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Monographs Affected by Revision to <197> Spectroscopic Identification Tests

Type of Posting: Notice of Intent to Revise
Posting Date: 04–Oct–2019
Targeted Official Date: 01–May–2020
Expert Committee: Various

In accordance with section 7.05(c) of the 2010–2015 Rules and Procedures of the Council of Experts, this is to provide notice that USP and its Expert Committees, as applicable, intend to revise multiple monographs in response to the revision of General Chapter <197> Spectroscopic Identification Tests.

General Chapter <197> was proposed for comment in Pharmacopeial Forum 43(6) and became official on May 1, 2019 in USP 42–NF 37. The Infrared Spectroscopy section title change and Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy title change for this chapter were delayed until May 1, 2020. USP identified several Documentary Standards that reference General Chapter <197> and thus require revision to modify these references to align with the delayed implementation of the chapter title.

All modifications will be made in USP 43–NF 38 and will become official on May 1, 2020. A list of the monographs that will be modified can be found here .

Please also see the Compendial Notice: New Revision Markup for Reference Changes in USP–NF for details on the revision markup used to identify the reference updates.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to alert USP staff to any impact they may recognize related to the update of those monographs.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Edmond Biba, Senior Scientific Liaison (301-230-3270 or, or the affected monograph’s liaisons.