Special Issue "Miniaturized Analytical Methods for the Determination of Organic Pollutants in Complex Matrices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 851
Interests: analytical chemistry; development, optimization and validation of analytical methods; sample preparation; mass spectrometry; gas and liquid chromatography; metabolomics
Interests: analytical chemistry; development, optimization and validation of analytical methods; chemometrics, mass spectrometry; hyphenated techniques; sample preparation; metabolomics
The determination of organic pollutants in complex matrices such as environmental, food and biological samples is one of the main topics in analytical chemistry. The challenge is the determination of very low concentration levels in the presence of overwhelming amounts of interfering molecules. Depending on the analytical purpose, two main approaches should be considered: target analysis, to quantify specific compounds present in the sample, and untargeted analysis to screen the presence of all the possible pollutants. In the last 20 years, the miniaturization of both devices and instrumentation has noticeably increased the enrichment capabilities of extraction techniques as well as the possibility of directly monitoring pollutants in situ and online with very high sensitivity and selectivity.
This Special Issue will focus on the development of (i) new materials and devices for analyte extraction in complex matrices; (ii) analytical methods based on miniaturization and the associated techniques for screening pollutants; (iii) novel portable instrumentation for pollutant monitoring.
Dr. Nicolò Riboni
Dr. Federica Bianchi
Dr. Giorgio Famiglini
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- sample treatment
- mass spectrometry
- portable instrument
- direct analysis
- in situ analysis
- novel materials