Paracetamol: A Curriculum Resource Author: Frank Ellis Editors: Colin Osborne, Maria J Pack

About this book

First made in the late 19th century, paracetamol is now widely used in a variety of pharmaceutical products. It is used as a painkiller and to reduce the temperature of patients with a fever. Aimed at post-16 students, this book provides a series of classroom activities, both written and practical, relating to paracetamol. The activities can be carried out singly, or as a coherent package, and are supported by a guide for teachers and technicians.

Book content

  • How to use this book
  • Background information
  • Paracetamol is a common compound
  • The history of paracetamol
  • Experimental and investigation section
  • The extraction and purification of paracetamol from tablets
  • The preparation of paracetamol
  • The quantitative analysis of various formulations of paracetamol
  • Using thin layer chromatography to investigate paracetamol
  • Teachers' notes
  • The toxicity of paracetamol
  • Apparatus lists and answers
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Print publication date
18 Sep 2002
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