Special Issue "Development of Analytical Methods Based on Microextraction Techniques"

A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Juan L. Benedé
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Departament of Analytical Chemistry, 46100 Burjassot, University of Valencia, Spain
Interests: microextraction; sample preparation; nanomaterials; chromatography
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Prof. Dr. Alberto Chisvert
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Departament of Analytical Chemistry, University of Valencia, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: microextraction; sample preparation; nanomaterials; chromatography
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Prof. Dr. Dimosthenis Giokas
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Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: sample preparation; extraction and microextraction; HPLC; nanomaterials; environmental analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,                

Microextraction techniques provide numerous advantages to sample preparation steps compared to traditional techniques, such as the reduction of the consumption of organic solvents from milliliters to just a few microliters, the removal of additional cleaning steps (which represent additional time and potential loss of analyte), and the improvement of selectivity and enrichment factors. For these reasons, researchers have in recent decades focused on designing new and innovative microextraction approaches.

The present Special Issue covers the recent advances on the development and application of microextraction techniques, as well as the use of novel (nano)materials and solvents, which offer great opportunities in the development of phases for more efficient and versatile approaches.

We strongly hope that this Special Issue will provide an analytical perspective of the current research involved in the field of microextraction. Original articles and reviews articles by experts are particularly welcomed.

Dr. Juan L. Benedé
Prof. Dr. Alberto Chisvert
Prof. Dr. Dimosthenis Giokas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Microextraction
  • Sample preparation
  • Preconcentration
  • Nanomaterials
  • Miniaturization

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The Use of Ferrofluids in Analytical Sample Preparation: A Review
Separations 2021, 8(4), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/separations8040047 - 09 Apr 2021
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Ferrofluids (FFs) constitute a type of tunable magnetic material, formed by magnetic nanoparticles suspended in a liquid carrier. The astonishing magnetic properties of these materials and their liquid nature have led to their extended use in different applications, including fields such as magnetochemistry, [...] Read more.
Ferrofluids (FFs) constitute a type of tunable magnetic material, formed by magnetic nanoparticles suspended in a liquid carrier. The astonishing magnetic properties of these materials and their liquid nature have led to their extended use in different applications, including fields such as magnetochemistry, optics, and biomedicine, among others. Recently, FFs have been incorporated as extractant materials in magnetic-driven analytical sample preparation procedures, thus, permitting the development of different applications. FF-based extraction takes advantage of both the magnetic susceptibility of the nanoparticles and the properties of the liquid carrier, which are responsible for a wide variety of interactions with analytes and ultimately are a key factor in achieving better extraction performance. This review article classifies existing FFs in terms of the solvent used as a carrier (organic solvents, water, ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, and supramolecular solvents) while overviewing the most relevant analytical applications in the last decade. Full article
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