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Recent Developments and Applications of Derivative Spectrophotometry in Pharmaceutical Analysis

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 3 ]


Vu Dang Hoang, Nguyen Phuong Nhung and Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein   Pages 261 - 277 ( 17 )


The state-of-the-art and possibilities offered by derivative spectrophotometry in the field of pharmaceutical analysis during the period 2008 – 2012 are reviewed. This paper draws attention to the fact that derivative treatment continues to be a promising tool for analysis of spectra composed of unresolved bands as it provides selective, validated, simple and cost effective analytical methods.


Derivative spectrophotometry, wavelet transform, pharmaceutical analysis, multicomponent mixture; chemometrics.


Department of Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology, Hanoi University of Pharmacy, 13-15 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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