Special Issue "Applied Analytical Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2021).
Interests: analytical chemistry; liquid chromatography; hyphenation of separation techniques (LC, CE) with mass spectrometry; natural compounds analysis; study of metabolism; analysis of archaeological samples; chiral separation; desorption/ionization mass spectrometry; ion mobility mass spectrometry; study of equilibrium reactions using retention and migration data
Analytical Chemistry as scientific field is a good example of the connection of fundamental research in chemical, physical and biological branches to demands of practice. Mutual stimulation of fundamental and applied research makes Analytical Chemistry a dynamically developing area. The current high level of mechanical engineering and microelectronics accelerates the advancement of instrumental analytical techniques. Approaches to analytical data processing are being improved under the dictation of their increasing volume and with the possibilities of explosively developing informatics. Optimization and validation of analytical procedures are sped-up and automated. However, sophisticated instrumentation, although supported by Artificial Intelligence, is not self-saving. Experiences and thorough knowledge of possibilities and risks throughout the whole analytical procedure from the design of the experiment, to the sampling, sample treatment, and analysis and data processing remain essential for successful research. The integration of the entire analytical process and its transfer into practice is the subject of Applied Analytical Chemistry.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and trends in Applied Analytical Chemistry. Papers focused on novel sampling and sample treatment procedures, the utilization of up-to-date techniques and methods in analytical practice are welcome. Moreover, progressive approaches in design of experiment and data processing proven in real situations fit within the focus of this Special Issue. Emphasis should be placed on the integrity of the whole analytical process. This Special Issue is open to all types of analytical techniques and their (synergistic) combinations applied especially but not only in the following areas:
- food production
- forensic practice and archaeology
- environmental monitoring
- clinical practice
- quality control in industry
Dr. Petr Bednar
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