Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Simone Lucarini all days, from monday to tuesday by appointment requested by e-mail or phone
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Pharmacy (LM-13)
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge of analytical techniques to check the purity of relevant compounds and pharmaceutics described in the Official European Pharmacopoeia.


Introduction to the quantitative drug analysis. Lab equipment, materials and reagents. Preparation and dilution of solution.

Volumetric analysis: Acid-base titration, Redox titration, Complexometric titration. Purity check of relevant compounds following the Official European Pharmacopoeia. Quantitative analysis of Pharmaceutics.

Instrumental analysis: Liquid Chromatography (HPLC and UPLC) and Gas Chromatography (GC).

Bridging Courses

- General and Inorganic Chemistry to follow the lab

 - Analytical Chemistry for the exam

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- The student must show the possession of basic skills related to General, Inorganic, Analytical and Organic Chemistry.

 - The student must apply the acquired analytical techniques to the determination of relevant compounds and pharmaceutics.

 - The student must show the ability to write a lab report

- The student at the end of the course will possess enough understanding and knowledge to perform qualitative analysis of unknown organic and inorganic compound belonging to the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.). Moreover the student will be able to continuously updating his background through the study of the scientific literatures, databases and more generally from the WWW.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Theoretical lectures, excercises, theoretical and practical lessons in the laboratory, individual experiences of the students in the lab.


To acquire the frequency signature, you must attend all laboratory experiences.

Highly recommended to attend lectures of this course.

Course books

- A. Carrieri, Manuale di Analisi quantitativa dei Medicinali, Ed. EdiSES

Other reference texts:

- Farmacopea Ufficiale X Edizione

- Daniel C. Harris, Chimica Analitica Quantitativa, Ed. Zanichelli


- Lab. practice, 3 h.

- Written exam, 2 h.

- Oral exam, 20-40 min

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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