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Special Issue "Green Analytical Chemistry"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Joselito P. Quirino

Australian Centre of Research on Separation Science, School of Physical Science, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Interests: capillary electrophoresis; liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; sample concentration; green sample preparation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Analytical chemistry is a central science that enables the developments in other chemical, as well as in biological fields. Recently, the principles of green or sustainable chemistry have been actively implemented in analytical chemistry, where the methods developed for various applications are designed such that the use and generation of hazardous substances is reduced or even eliminated. For example, in extraction or separation analytical methods, traditional organic solvents are slowly being replaced by renewable or green solvents. Miniaturisation of analytical systems, such as for extraction, separation, and/or detection, significantly reduce the amounts of volumes of reagents and solvents used. There are also analytical methods based on electrochemistry, chemical sensing, mass spectrometry (MS), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) that eliminate or reduce sample preparation, which typically requires organic solvents. Chemometrics have also been used to aid in the development of green analytical chemistry.

This Special Issue aims to celebrate the advancements in green analytical chemistry, which encompass all measurement techniques for all types of applications that minimise or eliminate the generation of chemical waste. Researchers in microextraction (e.g., solid-phase, dispersive liquid-liquid, supercritical fluid, cloud point, electro-membrane), separations (chromatography and electrophoresis), flow injection analysis, MS, sensors, NMR, miniaturized analytical techniques, and chemometrics are warmly invited to propose state-of-the-art reviews, perspectives, and research papers to be published in this Special Issue of Molecules.

Dr. Joselito P. Quirino
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Green sample pre-treatment and preparation

  • Supercritical fluid extraction

  • Solid-phase microextraction

  • Cloud-point extraction

  • Dispersive liquid-liquid extraction

  • Membrane-based extraction

  • Green chromatography

  • Micro- and nano-liquid chromatography

  • Green spectroscopy and spectrometry

  • Flow injection analysis

  • Capillary electrophoresis

  • Electrochemistry

  • Mass spectrometry

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance

  • Miniaturized extraction and separation

  • Chemical sensing

  • Miniaturized analysis

  • Chemometrics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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