Thermal Analysis of Pharmaceuticals

Duncan Q.M. Craig, Mike Reading

December 21, 2006 by CRC Press
Reference - 416 Pages - 95 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824758141 - CAT# DK2980

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  • Emphasizes thermal measurement techniques and the interpretation of corresponding data, particularly in pharmaceutical analyses
  • Highlights the ability of thermal methods to characterize almost any sample, remain inexpensive, and be operator friendly
  • Covers the principles, uses, and applications of DSC
  • Dedicates two chapters to the basic principles and pharmaceutical applications of thermogravimetric analysis
  • Discusses established methods in the pharmaceutical field, including thermal microscopy and microcalorimetry
  • Combines theoretical background, measurement optimization, and pharmaceutical applications for each method
  • Summary

    As a result of the Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) initiative launched by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), analytical development is receiving more attention within the pharmaceutical industry. Illustrating the importance of analytical methodologies, Thermal Analysis of Pharmaceuticals presents reliable and versatile characterization tools for the successful development of pharmaceutical products. It draws attention to the most widely applicable methods and demonstrates how to interpret the associated data.

    The book opens with the first three chapters devoted to differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), the most commonly used thermal method. These chapters cover the principles, optimal use, and pharmaceutical applications of the method. Subsequent chapters explore modulated temperature DSC, thermogravimetric analysis, thermal microscopy, microcalorimetry, high sensitivity DSC, dynamic mechanical analysis, and thermally stimulated current, all of which have attracted great interest within the pharmaceutical field. The chapters include theoretical background, measurement optimization, and pharmaceutical applications of each technique.

    Exploring important techniques for characterizing the physical structure and properties of pharmaceutical materials, Thermal Analysis of Pharmaceuticals achieves an ideal balance in the depth, relevance, and accessibility of topics presented. The book provides an excellent overview of this key area in pharmaceutical development.


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