Three sensitive and accurate spectrophotometric methods are presented for the determination of the antihistaminic acrivastine (ACR) in capsules and urine. The first method utilizes the reaction of 2-nitrophenylhydrazine hydrochloride in presence of dicyclohexylcarbodiimide and pyridine. The violet colour of the resulting acid hydrazide is measured at 550 nm. The second method is based on alkaline oxidation of the drug with potassium permanganate and subsequent measurement of the formed manganate ion at 608 nm. The third method uses derivative spectrophotometry for the determination of ACR. The last method is extended to the in vitro determination of the drug in urine. All methods gave a relative standard deviation of less than 2%.
Abdine, Heba H; Gazy, Azza A; Blaih, Salah; Korany, Mohamed A (1996). Spectrophotometric Determination of Acrivastine in Urine and Capsules. Talanta 43(10) 1643-1648. doi: 10.1016/0039-9140(96)01901-7. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/chempubs/34