Indexed on: 19 Oct '11Published on: 19 Oct '11Published in: Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
This paper explores an order-transform-second-chemiluminescence (OTSCL) method combining the flow injection technique for the determination of ketoprofen. When ketoprofen solution was injected into the mixture after the end of the reaction of alkaline luminol and sodium periodate or sodium periodate solution was injected into the reaction mixture of ketoprofen and alkaline luminol, a new chemiluminescence (CL) reaction was initiated and strong CL signal was detected. A mechanism for the OTSCL has been proposed on the basis of the chemiluminescence kinetic characteristic, UV-visible absorption and chemiluminescent spectra. Under optimal experimental conditions, the CL response is proportional to the concentration of ketoprofen over the range of 2.0×10(-7) to 1.0×10(-5)mol/L with a correlation coefficient of 0.9950 and a detection limit of 8.0×10(-9)mol/L (3σ). The relative standard deviation for 11 repetitive determinations of 1.0×10(-6)mol/L ketoprofen is 2.9%. The utility of this method was demonstrated by determining ketoprofen in pharmaceutical formulations without interference from its potential impurities.