Analysis of Elemental Impurities and Heavy Metals in Pharmaceutical Materials
28 May 2015

One of the most common product safety related analytical tests is the quantification of heavy metals or inorganics in all materials within a pharmaceutical product. This normally includes the toxic heavy metals such as As, Hg and Pb and catalysts such as Pd and Pt. This application note shows that the Epsilon 3 XL – an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer – is capable of analyzing heavy metals in pharmaceutical materials.