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Bupivacaine Related Compound A

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

6-(butylamino)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)hexanamide (Bupivacaine Related Compound A) (Bupivacaine Impurity E)

Quality Level


certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard


current certificate can be downloaded


pkg of 40 mg


pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to PhEur Y0000089
traceable to USP 1078518

storage temp.


General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
Bupivacaine and its derivatives are a category of compounds that are used as local anesthetics. Its applications consist of infiltration, nerve block, epidural, and intrathecal anesthesia.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
Bupivacaine may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAA7909 in the Documents slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.


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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 4

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Determination of tramadol, metamizole, ropivacaine, and bupivacaine in analgesic mixture samples by HPLC with DAD detection
Salmeron-Garcia A, et al.
Journal of Chromatographic Science, 47(3), 231237-231237 (2009)
Protein synthesis in bupivacaine (Marcaine)-treated, regenerating skeletal muscle
Jones GH
Muscle and Nerve, 5(4), 281-290 (1982)
Bupivacaine decreases cell viability and matrix protein synthesis in an intervertebral disc organ model system
Wang D, et al.
The Spine Journal : Official Journal of the North American Spine Society, 11(2), 139-146 (2011)
Quantitative mass spectrometric analysis of ropivacaine and bupivacaine in authentic, pharmaceutical and spiked human plasma without chromatographic separation
Salama NN and Wang S
Analytical Chemistry Insights, 4(3), ACI-S2564 (2009)

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