Science and Civilisation in China: Historical Survey, from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin. Vol. 5, Chemistry and chemical technology ; Pt. 3, Spagyrical discovery and invention, Volume 3; Volume 5

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Cambridge University Press, 1976 - 874 pages
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Joseph Needham was a biochemist at Cambridge in the 1920s and 30s before, by his own account, he fell in love with the Chinese language and country and set out in the 1950s to devote the rest of his ... Read full review

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The electrochemical behavior of the anti-thalassemia and anti-HIV replication drug, deferiprone, was investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) at a aurum electrode. In an acetate buffer solution, pH=4.1 irreversible anodic peak for deferiprone (vs. Ag/AgCl) appeared at a potential sweep rate of 50 mV s-1. Cyclic voltammetric study indicated that the oxidation process is irreversible. A sensitive, simple and time-saving differential pulse voltammetric procedure was developed. Using our proposed method, deferiprone can be determined with a detection limit of 3.8 10-5 mol L-1. The applicability of the method to commercial tablets, is described. 

Contents

ALCHEMY AND CHEMISTRY continued page
1
4 Alchemy in the Taoist Patrology Too Tsangp
113
6 The silver age of alchemy from the late Thang + 800 to
167
7 Alchemy in its decline Yuan Ming and Chhing p
208
8 The coming of modern chemistry p
220
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
263
GENERAL INDEX
433
Table of Chinese Dynasties
479
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