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The IR absorption spectrum of a mineral oil dispersion of it, previously dried, exhibits maxima only at the same wavelengths as that of a similar dispersion of the residue prepared by dissolving 30 mg of USP Dibucaine Hydrochloride RS
in 5 mL of 0.5 N sodium hydroxide, extracting the resulting solution with 5 mL of ether, evaporating the ether, and drying the residue over phosphorus pentoxide.
The retention time of the major peak in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation
corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the Standard preparation,
as obtained in the Assay
Proceed as directed for Chromatographic purity
under Dibucaine Hydrochloride
, except to use a Test solution
containing 36.2 mg of Dibucaine per mL: the principal spot obtained from the Test solution
corresponds in RF
value, color, and intensity to that obtained from the Standard solution;
the sum of the intensities of any secondary spots, if present in the chromatogram of the Test solution
, corresponds to not more than 2.0% of that of the principal spot in the chromatogram of the Standard solution
on the basis of comparison with the spots obtained from the Comparison solutions.
Dissolve 1.20 g of sodium lauryl sulfate, 0.20 g of sodium acetate, and 2.0 mL of triethylamine in 300 mL of water. Adjust with glacial acetic acid to a pH of 5.6, add 700 mL of methanol, mix, and pass through a suitable filter having a 0.5-µm or finer porosity. Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability
under Chromatography 621
Prepare a mixture of methanol and water (70:30).
Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Dibucaine Hydrochloride RS
in Solvent mixture
to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 1 mg per mL. Pass through a suitable filter having a 0.5-µm or finer porosity.
Transfer about 90 mg of Dibucaine, accurately weighed, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, add Solvent mixture to volume, and mix. Pass through a suitable filter having a 0.5-µm or finer porosity.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)
The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 254-nm detector and a 3.9-mm × 30-cm column that contains packing L1. The flow rate is about 1.5 mL per minute. Chromatograph the Standard preparation
, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure:
the column efficiency, determined from the analyte peak, is not less than 1500 theoretical plates; the tailing factor for the analyte peak is not more than 3.0; and the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 2%.
Separately inject equal volumes (about 10 µL) of the Standard preparation
and the Assay preparation
into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the area responses for the major peaks. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C20
in the portion of Dibucaine taken by the formula:
(343.46/379.93)(100C)(rU / rS)
in which 343.46 and 379.93 are the molecular weights of dibucaine and dibucaine hydrochloride, respectively; C
is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Dibucaine Hydrochloride RS
in the Standard preparation;
are the responses of the dibucaine peaks obtained from the Assay preparation
and the Standard preparation,