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THE POTENTIALITIES OF USING A GRAPHITE-SILICONE RUBBER COMPOSITE ELECTRODE IN THE DETERMINATION OF PROPRANOLOL
ANALYTICAL LETTERS, v.44, n.5, p.850-862, 2011
SANTOS, Sidney Xavier dos
CAVALHEIRO, Eder Tadeu Gomes
A graphite silicone-rubber composite electrode (GSR) was used for the determination of propranolol in drug formulation. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) at the GSR presented an irreversible oxidation peak at + 0.8V vs. SCE, in Britton Robinson (B-R) buffer pH 7.4. The quantitative determination was carried out using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). Under optimized parameters a linear dynamic range from 5.0 to 80.6 mu mol L(-1) with a detection limit of 1.1 mu mol L(-1) was observed. A repeatability of 4.5 +/- 0.1 mu A (n = 10) peak current was found after 10 successive DPV voltammograms of propranolol in the same solution after surface renovations. Using the proposed electrode, propranolol was quantified in a pharmaceutical formulation with results that agreed within 95% confidence level (t-test) with those from an official method.