Creating purity ...
Used for the manufacturing of many health care products such as penicillin, aspirin and cough syrup as well as hundreds of other pharmaceutical products, solvents provide molecules to build drugs and are also used as a reaction medium, for extraction and purification.
Solvents set the stage for the production of pharmaceuticals by providing the medium in which the reaction takes place. They also are used to separate the desired chemical products from unwanted ones, maximizing the purity of the drug. In the synthesis of pharmaceuticals the solvents are removed from the product before it is sold.
Solvents are used in many cases in pharmaceutical formulations to enable the drug to be conveniently applied, injected or ingested. Solvents are also used to apply tablet coatings and in inks used to print on pharmaceutical tablets and capsules. Solvents are critical to the manufacture of numerous drugs and in the continued development of new, life-saving, lifeenhancing ones.