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Physical Characterization of Pharmaceutical Solids

1st Edition

Edited by Harry G. Brittain

CRC Press

440 pages

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Hardback: 9780824793722
pub: 1995-07-19
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This unique reference provides the first systematic coverage available in a single-source volume on the application of materials science techniques to the pharmaceutical field-offering a comprehensive program for the physical characterization of raw materials, drug substances, and formulated products.



…a succinct, readable and user-friendly guide which pharmaceutical scientists at all levels of industry and academia will find useful.

"-Journal of Controlled Release

"…maintains high standards for the subject and its presentation….a valuable asset.


The techniques are clearly presented at an understandable level. If you are working in preformulation, you should buy this book.

-European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics

Table of Contents

Overview of Physical Characterization Methodology, Harry G. Brittain

Ultraviolet Visible Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Harry G. Brittain

Vibrational Spectroscopy, David E. Bugay and Adrian C. Williams

Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry, David E. Bugay

Particle Morphology: Optical and Electron Microscopies, Ann W. Newman and Harry G. Brittain

Particle Size Distribution, Cynthia Randall

X-Ray Powder Diffractometry, Raj Suryanarayanan

Thermal Methods of Analysis, James A. McCauley and Harry G. Brittain

Micromeritics, Ann W. Newman

Physical and Mechanical Property Characterization of Powders, Gregory E. Amidon>

Solubility of Pharmaceutical Solids, David J.W. Grant and Harry G. Brittain

Sorption of Water by Solids, Mark J. Kontny and George Zografi

About the Series

Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General