Special Issue "Solid Phase Microextraction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: microextraction techniques; food analysis; environmental analysis; volatolomics
Sample preparation is an essential step in chemical analyses, due to its great influence on the reliability and the accuracy of results, and on the time and cost of the entire process. This analytical step is also widely recognized as the most labor-intensive and error-prone part of the analytical process. The recent advances in extraction techniques are focused on the miniaturization and integration of sample preparation and their hyphenation with analytical instrumentation, in order to reduce laboratory workload, the use of solvents, and to increase analytical performance. Starting from solid-phase microextraction (SPME), an impressive number of microextraction techniques and new sorbent materials have emerged in the last few years and new powerful sample preparation approaches, suitable to be easily automated with analytical instrumentation, have been applied in a variety of analytical areas (in pharmaceutical, clinical, toxicological, environmental and food sciences).
Therefore, this would appear to be a good point to take stock of the situation in this field, and for this reason, we kindly ask you to submit research articles, review articles, and communications related to experimental, theoretical, and simulation studies on the processes, properties, and applications of microextraction techniques.
Prof. Maurizio Quinto
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- microextraction techniques
- sample preparation
- sorbent materials
- food analysis
- environmental analysis