Qualitative organic and inorganic analysis of drugs described in the European Pharmacopoeia; Analysis of inorganic, metallorganic and inorganic drugs. Preliminary examination of the pure compound: organoleptic analysis, ignition test. Solubility. Elemental analysis: detection of nitrogen, sulfur, alogens. Structural analysis: tests for aromatic structure, test for active unsaturation. Tests for specific functional groups: amines, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids, alcohols, phenols, carbohydrates, aminoacids. Tests for class of compounds: alkaloids, sulfamides.
Melting point determination. Separation of a mixture of substances through extractive methodologies and purity assessment through thin layer chromatography