Chapter 7

Analysis of Adrenergic Drugs


These drugs are used to treat life-threatening disorders such as bronchial asthma, shock, cardiac arrest and allergic reactions.

Example: Nor epinephrine




Based on their importance, these drugs are analysed mostly by the spectrometric methods and titrimetric methods.

  1. Colorimetric methods: These colorimetric methods are mainly based on the principle involved in the colour formation.
    1. Oxidative coupling reactions: This reaction involves the use of MBTH, N, N-dimethylamino-paraphenylenediamine (DMPD) and PAP in the presence of appropriate oxidant or Gibb's reagent under slightly acidic, basic ...

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