Impurities and Foreign Matter | Easy Elemental Analysis of Pills (EDX)
Impurities and Foreign Matter
Easy Elemental Analysis of Pills (EDX)
Cold medications contain chlorine and bromine. These elements are relatively difficult to analyze by wet analysis methods. Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis is effective for easy on-site analysis without pretreatment. The analysis of commercially available cold medication pills is described below.
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