: 0.01 N hydrochloric acid; 900 mL.
Apparatus 1: 100 rpm.
Time: 30 minutes.
Procedure Determine the amount of C11H12Cl2N2O5 dissolved by employing UV absorption at the wavelength of maximum absorbance at about 278 nm on filtered portions of the solution under test, suitably diluted with Dissolution Medium, if necessary, in comparison with a Standard solution having a known concentration of USP Chloramphenicol RS in the same Medium.
Tolerances Not less than 85% (Q) of the labeled amount of C11H12Cl2N2O5 is dissolved in 30 minutes.
Uniformity of dosage units 905: meet the requirements.
Standard preparation Transfer about 25 mg of USP Chloramphenicol RS, accurately weighed, to a 200-mL volumetric flask, add 10 mL of water, and heat on a steam bath until completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature, dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix. Filter a portion of this solution through a 0.5-µm or finer porosity filter, and use the clear filtrate as the Standard preparation.
Assay preparation Transfer an accurately counted number of Chloramphenicol Capsules, equivalent to about 2500 mg of chloramphenicol, to a 1000-mL volumetric flask, add 100 mL of water, and heat on a steam bath until the Capsules have disintegrated. Add 300 mL of water, and heat on a steam bath for 20 minutes, with occasional mixing. Cool to room temperature, dilute with water to volume, and mix. Transfer 5.0 mL of the resulting solution to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix. Filter a portion of this solution through a 0.5-µm or finer porosity filter, and use the clear filtrate as the Assay preparation.
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