Pharmaceutical Analysis - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702069895, 9780702069888

Pharmaceutical Analysis

4th Edition

A Textbook for Pharmacy Students and Pharmaceutical Chemists

Author: David Watson
Paperback ISBN: 9780702070297
eBook ISBN: 9780702069888
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th July 2016
Page Count: 480

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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.


Key Features

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

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


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About the Author

David Watson

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK