Although the official compendia define a drug substance as to identity, purity, strength, and quality, they normally do not provide other physical or chemical data, nor do they list methods of synthesis or pathways of physical or biological degradation and metabolism. Such information is scattered throughout the scientific literature and the files of pharmaceutical laboratories. Edited by the Associate Director of Analytical Research and Development for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Analytical Profiles of Drug Substances and Excipients brings this information together into one source. The scope of the series has recently been expanded to include profiles of excipient materials.
AUDIENCE: Analytical, pharmaceutical, and medical chemists; pharmacologists.
@qu:"Volume 25 of this series continues the long tradition of well-written and well-documented profiles of drug substances and pharmaceutical excipients that should be essential readings for the practicing pharmaceutical scientist...What makes this and the entire series of volumes a valuable work is the thoroughness of the presented data and the detail which is paid to consistency. It is hopeful that pharmaceutical scientists worldwide will help to maintain the outstanding reputation of this series by contributing profiles. The price of each volume is reasonable and can be purchased for a personal library. The entire 25 volume set should definitely be available in academic, industrial, and governmental laboratories where pharmaceutical research is being conducted."
@source:--James T. Stewart, College of Pharmacy, The University of Georgia, JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL and BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS
@from:Praise for the Series
@qu:"This volume and the entire 24 volumes are highly recommended for single individual use or by groups of scientists when placed in a corporate, government, or academic library. There is no comparable series of books that provides this important data in such a timely and meaningful manner."
@source:--James T. Stewart in JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
@qu:"This series was first published in 1972 and represents a very important contribution to the practice of pharmaceutical analysis...This volume represents an excellent overview of physical, chemical, and biochemical properties of some regularly prescribed drugs."
@source:--Brian J. Clark in THE ANALYST