Determination of betamethasone disodium phosphate in the in vitro media of PLGA microspheres by high-performance liquid chromatography

Ling Wang, Yi Yan Yang, Tai-Shung Chung, Xue Qin Chen

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Abstract

Betamethasone disodium phosphate is a kind of corticosteroid, which is commonly used in the intralesional treatment of keloids. In this work, polymeric microspheres loaded with betamethasone disodium phosphate were fabricated to design a sustained-release system. A validated HPLC technique for determination of betamethasone disodium phosphate in in vitro media of the polymeric microspheres has been developed. The operation conditions were optimized. The analytical column was ZORBAX® Bonus-RP column with 4.6×150 mm ID and a particle size of 5 μm. The mobile phase consisted of acetonitrile-0.01% phosphoric acid water solution (40:60, v/v). The flow rate was 1.0 ml/min and injection volume was 50 μl. The elutes were detected at 240 nm. Linearity, repeatability, inter- and intra-assay precision and accuracy of the method were evaluated. The liner range was obtained in a concentrated range of 20-1000 μg/ml, with a coefficient of correlation r=0.999978. The limit of detection for betamethasone disodium phosphate in the in vitro test samples was 0.25 μg. Recovery of betamethasone disodium phosphate from the in vitro test samples was 99.7±5.2% (mean±SD). Stability of betamethasone disodium phosphate at different pH values and temperatures were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-635
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Volume28
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2002

Keywords

  • Betamethasone disodium phosphate
  • High performance liquid chromatography
  • PLGA microspheres
  • Stability
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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