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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||A Highly Improved Method For Sensitive Determination Of Amitriptyline In Pharmaceutical Formulations Using An Unmodified Carbon Nanotube Electrode In The Presence Of Sulfuric Acid|
|Author:||Henrique Duarte E.|
Dos Santos W.P.
Fantinato Hudari F.
Bott Neto J.L.
Romao Sartori E.
Cesar Pereira A.
Teixeira Tarley C.R.
|Abstract:||The present paper describes a novel, simple and reliable differential pulse voltammetric method for determining amitriptyline (AMT) in pharmaceutical formulations. It has been described for many authors that this antidepressant is electrochemically inactive at carbon electrodes. However, the procedure proposed herein consisted in electrochemically oxidizing AMT at an unmodified carbon nanotube paste electrode in the presence of 0.1 mol L-1 sulfuric acid used as electrolyte. At such concentration, the acid facilitated the AMT electroxidation through one-electron transfer at 1.33 V vs. Ag/AgCl, as observed by the augmentation of peak current. Concerning optimized conditions (modulation time 5 ms, scan rate 90 mV s-1, and pulse amplitude 120 mV) a linear calibration curve was constructed in the range of 0.0-30.0 μmol L-1, with a correlation coefficient of 0.9991 and a limit of detection of 1.61 μmol L-1. The procedure was successfully validated for intra- and inter-day precision and accuracy. Moreover, its feasibility was assessed through analysis of commercial pharmaceutical formulations and it has been compared to the UV-vis spectrophotometric method used as standard analytical technique recommended by the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.|
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