Pharmaceutical Technology

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Which industry does not rely upon fine chemicals?

Automotive

What is the active ingredient in a pharmaceutical drug called?

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

How are fine chemicals produced?

In limited quantities in multipurpose plants

What is the purpose of combining fine chemicals with other substances?

To increase their potential

What is an example of fine chemical used in a pain relief tablet?

Acetaminophen

Study Notes

Fine Chemicals Industry

  • The pharmaceutical industry relies on fine chemicals, but the food industry does not.
  • The active ingredient in a pharmaceutical drug is called the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

Fine Chemicals Production

  • Fine chemicals are produced through chemical synthesis, fermentation, or extraction from natural sources.

Fine Chemicals Applications

  • Fine chemicals are combined with other substances to create formulations, such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and cosmetics.
  • The purpose of combining fine chemicals with other substances is to create a final product with specific properties.

Examples of Fine Chemicals

  • Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is an example of a fine chemical used in a pain relief tablet, such as Aspirin.

Test your knowledge on the technology of fine chemicals, biopharmaceutics, and herbal drugs in the field of pharmaceutical technology. This quiz covers topics such as the production processes, active ingredients, and the role of biotechnology in the development of these substances.

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