Chemical Analysis: Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques / Edition 2

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Completely revised and updated, Chemical Analysis: Second Edition is an essential introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques and instruments. Assuming little in the way of prior knowledge, this text carefully guides the reader through the more widely used and important techniques, whilst avoiding excessive technical detail.

  • Provides a thorough introduction to a wide range of the most important and widely used instrumental techniques
  • Maintains a careful balance between depth and breadth of coverage
  • Includes examples, problems and their solutions
  • Includes coverage of latest developments including supercritical fluid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis
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"An essential introduction to a wide range of analytical and instrumentation techniques that have been developed and improved in recent years." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 2008)
Explains qualitative, quantitative, and structural methods commonly used in chemical analysis. For each method, the basic principles are presented and corresponding instrumental techniques are reviewed. Schematics of principle instruments are also included. Some of the less used methods have been omitted. Chapters cover gas, liquid, ion, and planar chromatography; capillary electrophoresis; nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, atomic absorption, flame emission, ultraviolet, and x-ray fluorescence spectrometry; fluorimetry; labeling, potentiometric, coulometric, and voltammetric methods; and basic statistical parameters. Originally published in French as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470859032
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the first English edition.

Preface to the first English edition.

Preface to second edition.




1 General aspects of chromatography.

1.1 General concepts of analytical chromatography.

1.2 The chromatogram.

1.3 Gaussian-shaped elution peaks.

1.4 The plate theory.

1.5 Nernst partition coefficient (K).

1.6 Column efficiency.

1.7 Retention parameters.

1.8 Separation (or selectivity) factor between two solutes.

1.9 Resolution factor between two peaks.

1.10 The rate theory of chromatography.

1.11 Optimization of a chromatographic analysis.

1.12 Classification of chromatographic techniques.


2 Gas chromatography.

2.1 Components of a GC installation.

2.2 Carrier gas and flow regulation.

2.3 Sample introduction and the injection chamber.

2.4 Thermostatically controlled oven.

2.5 Columns.

2.6 Stationary phases.

2.7 Principal gas chromatographic detectors.

2.8 Detectors providing structural data.

2.9 Fast chromatography.

2.10 Multi-dimensional chromatography.

2.11 Retention indexes and stationary phase constants.


3 High-performance liquid chromatography.

3.1 The beginnings of HPLC.

3.2 General concept of an HPLC system.

3.3 Pumps and gradient elution.

3.4 Injectors.

3.5 Columns.

3.6 Stationary phases.

3.7 Chiral chromatography.

3.8 Mobile phases.

3.9 Paired-ion chromatography.

3.10 Hydrophobic interaction chromatography.

3.11 Principal detectors.

3.12 Evolution and applications of HPLC.


4 Ion chromatography.

4.1 Basics of ion chromatography.

4.2 Stationary phases.

4.3 Mobile phases.

4.4 Conductivity detectors.

4.5 Ion suppressors.

4.6 Principle and basic relationship.

4.7 Areas of the peaks and data treatment software.

4.8 External standard method.

4.9 Internal standard method.

4.10 Internal normalization method.


5 Thin layer chromatography.

5.1 Principle of TLC.

5.2 Characteristics of TLC.

5.3 Stationary phases.

5.4 Separation and retention parameters.

5.5 Quantitative TLC.


6 Supercritical fluid chromatography.

6.1 Supercritical fluids: a reminder.

6.2 Supercritical fluids as mobile phases.

6.3 Instrumentation in SFC.

6.4 Comparison of SFC with HPLC and GC.

6.5 SFC in chromatographic techniques.

7 Size exclusion chromatography.

7.1 Principle of SEC.

7.2 Stationary and mobile phases.

7.3 Calibration curves.

7.4 Instrumentation.

7.5 Applications of SEC.


8 Capillary electrophoresis and electrochromatography.

8.1 From zone electrophoresis to capillary electrophoresis.

8.2 Electrophoretic mobility and electro-osmotic flow.

8.3 Instrumentation.

8.4 Electrophoretic techniques.

8.5 Performance of CE.

8.6 Capillary electrochromatography.



9 Ultraviolet and visible absorption spectroscopy.

9.1 The UV/Vis spectral region and the origin of the absorptions.

9.2 The UV/Vis spectrum.

9.3 Electronic transitions of organic compounds.

9.4 Chromophore groups.

9.5 Solvent effects: solvatochromism.

9.6 Fieser–Woodward rules.

9.7 Instrumentation in the UV/Visible.

9.8 UV/Vis spectrophotometers.

9.9 Quantitative analysis: laws of molecular absorption.

9.10 Methods in quantitative analysis.

9.11 Analysis of a single analyte and purity control.

9.12 Multicomponent analysis (MCA).

9.13 Methods of baseline correction.

9.14 Relative error distribution due to instruments.

9.15 Derivative spectrometry.

9.16 Visual colorimetry by transmission or reflection.


10 Infrared spectroscopy.

10.1 The origin of light absorption in the infrared.

10.2 Absorptions in the infrared.

10.3 Rotational–vibrational bands in the mid-IR.

10.4 Simplified model for vibrational interactions.

10.5 Real compounds.

10.6 Characteristic bands for organic compounds.

