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Title: Application of X-ray powder diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry for identification of counterfeit drugs
Authors: Jendrzejewska, Izabela
Zajdel, Paweł
Pietrasik, Ewa
Barsova, Zoja
Goryczka, Tomasz
Keywords: Solid state; Drug research; Differential scanning calorimetry; X-ray investigation
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: "Monatshefte für Chemie" Iss. 5 (2018), s. 977-985
Abstract: X-ray analysis confirmed that in all investigated samples, the active API (acetylsalicylic acid and ascorbic acid) was present. The values of the interplanar distance dhkl for the studied samples are in good accordance with those presented in the ICDD database. The intensities of the diffraction lines depend on the content of the component in the tested preparation. Therefore, different intensities of lines for the APIs were observed in the obtained diffraction patterns. Thermal analysis of the studied substances showed that during the thermal analysis, the following phenomena might occur: dehydration and (or) melting, crystalline transformation. Moreover, it was found that the chemical structure of the studied compounds affects the process of their thermal decomposition. The data obtained during these investigations can be useful in quick tests of physicochemical discrepancies and abnormalities between potential components of pharmaceutical preparations. The evidence for the interaction can be obtained by comparing DSC and TG curves of the drug and the excipient, as well as those of their physical mixtures. For this reason, the study of characteristics of thermal decomposition of drugs and excipients is necessary. Based on the above investigations, it may be stated that a combination of two methods: XRPD and DSC can be used to distinguish the original drugs from counterfeit products, e.g., by checking for the presence of the correct API or by a comparison of the drugs fingerprint.
ISSN: 0026-9247
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