Samer Housheh, Saleh Trefi, M. Fawaz Chehna
Samer Housheh1*, Saleh Trefi2, M. Fawaz Chehna2
1Department of Quality Control and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,
Al-Andalus University, Tartous, Syria.
2Department of Quality Control and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,
University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.
Volume - 7,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2017
The objective of the present work was to separate, identify and characterize the degradation products of Prasugrel hydrochloride under hydrolytic and oxidative stress conditions according to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guideline Q1A (R2). The drug degraded under acidic, basic, and oxidative stress. Five degradation products were formed, which were separated using preparative TLC. Mass fragmentation pathway of the drug was first established with the help of GC/MS studies. The degradation products were subjected to FTIR and 1H NMR studies. The obtained mass spectral data were employed to characterize the degradation products and assign structures. The degradation products were identified as 5-(2-cyclopropyl-1-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-oxoethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[3,2-c]pyridin-2(3H)-one, 5-(2-cyclopropyl-1-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-oxoethyl)-5,6,7,7a-tetrahydrothieno[3,2-c]pyridin-2(4H)-one, 2-acetoxy-5-(2-cyclopropyl-1-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-oxoethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[3,2-c]pyridine 5-oxide, 1-cyclopropyl-2-(2-fluorophenyl)ethane-1,2-dione and 4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[3,2-c]pyridin-2-yl acetate.
Cite this article:
Samer Housheh, Saleh Trefi, M. Fawaz Chehna. Identification and Characterization of Prasugrel Degradation Products by GC/MS, FTIR and 1H NMR. Asian J. Pharm. Ana. 2017; 7(2): 55-66. doi: 10.5958/2231-5675.2017.00010.2