Accelerated Stability Studies of Widely Used Pharmaceutical Substances Under Simulated Tropical Conditions
(1986; 119 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Index of degradable substances
View the document3. Index of substances resistant to degradation
Close this folder4. Stability experiments on degradable substances
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Thiopental sodium

Accelerated Degradation Experiment

Conditions

Procedure A1:

20 days exposure at 50 °C and 100% relative humidity.

Procedure A2:

30 days exposure at 50 °C and 100% relative humidity.

Procedure B:

30 days exposure at 50 °C and 100% relative humidity followed by 7 days at 70 °C and 100% relative humidity.

Appearance of the substance

The substance, originally in the form of a yellowish white powder, changes after procedures A2 and B into small humid agglomerates.

Gain of moisture

Before exposure to heat and humidity:

6%

After procedures A2 and B:

30%

Chromatographic test

Adsorbent: Silica gel F-254

Solution applied to the plate: Substance dissolved in methanol.

Solvent system:

chloroform ................ 9 volumes
acetone ...................... 1 volume

Development conditions: The solvent is allowed to migrate until the front reaches a line 15 cm from the starting line.

Detection: The plate is examined under ultraviolet light at a wavelength of maximum output at about 254 nm, and then left in a chromatographic chamber containing some iodine crystals until spots appear.

Results: After procedure A1 a secondary spot is observed that is more mobile than the main spot. After procedure B the secondary spots are intensified.

Conclusion

Thiopental sodium is subject to decomposition under accelerated degradation conditions.

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