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Volume 8. Analytical Absorption Spectrophotometry in the Visible and Ultraviolet

Published: 20th November 1989 Author: L. Sommer
Despite the existence of many competitive analytical techniques, molecular absorption spectrophotometry still remains very popular in practice, particularly in biochemical, clinical, organic, agricultural, food and environmental analyses. This is due mainly to the inherent ease and relative simplicity of spectrophotometric procedures and the availability of reliable and highly-automated instruments. Moreover, the method and its instrumentation has recently undergone considerable development resulting in some new special approaches of spectrophotometry in the ultraviolet (UV) and visible (VIS) regions. Although there are a number of comprehensive textbooks dealing with UV/VIS spectrophotometry, they tend to describe historical aspects or contain collections of detailed procedures for the determination of analytes and do not reflect sufficiently the present state of the method and stage of development reached. This book provides a concise survey of the actual state-of-the-art of UV/VIS spectrophotometry. Special attention has been paid to problems with the Bouguer-Lambert-Beer law, absorption spectra, present trends in instrumentation, errors in spectrophotometry, evaluation of analyte concentration and calibration, optimization procedures, multicomponent analysis, differential spectrophotometries, problem of blanks, derivative and dual-wavelength spectrophotometry, spectrophotometric titration, the strong relations between complex formation and spectrophotometry, spectrophotometric investigation of complex equilibria and stoichiometry or automation in spectrophotometry. The significance of spectrophotometry in connection with liquid-liquid extraction, reaction kinetics, trace analysis, environmental and clinical analysis is also covered. The text is supported by tables and figures, and numerous references are provided for each topic treated. The book is written for all those who use UV/VIS spectrophotometry in the laboratory and will also be useful to students as supplementary reading.

Additional volumes

Volume 7. Problem Solving with Microbeam Analysis

Published: 1st January 1988 Author: K. Kiss

Volume 6. Solvation, Ionic and Complex Formation Reactions in Non-Aqeuous Solvents

Published: 1st January 1983 Author: K. Burger

Volume 5. Quantitative Analysis of Steroids

Published: 1st January 1983 Author: S. Görög

Volume 4. Guide-Lines to Planning Atomic Spectrometric Analysis

Published: 1st January 1982 Author: B. Magyar

Volume 2. The Principles of Ion-Selective Electrodes and of Membrane Transport

Published: 1st November 1981 Author: W.E. Morf

Volume 3. Nondestructive Activation Analysis

Published: 1st January 1981 Editor: S. Amiel

Volume 1. Structural Analysis of Organic Compounds by Combined Application of Spectroscopic Methods

Published: 1st January 1981 Authors: J.T. Clerc E. Pretsch J. Seibl