David G. Watson
A Textbook for Pharmacy Students
and Pharmaceutical Chemists
The fundamental principles of obtaining reliable analytical data do not change, but some instrumental methods have changed greatly in the 12 years since the first edition – none more so than mass spectrometry. The chapter on mass spectrometry has been completely rewritten to reflect these extensive changes in instrumentation. High-pressure liquid chromatography remains at the heart of pharmaceutical analysis and its most up-to-date version, ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography, is becoming more widely adopted since it can offer faster analyses.