Special Issue "Applications of Chromatographic Separation Techniques in Food and Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: liquid chromatography; spectrophotometry; densitometry; organic compounds analysis; QSAR; QSRR; QSPR; pharmaceutical analysis; purity of pharmaceutical preparations
Interests: application of different analytical methods, including liquid chromatography, in pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
Chromatographic techniques are by far the most powerful and versatile methods available to the modern analyst. Because of their good separation capacity, various chromatographic methods combined with modern detection systems are able to quickly separate very complicated mixtures into their individual components in a single-step process and are also capable of simultaneous quantitative determination of each constituent.
Currently, chromatography is an extremely versatile technique allowing to rapidly separate gases and volatile substances by gas chromatography, involatile chemicals and materials of extremely high molecular weight by liquid chromatography, and if necessary, very inexpensively by thin-layer chromatography coupled to densitometry. Therefore, chromatographic analyses are a widespread research method used in virtually all industries, involving also food processing as well as chemical synthesis. They allow the detection of even trace amounts of substances in the finished product, which in turn gives the possibility of meticulous quality control of food products or purity of newly synthesized bioactive molecules as potential new drug candidates and others.
This Special Issue on “Applications of Chromatographic Separation Techniques in Food and Chemistry” aims to curate novel advances in the development and application of chromatographic separation techniques in food and chemical analyses. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Chromatographic techniques used in ascertaining food quality and authenticity;
- Chromatographic analysis of food additives including food preservatives, antioxidants, sweeteners, colors, etc.;
- Basic research and applications of chromatographic techniques in chemistry;
- The development of new chromatographic methods in the analysis of food and chemical compounds, including bioactive molecules;
- Chromatography as separation technique useful in the chemical process industry; for analysis, isolation, and purification of various chemical compounds as the components of small- and large-scale production.
Original research papers as well as reviews related to the areas mentioned above are most welcome.
Prof. Dr. Alina Pyka-Pająk
Dr. Małgorzata Dołowy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- chromatographic techniques (GC, HPLC, TLC, TLC-densitometry)
- food components
- food quality
- chemical analysis
- analysis of bioactive compounds
- separation techniques