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C22H23NO7 413.42

Narcotine [128-62-1].
»Noscapine contains not less than 99.0percent and not more than 100.5percent of C22H23NO7,calculated on the anhydrous basis.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in well-closed containers.
A: Infrared Absorption á197Kñ—Do not dry specimens.
B: Ultraviolet Absorption á197Uñ
Solution: 60µg per mL.
Medium: methanol.
C: Place about 100mg in a small porcelain dish,add a few drops of sulfuric acid,and stir:a greenish yellow solution is produced,and on warming it becomes red and then turns violet.
Melting range á741ñ: between 174and 176.
Specific rotation á781Sñ: between +42and +48.
Test solution: 20mg per mL,in 0.1Nhydrochloric acid.
Water,Method Iá921ñ: not more than 1.0%.
Residue on ignition á281ñ: not more than 0.1%.
Chloride á221ñ A700-mg portion shows no more chloride than corresponds to 0.20mLof 0.020Nhydrochloric acid (0.02%).
Limit of morphine— Dissolve 100mg in 10mLof 0.1Nhydrochloric acid.To 1.0mLof this solution add 5.0mLof diluted ferricyanide reagent (prepared by dissolving 0.50g of potassium ferricyanide in 50mLof water,adding 0.50mLof ferric chloride TS,and diluting 5.0mLof the resulting solution to 25.0mL):no blue or dark green color develops within 1minute.
Ordinary impurities á466ñ
Test solution: chloroform.
Standard solution: chloroform.
Eluant: a mixture of ethyl acetate and ether (80:20).
Visualization: 17;then examine the plate immediately.
Limits— The sum of the intensities of all secondary spots obtained from the Test solutioncorresponds to not more than 1.0%.
Assay— Dissolve about 1.5g of Noscapine,accurately weighed,in 25mLof glacial acetic acid.Add 25mLof dioxane and 5drops of crystal violet TS,and titrate with 0.1Nperchloric acid VSto a blue endpoint.Perform a blank determination,and make any necessary correction.Each mLof 0.1Nperchloric acid is equivalent to 41.34mg of C22H23NO7.
Auxiliary Information— Staff Liaison:Daniel K.Bempong,Ph.D.,Scientist
Expert Committee:(PA2)Pharmaceutical Analysis 2
USP28–NF23Page 1406
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