The Pharmaceutical Industry has deep roots in the petrochemical industry as it uses many of the base material of chemical compounds provided by the petrochemical intermediaries.
The pharmaceutical industry facilitates the provision of specific products and methods for improvement in the quality of life. It has increased life expectancy and helped the general population live actively and healthily. This has led to the average longevity of people to cross 70 years. The pharmaceutical industry has also improved its stand on surgical drugs to ensure the success of surgical operations. The health and safety of the consumers are the major areas of interest of this industry.
Petrochemicals used for Pharmaceutical Industry:
Benzene is used in a variety of pharmaceutical products. It is the basic element for a wide array of drugs. Isobutyl Benzene(IBB) a benzene derivative manufactured from of propylene, potassium carbonate, methanol, toluene, sodium metal etc. It is a liquid which is organic, neutral, colorless and aromatic in nature. It is an important element in the manufacturing of Ibuprofen an anti inflammatory and analgesic medicine.
Cellulose acetate is used in the pharmaceuticals industry for the manufacturing of aspirin, a drug widely used as a painkiller.
- Propylene glycols are used as solvents for many of the drugs.
- Ethanoic anhydride is another important chemical used for the manufacturing of various medicine
Last Updated on 13 December 2011