Comparison of Univariate and Multivariate Models of C SSNMR and XRPD Techniques for Quantification of Nimodipine Polymorphs. Academic Article uri icon


  • The focus of the present investigation was to explore the use of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance ((13)C ssNMR) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) for quantification of nimodipine polymorphs (form I and form II) crystallized in a cosolvent formulation. The cosolvent formulation composed of polyethylene glycol 400, glycerin, water, and 2.5% drug, and was stored at 5C for the drug crystallization. The (13)C ssNMR and XRPD data of the sample matrices containing varying percentages of nimodipine form I and form II were collected. Univariate and multivariate models were developed using the data. Least square method was used for the univariate model generation. Partial least square and principle component regressions were used for the multivariate models development. The univariate models of the (13)C ssNMR were better than the XRPD as indicated by statistical parameters such as correlation coefficient, R (2), root mean square error, and standard error. On the other hand, the XRPD multivariate models were better than the (13)C ssNMR as indicated by precision and accuracy parameters. Similar values were predicted by the univariate and multivariate models for independent samples. In conclusion, the univariate and multivariate models of (13)C ssNMR and XRPD can be used to quantitate nimodipine polymorphs.

published proceedings

  • AAPS PharmSciTech

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Rahman, Z., Mohammad, A., Siddiqui, A., & Khan, M. A.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Rahman, Ziyaur||Mohammad, Adil||Siddiqui, Akhtar||Khan, Mansoor A

publication date

  • December 2015