Encyclopedia of Analytical Science

Edited by

  • Alan Townshend, University of Hull, UK University of Hull, Department of Chemistry, United Kingdom
  • Colin Poole, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA


  • Paul Worsfold, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, U.K.

As with the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, this second edition is designed to provide a detailed and comprehensive publication covering all facets of the science and practice of analysis. The new work has been extensively revised in terms of the titles and content of the first edition, and includes comprehensive coverage of techniques used for the determination of specific elements, compounds and groups of compounds, in physical or biological matrices. It addresses applications of chemical analysis in all areas, ranging from such topics as medicine to environmental science, and geology to food science. Important characterisation techniques, such as microscopy and surface analysis are also included. The complete work consists of around 610 articles, each consisting of about 4000 words, figures and summary tables. These articles are combined to form larger entries providing comprehensive coverage of important topics and assisting the reader in locating material of interest. The entries are arranged in an A to Z format providing a final publication of about two and a half million words in ten volumes. The articles are structured to allow easy access to information on specific analytes, instrumental techniques and sample matrices. There is extensive cross-referencing throughout the Encyclopedia and a detailed index.Also available online via ScienceDirect ? featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Analytical chemists, biochemists, biologists, biomedical researchers, biotechnologists, earth scientists, environmental scientists, forensic scientists, food scientists and technologists, pharmacologists and toxicologists, physicists.


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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-764100-3


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H.A.O. Hill University of Oxford, UK.
"The Encyclopaedia of Analytical Science, second edition covers many technological advances, from fundamental to applied analytical chemistry, that are focus of today's attention.
This 10 volume set makes access to analytical chemistry information easier by covering a comprehensive list of topics written by well known interdisciplinary experts.
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Prof. D Barceló, Head of Environmental Chemistry Department, Barcelona, Spain; Editor of Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry series, and Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Elsevier, NL
&qu: "This is an encyclopedia of analytical science with an emphasis on applications, in terms of both how and where the various analytical methods and techniques are used. The overview descriptions of methods, instrumentation and techniques are good for those seeking a basic understanding. This is ideal for students or those that want to diversify their research areas. The cross-referencing is extensive, so a reader can easily find specific topics, even though there are over 5000 pages in the ten volumes."
ANAL. BIOANAL CHEM (2006) 385, J.C. Fetzer, Fetpahs Consulting, Pinole, CA, USA
"I am pleased to recommend strongly the Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, the most complete and comprehensive basic reference to the field, in both print and electronic formats, to analytical chemists, biochemists, biologists, biomedical researchers, biotechnologists, earth scientists, environmental scientists, forensic scientists, food scientists and technologists, pharmacologists, physicists, and toxicologists. It should also be invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers looking for quick, clear and concise ideas on the topics that lie outside their areas of expertise. This definitive encyclopedia also belongs in academic, industrial, and governmental libraries."
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Table of Contents

Activation analysis. Adhesives and Sealants.Air analysis. Alkaloids.Amino Acids.Amperometry.Amplification Reactions.Analytical reagents. Archaeometry and antique analysis.Arsenic (speciation).Asbestos.Atomic absorption spectrometry.Atomic emission spectrometry.Atomic fluorescence spectrometry.Atomic Mass Spectrometry.

Bioassays.Bioluminescence.Bleaches and Sterilants.Blood and Plasma.Buffer Solutions.Building materials.

Cadmium (speciation).Capillary Electrochromatography.Capillary Electrophoresis.Carbohydrates.Carbon.Cement.Centrifugation. Ceramics.Cerebrospinal Fluid.Chemical Warfare Agents.Chemiluminescence.Chemometrics. Chiroptical Analysis.Chlorofluorocarbons and other halocarbons. Chromatography.Clinical analysis.Coal and Coke.Colour Measurement.Computer Modelling.Conductimetry and oscillometry.Cosmetics and Toiletries.

Derivatization of Analytes.Dioxins.Distillation.DNA Sequencing.Drug metabolism.

Electrogravimetry. Electrolytes in physiological samples.Electron Energy Loss Spectrometry (EELS).Electron spin resonance spectroscopy. Electrophoresis. Elemental speciation.Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.Environmental analysis.Enzymes.Essential Oils.Ethanol.Extraction.Extraction: solvent extraction.

Fertilizers.Field Flow Fractionation.Fire Assay.Flow analysis.Flow injection analysis.Fluorescence. Foam Fractionation and Floatation.Food and nutritional analysis.Forensic sciences.Fourier transform techniques.Fuel. Functional group analysis.

Gas chromatography. Gastric Juices.Geochemistry.Glasses.Gravimetry.

Haemoglobins.Headspace analysis.Herbicides.History of Analytical Science.Hormones.Humic and Fulvic Compounds.

Immunoassays.Indicators.Infrared spectroscopy.Ion.Ion exchange. Ion-selective electrodes. Isotope Dilution Analysis.Isotope Ratio Measurements.

Kinetic methods.

Lab-on-a-chip Technologies.Laser-based techniques.Lead.Lipids. Liquid chromatography.

Mass spectrometry.Membrane. Mercury (speciation).Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography.Micro Total Analytical Systems (&mgr;TAS).Microbiological techniques.Microelectrodes.Microscopy.Microwave Spectroscopy.Molecular Emission Cavity Analysis.Molecularly imprinted polymers.

Nitric oxide: biological functions anddetection.Nitrogen (speciation).Nitrosamines.Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.Nucleic acids.

Optical spectroscopy.Ozone.

Paints.Particle size analysis. Peptides.Perfumes.Personal Monitoring. Pesticides.pH.Pharmaceutical analysis.Pharmacokinetics.Phosphorescence.Phosphorus (speciation).Photoacoustic Spectroscopy.Pigments.Plastics.Polarography.Polychlorobiphenyls.Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).Polymers. Potentiometric Stripping Analysis.Precious Metals.Prions.Process analysis. Proteins.Proteins.Proteomics.Purines, pyrimidines and nucleotides.

Qualitative analysis.Quality assurance.

Radiochemical.Raman spectroscopy. Remote gas sensing.

Sample dissolution for elemental analysis.Sample Handling. Sampling. Saponins.Segmented flow analysis.Selenium (speciation).Sensory Evaluation.Sequential injection analysis.Solvents.Speciation Analysis.Spectroelectrochemistry.Spectrophotometry.Spot Tests.Structural Elucidation.Sublimation.Sulfur and its Inorganic Compounds.Supercritical fluid chromatography.Surface analysis.Surfactants and detergents.Sweeteners.

Textiles.Thermal analysis.Thin-layer chromatography.Thin-layer chromatography. Tin (speciation).Titrimetry. Toxins.

Vitamins.Voltammetry. Volumetric gas measurements.

Water analysis. Water determination.

X-Ray techniques.

Zone Refining.