Gallamine Triethiodide
(gal' a meen trye'' eth eye' oh dide).
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C30H60I3N3O3 891.54

Ethanaminium, 2,2¢,2¢¢-[1,2,3-benzenetriyltris(oxy)]tris[N,N,N-triethyl]-, triiodide.
[v-Phenenyltris(oxyethylene)]tris[triethylammonium] triiodide [65-29-2].
» Gallamine Triethiodide contains not less than 98.0 percent and not more than 101.0 percent of C30H60I3N3O3, calculated on the dried basis.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in tight containers, protected from light.
USP Reference standards 11
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Clarity and color of solution— A solution (1 in 50) is clear and colorless.
Identification—
B: A solution (1 in 100) responds to the tests for Iodide 191.
pH 791: between 5.3 and 7.0, in a solution (1 in 50).
Loss on drying 731 Dry it at 100 for 4 hours: it loses not more than 1.5% of its weight.
Residue on ignition 281: not more than 0.1%.
Heavy metals 231 Dissolve 1.0 g in 25 mL of water: the limit is 0.002%.
Assay—
Sodium perchlorate buffer— Prepare a 0.14 M solution of sodium perchlorate in water, and adjust with 10 N sodium hydroxide or 0.05 M phosphoric acid to a pH of 3.0.
Mobile phase— Prepare a filtered and degassed mixture of Sodium perchlorate buffer and acetonitrile (69:31). Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621).
Standard preparation— Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Gallamine Triethiodide RS in Mobile phase, and dilute quantitatively, and stepwise if necessary, with Mobile phase to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 1.0 mg per mL.
Assay preparation— Transfer about 25 mg of Gallamine Triethiodide, accurately weighed, to a 25-mL volumetric flask, dissolve in and dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)—The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 200-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 25-cm column that contains packing L1. The flow rate is about 1.0 mL per minute. Chromatograph the Standard preparation, and record the peak responses as directed under Procedure: the column efficiency is not less than 5000 theoretical plates, the tailing factor is not more than 1.4, and the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 2.0%.
Procedure— Separately inject equal volumes (about 10 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the major peaks. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C30H60I3N3O3 in the portion of Gallamine Triethiodide taken by the formula:
25C(rU / rS)
in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Gallamine Triethiodide RS in the Standard preparation; and rU and rS are the peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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