Color analysis for pharmaceutical products using UV-Visible absorption techniques

14 Mar 2024

In this application note, Thermo Fisher Scientific explores how the ability to detect subtle changes in color is crucial in pharmaceutical manufacturing for quality analysis. Variations in color may indicate impurities or degradation in the product, especially for substances prone to decomposition. While qualitative comparison against a standard is common, environmental factors and subjective differences pose challenges. Therefore, spectroscopic measurements, particularly using UV-Visible spectrophotometry, offer a quantitative approach. Overall, color analysis, coupled with advanced spectroscopic techniques, offers a robust approach to pharmaceutical quality assessment, applicable to both liquid and solid samples, and compliant with regulatory standards.