Pharmaceutical analysis forms a core part of any pharmacy programme, as well as being essential for pharmacology and medicinal chemistry courses.
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 analyses, 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.
The mathematics involved is notoriously difficult, but this much-praised textbook, now revised and updated for its fourth edition, guides a student through the complexities with clear writing and the author’s expertise from many years’ teaching pharmacy students. There is continuous learning reinforcement throughout the book by way of worked calculation examples and self-assessment test questions.
- Worked calculation examples
- Additional problems (self tests)
- Practical boxes
- Key points boxes
- New chapter on electrochemical biosensors.
- New chapter on the quality control of biotechnologically produced drugs.
- Extended chapter on molecular emission spectroscopy.
- Now comes with an e-book on StudentConsult.
- Self-assessment is interactive in the accompanying online e-book.
- 65 online animations show concepts such as ionization partitioning of drug molecules etc.
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
From the five-stars’ reviews of the previous edition:
- ‘Brilliant and well detailed for what I require for my University course. Love it.’
- ‘Great value for money.’
- ‘Good and easy to read.’
- ‘… covers the foundations of the maths required for a pharmacist.’