Simultaneous Determination of Salicylamide and Paracetamol by Spectrophotometric H-Point Standard Addition Method and Partial Least Squares Regression

Abbas Afkhami* and Nahid Sarlak
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University Hamadan, Iran
E-mail: afkhami@basu.ac.ir

Abstract
Simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of salicylamide and paracetamol by H-point standard addition method (HPSAM) and partial least squares (PLS) calibration is described. The results showed that simultaneous determinations could be performed with the ratio 0.2:520:1 for salicylamide paracetamol. A partial least squares multivariate calibration method for the analysis of binary mixtures of paracetamol and salicylamide was also developed. The total relative standard error for applying the PLS method to 10 synthetic samples in the concentration range 060 g mL1 salicylamide and 030 g mL1 paracetamol was 5.1%. Both the proposed methods (PLS and HPSAM) were successfully applied to the determination of salicylamide and paracetamol in pharmaceutical preparations.

Key words: Salicylamide, Paracetamol, Simultaneous determination, HPSAM, PLS