Dissolution assay of theophylline, diprophylline and proxyphylline from a sustained release dosage form by high performance thin layer chromatography
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The content and dissolution rate of theophylline, diprophylline and proxyphylline from a sustained release formulation were determined by UV in situ densitometry. After separation the chromatographic zones corresponding to the spots of theophylline, diprophylline and proxyphylline on the high performance thin layer chromatographic plates were scanned in reflectance/absorbance mode at 275 nm. Quantification was performed with a second degree polynomial function over the range 40–200 ng for theophylline and 60–300 ng for diprophylline and proxyphylline. Percentages of dissolved theophylline, diprophylline and proxyphylline were monitored over 1, 3 and 6 h. The method was found to be simple, accurate, reliable, time‐saving (up to 18 samples can be determined simultaneously) and low‐cost.