Pharmaceutical Analysis: A Textbook for Pharmacy Students and Pharmaceutical Chemists / Edition 3

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This introductory text highlights the most important aspects of a wide range of techniques used in the control of the quality of pharmaceuticals. Written with the needs of the student in mind, this clear, practical guide includes self-testing sections with arithmetical examples and tests to help students brush up on their arithmetical skills in an applied context.


  • Includes worked calculations to demonstrate mathematics in use for pharmaceutical analysis.
  • Focuses on key points rather than a large number of facts to help readers really understand the field as well as pass exams.
  • Includes self-assessment, focussing on simple arithmetical calculation results from analytical data.
  • New to this edition
    • Mass spectrometry completely rewritten to reflect extensive changes in the instrumentation.
    • High-pressure liquid chromatography extensively reworked to cover recent developments in ultra high-pressure liquid chromatography.
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy rewritten by an expert in this complex analytical technique.
    • Thoroughly updated throughout to provide a succinct, expert account of the most frequently used techniques in pharmaceutical quality control.
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Editorial Reviews

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From student reviews of the previous edition:

‘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.’

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702046216
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 760,963
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013


    This book is very helpful for pharmacy students.

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