ESTABILIDADE TERMICA DO PARACETAMOL EM SOLUCAO: CROMATOGRAFIA EM CAMADA DELGADA (CCD) - ESPECTROFOTOMETRIA ULTRAVIOLETA
Revista de Ciencias Farmaceuticas, v. 15, p. 123-140.
Correa, Marcos Antonio
Bueno, J. H F
The interference practised by the products in degradation of paracetemol when there is the application of spectrophotometry UV is the main obstruction to the execution of studies of thermic stability. The application of chromatography in slender layer to the isolation of paracetamol, besides being the excessively hard to apply was satisfactory to the desired proposal. The type and extension of degradation suffered by paracetamol in solution suggest the convenient inclusion, in the formulations, of one system antioxidant. This practice makes possible the blockage of the oxidation of p-aminophenol, produced by the hydrolytic degradation of paracetamol; this fact propitiated the diminution of the number of products of degradation in the medicine, making the use more secure. On the other hand, considering especially the methodological necessities of the present work, the presence of one antioxidant system facilitated the separation of paracetamol through the Thin Layer Chromatography and consequently optimized its quantification by Spectrophotometry UV during the study of thermic stability. The formulation proposed revealed excellent stability.