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Molecular Applications of Spectroscopy in Drug Structure and Activity Analysis

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 August 2024 | Viewed by 95

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Spectroscopy refers to the study of the interaction (absorption, emission, scattering) of electromagnetic radiation with the matter. It has widely contributed to applications in pharmacy due to its capability of solving important problems. Spectroscopic techniques (Raman, IR, UV/Vis, XRD, etc.) have proven to be crucial for the development and circulation of pharmaceutical formulation in the market. Examining ingredient purity, drug crystal structure, drug polymorphism, and interactions between active ingredients and excipients are some issues necessitating the integration of spectroscopy.

Pharmaceutical spectroscopy can fulfill the needs of research professionals and industrial unit technicians using from benchtop to handheld equipment.

This Special Issue is devoted to the manufacturing procedures of drugs, i.e., preparation and analysis, before release to the market, as well as the use of spectroscopic techniques serving as a tool to solve issues during these stages.

Original research papers, short communications and reviews are welcomed. Relevant topics may include, but not limited to, the following: raw material identification and purity, solid form screening, formulation analysis, preformulation, quality control of finished products, counterfeit identification, reverse engineering, polymorphism, interaction between APIs and excipients, and API stability.

Dr. Malvina Orkoula
Guest Editor

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  • spectroscopic techniques
  • Raman microscopy and imaging
  • UV/Vis
  • XRD
  • polymorphic forms
  • material purity
  • pharmaceutical finished products
  • biosimilars
  • stability of APIs and excipients
  • interaction between APIs and excipients
  • counterfeit identification
  • reverse engineering in pharmacy
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