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ABSTRACT: The kinetic methodology based on the difference of reaction rates, is based on the reaction between a common oxidizing agents such as tris(1,10-phenanthroline) and iron(III) complex (ferriin, [Fe (phen)3]3+) in the presence of citrate and spectrophotometrically, monitoring the changes of absorbance at the maximum wavelength of 511 nm. Experimental conditions such as pH, reagents and citrate concentrations were optimized, and the data obtained from the experiments were processed by several chemometric approaches, such as artificial neural network (ANN) and partial least squares (PLS). A set of synthetic mixtures of carbidopa (CD), levodopa (LD) and methyldopa (MD) was evaluated and the results obtained by the applications of these chemometric approaches were discussed and compared. It was found that the back propagation artificial neural network (BP-ANN) method afforded better precision relatively than those of radial basis function artificial neural networks (RBF-ANN) and PLS. The proposed method was also applied satisfactorily to the determination of carbidopa, levodopa and methyldopa in real samples.
Analytica chimica acta 12/2007; 603(2):140-6. · 4.31 Impact Factor