Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 353–357 | Cite as

Determination of trace element impurities in aspirin tablets by neutron activation analysis

  • F. Y. Iskander
  • D. E. Klein
  • T. L. Bauer
Physical Methods Section

Abstract

Twenty five trace and minor elements (aluminium, arsenic, barium, bromine, cerium, chlorine, cobalt, chromium, cesium, europium, iron, hafnium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, rubidium, antimony, scandium, selenium, strontium, thorium, titanium, vanadium and zinc) in five different Egyptian aspirin brands (Aspo, Askin, Aspocid, Aspeol and Rivo) have been determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis. It has been concluded that the concentration of arsenic, barium, bromine, cobalt, chromium, iron (except in Aspocid), magnesium, manganese, rubidium, selenium, strontium and zinc in the Egyptian brands is below or within the concentration range reported for these elements in 16 American aspirin and aspirin-like brands.

Keywords

Cobalt Arsenic Aspirin Selenium Vanadium 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Y. Iskander
    • 1
  • D. E. Klein
    • 1
  • T. L. Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Texas at AustinAustin(USA)

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