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Special Issue "Solid Phase Extraction: State of the Art and Future Perspectives"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Analytical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Victoria F. Samanidou

Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: analytical chemistry; sample preparation; separations; HPLC; extraction techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Beyond any doubt, sample preparation is the most important step prior to sample analysis. It is the step that can guarantee an accurate and rapidly obtained result if applied in a correct manner. Due to the fact that it usually involves more than one step, it is tedious, time consuming, and any potential errors will accumulate and yield an erroneous outcome.

Solid phase extraction (SPE) has been a determinative player in the challenge of chemical analysis during the last decades. In the meantime, many sample preparation approaches have been evolved trying to replace it by promising better and “greener” performance. However, SPE still plays a key role in method development, and advanced sorbent technology can re-orient the traditional approach to new perspectives. This Special Issue aims to review the state of the art of this sample preparation technique and also describe the recent and future advances.

Prof. Dr. Victoria F. Samanidou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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  • Solid phase extraction
  • Microextraction
  • Green Chemistry
  • Sample preparation
  • Preconcentration
  • Clean-up
  • Microextraction by packed syringe
  • Matrix solid phase dispersion
  • Nanomaterials
  • Magnetic solid phase extraction
  • Dispersive solid phase extraction
  • Magnetic sorbents

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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