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Analytical Sample Preparation with Nano- and other High-Performance Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128221396

Analytical Sample Preparation with Nano- and other High-Performance Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Rafael Lucena M. Soledad Cardenas Aranzana
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221396
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 300
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Analytical Sample Preparation with Nano- and other High-Performance Materials covers advanced sample treatment techniques and the new materials that can be used to boost their performance. The evolution of sample treatment over the last two decades has resulted in the development of new techniques and application of new materials. This is a must-have resource for those studying advanced analytical techniques and the role of high-performance materials in analytical chemistry. The book explains the underlying principles needed to properly understand sample preparation, and also examines the latest materials - including nanomaterials - that result in greater sensitivity and specificity.

The book begins with a section devoted to all the various sample preparation techniques and then continues with sections on high-performance sorbents and high-performance solvents.

Key Features

  • Combines basic, fundamental principles and advanced concepts and applications for a comprehensive treatment of sample preparation with new materials
  • Defines nano- and other high-performance materials in this context, including carbon nanoparticles, inorganic nanoparticles, ionic liquids, supramolecular solvents, and more
  • Includes discussion of all the latest advancements and new findings in both techniques and materials used for proper sample preparation


Students learning advanced analytical techniques and the role of high-performance materials in analytical chemistry; researchers in the Analytical Chemistry field

Table of Contents

SECTION 1. Analytical sample preparation
1. Sample treatment basics and trends
2. Headspace Extraction Methods
3. Solid phase extraction, classic and miniaturized techniques
4. Solid phase microextraction
5. Liquid-liquid extraction, classic and unconfined liquid phase microextraction
6. Confined liquid phase microextraction
7. Solid-liquid extraction techniques
8. Sampling-extraction integration techniques
9. Direct coupling of microextraction with instrumental techniques

SECTION 2. High performance sorbents
10. Polymeric phases
11. Selectivity enhanced sorbents
12. Carbon nanoparticles
13. Inorganic nanoparticles
14. Reticular materials
15. Composites
16. Monoliths

SECTION 3. High performance solvents
17. Ionic liquids
18. Switchable solvents
19. Deep eutectic solvents
20. Supramolecular solvents


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About the Editors

Rafael Lucena

Prof. Dr. Rafael Lucena has been a professor of Analytical Chemistry since 2010. He has coauthored more than 100 scientific articles on different analytical aspects, with microextraction techniques being the core of his research. He co-edited a special volume in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and an e-book on the topic. In addition, he is editing a blog (Microextraction Tech) focused on sample treatment techniques. Rafael has directed 8 Ph.D. theses and several master and degree theses. He is the secretary of the Research Institute of Fine Chemistry and Nanochemistry, an organization involving more than 125 researchers in different areas of chemistry. He has also been involved in organizing several meetings such as NANOUCO, a monographic conference on nanochemistry. He also acts as a reviewer in many journals and project evaluator for organizations such as Fondecyt (Chile). He is currently member of the editorial board of Molecules.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Analytical Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Spain

M. Soledad Cardenas Aranzana

Prof. Dr. M. Soledad Cárdenas Aranzana has been a full professor of Analytical Chemistry since 2009. Her research interests comprise microextraction techniques, including developing new approaches, synthesizing novel nanomaterials based on carbon, metallic nanoparticles and polymers. She has co-authored 202 scientific articles and contributed to 16 book chapters and an ebook (Microextraction Analytical Techniques, 2017, Bentham. She has presented 170 conference communications, co-supervised 16 doctoral theses, and participated in 7 contracts and 1 patent. She has acted as regular reviewer of the Spanish National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP) and external reviewer for the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology and the Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (ANPCyT, Argentina). She has also been member of the expert panel for the evaluation of researchers in various national programs. Currently, she is president of the A3 Committee (Chemistry) of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA)

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Analytical Chemistry, University of Córdoba, Spain

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