Module Overview

Drug Purification and Characterisation

This subject deals with the application of various analytical techniques to the purification and characterization of pharmaceutical compounds, with an emphasis on spectroscopic methods and chromatographic methods. It enables students explain the theory of pharmaceutical purification and characterization. To enable students to use characterization tools in pharmaceutical problem solving.

Module Code

TFCH 3009

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to drug purification and characterisation.

Chromatographic Theory

Thin Layer chromatography

High pressure liquid chromatography

Gas Chromatography and mass spectrometry

Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy

Infrared spectrophotometry

Proton NMR

Carbon-13 NMR

Two dimensional NMR techniques

Laboratories and workshops on the use of and interpretation of techniques discussed in lecture

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40