A Systematic Procedure for Screening Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Tablet Coatings and Cores Utilizing Infrared Spectroscopy

Adam Lanzarotta, John Crowe, Sara Andria

Abstract


Suspect counterfeit tablet coatings and cores have been examined and compared to authentic coatings and cores using attenuated total internal reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FT-IR) spectroscopy. The analytical approach described in this study is currently employed on a routine basis by the Forensic Chemistry Center (FCC) as an initial screen prior to confirmatory analyses.

Keywords


counterfeit, FT-IR, forensic

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