Analytical Chemistry In Pharmaceutical Industry

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Technical Report

Role of Analytical Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Fahiem Haywood

216194512

Faculty of Applied Sciences

ND: Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry 1: Research Assignment

23 April 2017 Table of Contents
I. Introduction……………………………………………………………………..3
• Definition of Pharmaceutical Analysis.............................................3
• Definition of Analytical Chemistry…………………………………….3
• Importance of Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Analysis…..3
• Techniques that are used in Pharmaceutical Analysis……………..3

II. Body
• Application of techniques………………………………………………3
• Duty of Analytical Chemist in Pharmaceutical Industry……………..4
• Equipment used in Pharmaceutical Industry………………………….4
• Reason for choosing
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In the laboratory analytical chemist would run tests on samples using the various techniques available to them. With this analysis they will know the quantity and will be able to determine from this quantity what effect it would have on the human body. For example during the development of paracetamol and analytical chemist would a component such as sodium bicarbonate. Because some components in a certain quantity can be toxic to the human body it’s the responsibility of the analytical chemist to determine the quantity which should be used to not cause any harm to the human body. Analytical Chemist is also required to remove impurities and interference components within a drug. This is done in order to make the drug effective when used by the human body. Besides the analysing of drugs analytical chemist can also synthesise drugs. This is what makes analytical chemist a vital cog in the pharmaceutical industry. They will then need to critically document their findings and write up technical reports based on their results in order to contribute to the world of
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