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Special Issue "Analytical methods and Green chemistry: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Jacek Namieśnik"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2020.

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Tallinn University of Technology; Ehitajate tee 5 19086 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Interests: ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, green analytical chemistry, catalysis, extraction, aerogels, ionogels
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Dr. Marek Tobiszewski
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: green analytical chemistry; environmental analytical chemistry; microextraction techniques; chemometrics; sustainability assessments; greenness assessments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Prof. Mihkel Koel and Dr Marek Tobiszewski, Valencia 2011

Greening analytical chemistry by making it more effective and precise is one of the critical concerns of analytical chemistry. In the Special Issue “Analytical methods and green chemistry”, we would like to collect up-to-date original and review papers in this field.

This Special Issue will honor the memory of prof. Jacek Namieśnik, who passed away on 14 April 2019. He was a very active analytical chemist, the author of more than 800 papers. He was particularly interested in the topic of greening analytical methods and was one of the most recognizable scientists working in this field.

For authors, this Special Issue is a chance to present their results or views on making analytical chemistry more environmentally friendly. It is especially important as chemical analysis still contributes to environmental pollution and occupational exposure. This Special Issue aims to highlight the trends in developing new methods and processes for analysis and share this knowledge with a broader audience in order to help increase the diffusion and influence of this important topic in the field of analytical chemistry. The topics of the papers to be submitted to this Special Issue are defined, but not limited, by the keywords presented below.

Dr. Marek Tobiszewski
Guest Editors

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  • Green analytical chemistry
  • Sample preparation
  • Green separation techniques
  • Alternative solvents
  • Electrochemical analysis
  • Sensors
  • Signal processing
  • Chemometrics

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New Green Determination of Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn in Beetroot Juices along with Their Chemical Fractionation by Solid-Phase Extraction
Molecules 2019, 24(20), 3645; - 09 Oct 2019
A new simple and rapid method for the determination of the total concentrations of Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn in beetroot juices by flame atomic absorption spectrometry was developed and validated. The method included a very simple sample preparation, i.e., the two-fold dilution [...] Read more.
A new simple and rapid method for the determination of the total concentrations of Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn in beetroot juices by flame atomic absorption spectrometry was developed and validated. The method included a very simple sample preparation, i.e., the two-fold dilution and acidification of the samples with HNO3 to 1 mol·L−1 and provided the precision within 2–3% and the trueness better than 6%. The method was applied for the rapid screening analysis of the different commercially available beetroot juices. The chemical fractionation of Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn was also proposed by the two-column solid-phase extraction with the reversed-phase and cation exchange tubes. It was revealed that Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn were primarily in beetroot juices in the form of the organically bound forms, contributing to the distinguished hydrophobic and residual fractions. The sums of the mean contributions of both fractions were up to 98% (Cu, Fe, Zn) and 100% (Mn), pointing out that no labile nor unbound forms of the studied metals were present in the matrix of beetroot juices. Full article
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