Pharmaceutical Analysis International Edition,
Edition 4 A Textbook for Pharmacy Students and Pharmaceutical Chemists
By David G. Watson, BSc, PhD, PGCE

Publication Date: 26 Jul 2016

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 £10 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.

Key Features

  • Worked calculation examples
  • Self-assessment
  • Additional problems (self tests)
  • Practical boxes
  • Key points boxes

New Features

  • New chapter on Biotech products.
  • New chapter on electrochemical methods in diagnostics.
  • Greatly extended chapter on molecular emission spectroscopy to accommodate developments and innovations in the area.
  • Now on StudentConsult
About the author
By David G. Watson, BSc, PhD, PGCE, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Table of Contents

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

Book Reviews

'Pharmacy degrees are nothing if they don't have a module you hate in them somewhere. For me it was pharmaceutical analysis. Disenchanted, bored, the lectures would send me snoring in minutes. So, want to learn it the smart way? Use this book. . You'll quickly grasp everything you need to know for a very handsome A.'

'I have nothing bad to say about this book, as it helped me get that A in a module I couldn't stand, so honestly what could be better?'

'I found this text book extremely useful. It complemented the relevant module of my degree perfectly, it is easy to understand and great value too.'

'Excellent for practical write-ups and exam revision. Everything I needed to know was right there, easy to find, and in just the right amount of detail. The worked examples are especially useful for exam revision.'

'I would definitely recommend buying this text book if you are looking for a comprehensive reference text for GC, HPLC, UV-VIS spectroscopy, NMR etc. as part of a pharmacy degree.'

'For those of you who aren't quite the dab hand you were at A-level maths, in each topic they have numerous worked examples of calculations, plus small exercises at strategic points of the chapter, which I strongly recommend you go through; the confidence it gave me in tackling my exam was a big plus . Another plus is that there is a breakdown of the chapter at the start of exactly what is covered - good for 'quick reference'.. it is also one of the few books available combining various aspects of analytical chemistry, such as UV/ IR/ HPLC/ GC/ NMR spectroscopy.'

Book details
ISBN: 9780702070297
Page Count: 464
Illustrations : Approx. 450 illustrations
Retail Price : £26.99