TITLE

A catalytic multi-pumping flow system for the chemiluminometric determination of metformin

AUTHOR(S)
Marques, Karine L.; Santos, João L. M.; Lima, José L. F. C.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;May2005, Vol. 382 Issue 2, p452
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A multi-pumping flow system for the chemiluminometric determination of the hypoglycaemic drug metformin was implemented. The developed methodology was based on the metformin-induced inhibition (metformin acts as a Cu(II) scavenger) of the catalytic effect of Cu(II) ions on the chemiluminescent reaction between luminol and hydrogen peroxide. The flow manifold configuration was based on the utilisation of multiple solenoid-actuated micro-pumps that were simultaneously accountable for sample/reagent introduction and reaction zone formation/propulsion, thus resulting in a fully automated, simple and highly selective multi-pumping flow system. A versatile sample manipulation allowed the establishment of distinct sampling strategies with low reagent consumption. The characteristic pulsed flow ensured an effective sample/reagent mixing leading to a better and faster reaction zone homogenisation and thus improved analytical signals. Linear calibration plots were obtained for metformin hydrochloride concentrations ranging from 5 to 15 mg L−1 with a relative standard deviation lower than 2.0% ( n=5). Detection limit was 0.94 mg L−1, and the sampling rate was about 95 determinations per hour. The developed methodology was applied to the analysis of pharmaceutical formulations and the obtained results were in agreement with those furnished by the reference method with relative percentage deviations of lower than 1.5%.
ACCESSION #
17252656

 

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