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Department of Analytical Chemistry and Drug Quality Control


General introduction

The Department of Analytical Chemistry and Drug Quality Control, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lac Hong University was established with the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2013. The department's office is located in room I202, campus 6, Lac Hong University.

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Drug Quality Control is a subject in both the basic and professional blocks of the Faculty of Pharmacy to provide the basic and professional knowledge of analyzing and testing medicinal ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics for the university pharmacist training program included: Analytical Chemistry 1 and 2, Drug Quality Control, Instrument Analysis, Analytical Chemistry 1 and 2 laboratories, Drug Quality Control laboratories, Instrument Analysis laboratory. Besides, the Department also participates in scientific research, guides the graduation thesis, guides the topics of high school students participating in the Science and Technology exam.

The Department’s staff include: 


Teaching objectives:

The Department of Analytical Chemistry and Drug Quality Control teaches the theory and practice of Analytical Chemistry 1, Analytical Chemistry 2, Drug Quality Control and Instrument Analysis.

Analytical Chemistry 1 and 2 are the basic subjects that provide the basics of analytical chemistry (qualitative, quantitative) as the foundation for Pharmacy students to better receive and apply specialized subjects such as: pharmaceutical processing, pharmaceutical chemistry, drug quality control ...

Drug quality control is a specialized subject providing students with knowledge related to testing operations (regulations, standards of drug testing, criteria to be performed when testing raw materials and different dosage forms to meet the legal requirements to bring quality drugs to the market).

Instrument analysis provides in-depth knowledge of analytical chemistry using modern machines, applied to testing operations such as calibration of equipment, drug stability testing, term determination use, drug shelf life, establishment and validation of establishment standards.

Practical modules help illustrate theoretical knowledge learned. Students are equipped with practical skills in identification, quantification, analyzing by tools and machines, applying and testing some raw materials and pharmaceuticals according to manufacturer standards and Vietnamese Pharmacopoeia.

Direction of scientific research

- Develop and validate analytical procedures by UV-Vis, AAS, HPLC methods. 

- Develop quality standards for medicinal herbs, pharmaceuticals and health foods.

- Establish a reference substance from medicinal herbs to serve the testing of medicinal herbs and pharmaceutical products. 

- Synthesize and establish a reference material for the related impurity testing.


- High performance liquid chromatography system with photodiode array detector (HPLC-PDA).

- Atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) with hollow cathode lamps: Na, K, Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn.

- Spectrophotometer ultraviolet - visible (UV-Vis).

- Mettler Toledo G20 Automatic Potentiometric Titrator

- Semi-automatic potentiometric titrator with double electrodes: Ag - AgCl/Glass, Ag - AgCl/Pt.

- Other devices such as: Ultrasonic tank, Water bath, Analytical balance (sensitivity 0.1 mg), technical scale (sensitivity 0.01 g), Pressure reduction filtration system, Microscope, Water distillation machine 1 time, Machine Distilled water 2 times, Heaters stirrer, Hoods toxic gas, drying cabinet.


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