Raman spectroscopy detects prohibited drugs in health products

01/1/2013 | SpectroscopyNow.com (U.K.)

Raman spectroscopy can allow for faster identification of sildenafil and tadalafil in health care products marketed as herbal in nature, according to a study published in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. The two drugs, used to improve sexual performance, are prohibited from inclusion in such products. The researchers simplified the method by adding a chemometric procedure to permit automated testing of the products.

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