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Special Issue "Advances in Micro-Solid Phase Extraction"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Interests: sample preparation; microextraction; nanoparticles and ionic liquid
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Special Issue in Separations: Five Years of Separations: Feature Paper 2018
Sample preparation has been the focus of continuous evolution over the last two decades, giving rise to a number of novel analytical developments. These new approaches have allowed the simplification and miniaturization of the analytical processes that also have clear environmental and operator safety connotations. In this context, the relevance of microextraction techniques is beyond any doubt, and their potential has been clearly demonstrated at both the research and routine laboratory levels.
Micro-solid phase extraction is a vast term that involves several techniques that share a common characteristic, the use of low amounts of sorptive phases for the isolation of the target analytes from a given sample. The sorptive capacity that is relevant in any extraction technique becomes critical in this scenario. This explains why the development of new sorptive phases (e.g., polymers, nanoparticles, composites) has been one of the main research lines in this context.
The present Special Issue is focused on new achievements in micro-solid phase extraction techniques. Although descriptions of novel sorptive materials and extraction strategies are warmly suggested, the applications of this technique for the resolution of critical analytical problems in different fields are also welcome.
Dr. Rafael Lucena
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- sorptive phases