27 September 2022
Ultraviolet (UV) analysis lamps are used in the analytical laboratory, for example, to detect substances in thin-layer chromatography or to detect or identify fluorescent substances.
A revised chapter has now been proposed in Pharmeuropa 33.2. The text 2.1.3. Ultraviolet ray lamps for analytical purposes is, like all other drafts published in Pharmeuropa, available free of charge (login required - register for free).
The currently valid Chapter 2.1.3. describes the use of quartz lamps with mercury vapour as the radiation source for UV light. However, Mercury lamps are seldom used nowadays so it is proposed to describe alternatives to reflect current laboratory practices.
The deadline for submitting comments on the new draft is 30 June 2021.
Further information can be found in the proposal for Ph. Eur. Chapter 2.1.3. Ultraviolet ray lamps for analytical purposes in Pharmeuropa.