The importance of accurate sample preparation techniques cannot be overstated. Meticulous sample preparation is essential. Often overlooked, it is the midway poi nt where the analytes from the sample matrix are transformed so they are suitable for analysis. Even the best analytical techniques cannot rectify problems generated by sloppy sample pretreatment Devoted entirely to teaching and reinforcing these necessary pretreatment steps, Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry addresses diverse aspects of this important measurement step. , These include:
- State–of–the–art extraction techniques for organic and inorganic analytes
- Sample preparation in biological measurements
- Sample pretreatment in microscopy
- Surface enhancement as a sample preparation tool in Raman and IR spectroscopy
- Sample concentration and clean–up methods
- Quality control steps
Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry is an invaluable reference tool for Analytical Chemists in chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, environmental, and material sciences.
Chapter 1. Sample Preparation: An Analytical Perspective (Somenath Mitra and Roman Brukh).
SECTION A: EXTRACTION AND ENRICHMENT IN SAMPLE PREPARATION.
Chapter 2. Principles of Extraction and the Extraction of Semivolatile Organics From Liquids (Martha J.M. Wells).
Chapter 3. Extraction of Semivolatile Organic Compounds From Solid Matrices (Dawen Kou and Somenath Mitra).
Chapter 4. Extraction of Volatile Organic Compounds From Solids and Liquids (Gregory C. Slack, et al.).
Chapter 5. Preparation of Samples for Metals Analysis (Barbara B. Kebbekus).
SECTION B: SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS.
Chapter 6. Sample Preparation in DNA Analysis (Satish Parimoo and Bhama Parimmo).
Chapter 7. Sample Preparation in RNA Analysis (Bhama Parimoo and Satish Parimoo).
Chapter 8. Techniques for the Extraction, Isolation and Purification of Nucleic Acids (Mahesh Karwa and Somenath Mitra).
SECTION C: SAMPLE PREPARATION IN MICROSCOPY AND SPECTROSCOPY.
Chapter 9. Sample Preparation for Microscope and Spectroscopic Characterization of Solid Surfaces and Films (Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay).
Chapter 10. Surface Enhancement by Sample and Substrate Preparation Techniques in Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy (Zafar Iqbal).