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Interaction of p-synephrine with p-chloranil: experimental design and multiple response optimization

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In the current paper, and for the first time, spectrophotometry coupled with a set of factorial designs was executed as a new tool for investigating the interaction between p-synephrine (p-SY) and p-chloranil (p-CHL). Two types of complexes were observed as a result of this interaction. The first complex, an intermolecular charge transfer complex, was measured at 452 nm, while the second, an intramolecular charge transfer complex, was measured at 536 nm. A chemometric assisted screening and optimization of the absorbance at the two wavelengths was scrutinized. As a screening procedure, a 2-level full factorial design (2k-FFD) was employed. Method variables, such as reaction temperature, heating time, reagent volume, and solvent type were considered and the response was measured at the individual wavelengths. With the help of Pareto analysis, and ANOVA testing (following a response transformation employing Box–Cox treatment), variables ascertained to be significant (p < 0.05) were selected. Significant factors were carefully adjusted, exploiting a response surface methodology (RSM) with a face-centered central composite design (FCCCD). Afterwards, and with the help of the overlaid contour plots, and Derringer's desirability function, the multiple responses (Y1 and Y2) were simultaneously optimized and consolidated into a unified performance characteristic. The proposed model denoted the efficacy of experimental designs in adjusting the reaction variables and maximizing the output. Scott's plot, and other models were used to determine the formation constant of a 1 : 1 complex. Validation of the proposed procedure was performed using ANOVA. Linearity, detection and quantification limits as well as accuracy, within-day and intermediate precisions have been assessed following ICH guidelines for evaluation of analytical procedures.

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The article was received on 23 Apr 2016, accepted on 01 Jul 2016 and first published on 04 Jul 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10533E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 64967-64976
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    Interaction of p-synephrine with p-chloranil: experimental design and multiple response optimization

    M. S. Elazazy, K. Ganesh, V. Sivakumar and Y. H. A. Huessein, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 64967
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10533E

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