Subject Area

General Chemistry


The significant advancement in smartphone digital cameras has expanded the possibilities for their usage as a portable, easily used detector in several analytical procedures. In this study, a unique and smart high-performance thin layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method based on a smartphone was presented for the simultaneous analysis of silodosin and dutasteride, two urological medications used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.First, environmentally friendly mobile phase was used to achieve chromatographic separation, and for repeatable findings, the produced plates were shot using the back camera of smartphone mounted atop a made-up twoillumination source chamber.