Analysis of Pharmaceutics

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semesters 3-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

- The aim of drug analysis

- The steps of drug research

- The role of analytical chemistry in drug research in drug production in drug formulation in drug development in the efficacy of drog therapy in the safety of drog therapy in the economy of production of drugs…

- Methodological aspects (determination possibilities): „classical” (chemical) methods (titrimetry, in aqueous and nonaqueous medium) instrumental methods electrochemistry (potentiometry, conductometry…) spectroscopy (UV-Vis, Fluorescence, MS…) chromatography (TLC, HPLC, EC…) thermal analysis (DTG, DTA…) hyphenated techniques (HPLC-NMR, ICP-MS…) X-ray methods immun analytical methods…

- Quality control of drugs - Drug stability issues

- Drug impurity profiling - The role of pharmacopoeias (EU, US, Hungarian) in assuring drug quality

- Determination of drugs and metabilites in biological fluids


Compulsory literature:

  •  Kenneth A. Connors: A Textbook of Pharmaceutical Analysis, 3rd Edition, 2007. Published: Wiley 1-678 Pages ISBN-13: 978-0471090342, ISBN-10: 0471090344

Suggested literature:

  • Douglas A. Skoog, Donald M. West, James Holler: Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th Edition, 2014 Previous Editions: 2004, 1996, 1992 (C) 2014 | Published: College Bookstore Wholesale 1-1072 Pages ISBN-10: 0495558281 | ISBN-13: 9780495558286

  • Daniel C. Harris: Quantitative Chemical Analysis 8th (International) Edition, Published: Freeman and Company, 2014 Pages: 1-828 ISBN-13: 978-0716770411, ISBN-10: 07167704