Series: Handbook of Analytical Separations

The Handbook of Analytical Separations is intended to be a multi-volume series, providing reviews of analytical separation methods and techniques used for the determination of analytes across a whole range of applications. Each volume will have a theme related to a particular area, for example, pharmaceuticals, health care, food production, the environment and biochemistry, and will provide guidance to the different methods that have been applied for particular analytes, their relative value to the user and their advantages and pitfalls. Each volume will also identify future trends, the potential impact of new technologies, and new separation methods in the specific field it is focussing on.

This series of volumes will provide chemists and researchers in university, government and industrial laboratories with up-to-date surveys of the roles that analytical separations play now and in the future.

Book Series: Forensic Science

Most recent volume


Volume 6. Forensic Science

Published: 30th October 2007 Series Volume Editor: Maciej Bogusz
The book presents the applications of separation methods, manly chromatography, in forensic practice.
The first part, devoted to forensic toxicology, contains reviews on forensic relevant groups of compounds, like: Opiate agonists, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, sedatives and hypnotics, antidepressive and antipsychotic drugs, analgesics, antidiabetics, muscle relaxants, and mushroom toxins.
In these parts, the preliminary immunochemical tests were also included, together with separation methods.
Screening procedures used in forensic toxicology were presented in separate chapters on forensic screening with GC, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS, CE, and LC-ICP-MS.
In the part on actual and emerging problems of forensic toxicology, following chapters were included: Analytical markers of alcohol abuse, toxicological aspects of herbal remedies, drugs and driving, analysis in alternative matrices, doping analysis, pharmacogenomics in forensic toxicology, and quality assurance.
The second part presents application of separation methods in forensic chemistry, and comprises chapters on: Explosives, chemical warfare agents, arson analysis, and writing media.
Third part on forensic identification contains chapter on forensic genetics.
All chapters are written up-to-date and present specific information up to 2006. The authors of each chapter are known not only from their scientific activity, but are also reputed experts, proven in everyday forensic casework.

Additional volumes


Volume 4. Bioanalytical Separations

Published: 20th August 2003 Series Volume Editor: Ian Wilson

Volume 3. Environmental Analysis

Published: 1st October 2001 Author: W. Kleiböhmer

Volume 2. Forensic Science

Published: 17th November 2000 Series Volume Editor: Maciej Bogusz

Volume 1. Separation Methods in Drug Synthesis and Purification

Published: 13th October 2000 Author: Valko