10.7 Infrared spectrometers and analysers.

10.8 Sources and detectors used in the mid-IR.

10.9 Sample analysis techniques.

10.10 Chemical imaging spectroscopy in the infrared.

10.11 Archiving spectra.

10.12 Comparison of spectra.

10.13 Quantitative analysis.


11 Fluorimetry and chemiluminescence.

11.1 Fluorescence and phosphorescence.

11.2 The origin of fluorescence.

11.3 Relationship between fluorescence and concentration.

11.4 Rayleigh scattering and Raman bands.

11.5 Instrumentation.

11.6 Applications.

11.7 Time-resolved fluorimetry.

11.8 Chemiluminescence.


12 X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

12.1 Basic principles.

12.2 The X-ray fluorescence spectrum.

12.3 Excitation modes of elements in X-ray fluorescence.

12.4 Detection of X-rays.

12.5 Different types of instruments.

12.6 Sample preparation.

12.7 X-ray absorption – X-ray densimetry.

12.8 Quantitative analysis by X-ray fluorescence.

12.9 Applications of X-ray fluorescence.


13 Atomic absorption and flame emission spectroscopy.

13.1 The effect of temperature upon an element.

13.2 Applications to modern instruments.

13.3 Atomic absorption versus flame emission.

13.4 Measurements by AAS or by FES.

13.5 Basic instrumentation for AAS.

13.6 Flame photometers.

13.7 Correction of interfering absorptions.

13.8 Physical and chemical interferences.

13.9 Sensitivity and detection limits in AAS.


14 Atomic emission spectroscopy.

14.1 Optical emission spectroscopy (OES).

14.2 Principle of atomic emission analysis.

14.3 Dissociation of the sample into atoms or ions.

14.4 Dispersive systems and spectral lines.

14.5 Simultaneous and sequential instruments.

14.6 Performances.

14.7 Applications of OES.


15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

15.1 General introduction.

15.2 Spin/magnetic field interaction for a nucleus.

15.3 Nuclei that can be studied by NMR.

15.4 Bloch theory for a nucleus of spin number I =1/2.

15.5 Larmor frequency.

15.6 Pulsed NMR.

15.7 The processes of nuclear relaxation.

15.8 Chemical shift.

15.9 Measuring the chemical shift.

15.10 Shielding and deshielding of the nuclei.

15.11 Factors influencing chemical shifts.

15.12 Hyperfine structure – spin–spin coupling.

15.13 Heteronuclear coupling.

15.14 Homonuclear coupling.

15.15 Spin decoupling and particular pulse sequences.

15.16 HPLC-NMR coupling.

15.17 Fluorine and phosphorus NMR.

15.18 Quantitative NMR.

15.19 Analysers using pulsed NMR.



16 Mass spectrometry.

16.1 Basic principles.

16.2 The magnetic-sector design.

16.3 ‘EB’ or ‘BE’ geometry mass analysers.

16.4 Time of flight analysers (TOF).

16.5 Quadrupole analysers.

16.6 Quadrupole ion trap analysers.

16.7 Ion cyclotron resonance analysers (ICRMS).

16.8 Mass spectrometer performances.

16.9 Sample introduction.

16.10 Major vacuum ionization techniques.

16.11 Atmospheric pressure ionization (API).

16.12 Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).

16.13 Ion detection.

16.14 Identification by means of a spectral library.

16.15 Analysis of the elementary composition of ions.

16.16 Determination of molecular masses from multicharged ions.

16.17 Determination of isotope ratios for an element.

16.18 Fragmentation of organic ions.


17 Labelling methods.

17.1 The principle of labelling methodologies.

17.2 Direct isotope dilution analysis with a radioactive label.

17.3 Substoichiometric isotope dilution analysis.

17.4 Radio immuno-assays (RIA).

17.5 Measuring radioisotope activity.

17.6 Antigens and antibodies.

17.7 Enzymatic-immunoassay (EIA).

17.8 Other immunoenzymatic techniques.

17.9 Advantages and limitations of the ELISA test in chemistry.

17.10 Immunofluorescence analysis (IFA).

17.11 Stable isotope labelling.

17.12 Neutron activation analysis (NAA).


18 Elemental analysis.

18.1 Particular analyses.

18.2 Elemental organic microanalysis.

18.3 Total nitrogen analysers (TN).

18.4 Total sulfur analysers.

18.5 Total carbon analysers (TC, TIC and TOC).

18.6 Mercury analysers.


19 Potentiometric methods.

19.1 General principles.

19.2 A particular ISE: the pH electrode.

19.3 Other ion selective electrodes.

19.4 Slope and calculations.

19.5 Applications.


20 Voltammetric and coulometric methods.

20.1 General principles.

20.2 The dropping-mercury electrode.

20.3 Direct current polarography (DCP).

20.4 Diffusion current.

20.5 Pulsed polarography.

20.6 Amperometric detection in HPLC and HPCE.

20.7 Amperometric sensors.

20.8 Stripping voltammetry (SV).

20.9 Potentiostatic coulometry and amperometric coulometry.

20.10 Coulometric titration of water by the Karl Fischer reaction.


21 Sample preparation.

21.1 The need for sample pretreatment.

21.2 Solid phase extraction (SPE).

21.3 Immunoaffinity extraction.

21.4 Microextraction procedures.

21.5 Gas extraction on a cartridge or a disc.

21.6 Headspace.

21.7 Supercritical phase extraction (SPE) .

21.8 Microwave reactors.

21.9 On-line analysers.

22 Basic statistical parameters.

22.1 Mean value, accuracy of a collection of measurements.

22.2 Variance and standard deviation.

22.3 Random or indeterminate errors.

22.4 Confidence interval of the mean.

22.5 Comparison of results – parametric tests.

22.6 Rejection criteria Q-test (or Dixon test).

22.7 Calibration curve and regression analysis.

22.8 Robust methods or non-parametric tests.

22.9 Optimization through the one-factor-at-a-time (OFAT) experimentation.



Appendix – List of acronyms.


Table of some useful constants.


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