Author(s): Muralidharan Selvadurai, and Subramaniya Nainar Meyyanathan
Aim and Objectives: To develop a simple, sensitive, cost-effective and reproducible UVspectrophotometric method and validate for the estimation of disodium edetate in topical gel formulations. Materials and Methods: Solution of disodium edetate reacts with ferric chloride to form complex in 0.1 N HCl giving λmax at 270 nm. Beer’s law was obeyed in the concentration range of 5–50 μg/mL (r2 = 0.9997). Results: The limit of detection and limit of quantitation were found to be 1.190 and 3.608 μg/mL, respectively. The results show that the procedure is accurate, precise, and reproducible (relative standard deviation < 1%), while being simple and less time consuming. Conclusions: The study concluded that the UV-spectrophotometric method could be used for the quantification of disodium edetate in pure form as well as in pharmaceutical formulations.