NMR spectroscopy in pharmacy.


Since drugs in clinical use are mostly synthetic or natural products, NMR spectroscopy has been mainly used for the elucidation and confirmation of structures. For the last decade, NMR methods have been introduced to quantitative analysis in order to determine the impurity profile of a drug, to characteristic the composition of drug products, and to investigate metabolites of drugs in body fluids. For pharmaceutical technologists, solid state measurements can provide information about polymorphism of drug powders, conformation of drugs in tablets etc. Micro-imaging can be used to study the dissolution of tablets, and whole-body imaging is a powerful tool in clinical diagnostics. Taken together, this review covers applications of NMR spectroscopy in drugs analysis, in particular, methods of international pharmacopoeiae, pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. The authors have repeated many of the methods describe in their own laboratories.

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@article{Holzgrabe1998NMRSI, title={NMR spectroscopy in pharmacy.}, author={Ulrike Holzgrabe and Bernd W. K. Diehl and Iwona Wawer}, journal={Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis}, year={1998}, volume={17 4-5}, pages={557-616} }