Pharmaceutical analysis determines the purity, concentration, active compounds, shelf life, rate of absorption in the body, identity, stability, rate of release etc. of a drug. Testing a pharmaceutical product involves a variety of chemical, physical and microbiological analyses. It is reckoned that over GBP10 billion is spent annually in the UK alone on pharmaceutical analysis, and the analytical processes described in this book are used in industries as diverse as food, beverages, cosmetics, detergents, metals, paints, water, agrochemicals, biotechnological products and pharmaceuticals. This is the key textbook in pharmaceutical analysis, now revised and updated for its fourth edition.
Chapter 1 Control of the quality of analytical methods Chapter 2 Physical and chemical properties of drug molecules Chapter 3 Titrimetic and chemical analysis methods by RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel Chapter 4 Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy Chapter 5 Infrared spectrophotometry Chapter 6 Atomic spectrophotometry Chapter 7 Molecular emission spectroscopy Chapter 8 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy Chapter 9 Mass spectrometry Chapter 10 Chromatographic theory Chapter 11 Gas chromatography Chapter 12 High-pressure liquid chromatography Chapter 13 Thin-layer chromatography Chapter 14 High-performance capillary electrophoresis Chapter 15 Extraction methods in pharmaceutical analysis Chapter 16 Methods used in the quality control of biotechnologically produced drugs