volume 271, issue 1-2, P63-76 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.10.023
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Abstract: The pH is a critical factor determining the rate of the degradation of erythromycin A in aqueous solutions. However, the kinetics of the acid- and base-catalyzed degradation is still uncertain. This study used a sensitive coulometric detection method to determine concentrations of erythromycin A and its degradation products. To determine the buffer-independent rate constants, sodium acetate (0.05-0.2 M) and Tris-HCl (0.1-0.5 M) were used in a pH range of 3.5-5.5 and 7.0-9.0, respectively. In acidic conditions,…

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