Solid-Phase Extraction: Principles and Practice / Edition 1

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Divided into three main parts, the book begins with a clear explanation of basic SPE conceptsincluding theory, chemistry, and mechanisms of interaction as well as methods development, troubleshooting, and optimization. The next section presents an in-depth look at SPE applications, with separate chapters devoted to clinical, environmental, and natural product chemistry. Numerous examples drawn from each of these three areas illustrate SPE in action in the real world, successfully bridging the gap between principles and practice.

The final section of this book discusses the latest SPE technology, with detailed coverage of the automation process, solid-phase extraction disks, and innovations such as solid-phase microextraction and small-volume solid-phase extraction. Suggested reading and references are included throughout, providing a useful springboard for further research and study.

Whether you are new to SPE or are looking to keep abreast of the newest developments in SPE methods and uses, Solid-Phase Extraction gives you instant access to the information you needan essential companion for chemists of all types who use SPE in their work.

Complete coverage of SPE concepts and applicationsat your fingertips Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) equips chemists in any field with an incomparable one-stop source of up-to-date information on SPE. With sections devoted to fundamental principles, applications, and new technology, it is both comprehensive and easy to use the ideal working reference on this important subject.

  • Presents a straightforward examination of SPE theory, methods development, chemistry, and mechanisms of interaction
  • Provides detailed coverage of SPE applications in clinical, environmental, and natural product chemistry
  • Features practical examples illustrating a range of real-world SPE uses
  • Prepares chemists to make informed decisions on sorbent selection
  • Covers the latest SPE technology, with valuable insights on automation and new sample preparation methods
  • Offers suggestions for further reading, Internet resources, and product guides
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Brings new and experienced users of solid-phase extraction SPE up to date on how and where it works and recent advances in equipment and techniques. Part I explains basic SPE concepts, including theory, chemistry, and mechanisms of interaction as well as methods of development, troubleshooting, and optimization. Part II looks in depth at SPE applications in clinical, environmental, and natural product chemistry, with examples drawn from the real world. Part III discusses the latest SPE technology, covering the automation process, solid- phase extraction disks, and innovations such as microextraction. Includes a list of Web sites and a product guide. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

E. M. THURMAN is an organic geochemist at the U.S. GeologicalSurvey with twenty years of research experience in theenvironmental chemistry of water and soil, as well as extensiveexperience in sorption chromatography and XAD and SPE resintechnology. Dr. Thurman has published research papers on the theoryof XAD resins, applications of SPE in environmental chemistry, drugapplications of SPE, and isolation of natural products by SPE andion exchange. He is the coauthor of Immunochemical Technology forEnvironmental Applications, the coeditor of Herbicide Metabolitesin Surface Water and Groundwater, and has written over 80 journalarticles on environmental analytical chemistry.

M. S. MILLS is a research envi-ronmental chemist with ZenecaAgrochemicals at the Jealott's Hill Research Station, Bracknell,U.K. Dr. Mills was formerly employed by the U.S. Geological Surveyin Lawrence, Kansas, where her research interests includedexploring the mechanisms and applications of solid-phase extractionin environmental chemistry, investigating the organic geochemistryof naturally occurring aquatic foams, and the degradation andtransport of xenobiotics in the vadose zone. She has contributednumerous publications and oral presentations on these topics overthe past five years, and was cofounder and co-lecturer of theAmerican Chemical Society short course, "Solid-Phase Extraction inEnvironmental and Clinical Chemistry." Current research projectfoci include the degradation and transport of xenobiotics in thevadose zone using radiolabeled techniques and the degradation ofxenobiotics in the saturated zone.

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Table of Contents

Overview of Solid-Phase Extraction.

Theory of Sorption and Isolation.

Methods Development.

Reversed-Phase Solid-Phase Extraction.

Normal-Phase Solid-Phase Extraction.

Ion-Exchange Solid-Phase Extraction.

Environmental Analysis.

Drugs and Pharmaceuticals.

Food and Natural Products.

Automation of Solid-Phase Extraction.

Solid Phase Extraction Disks.

New Technology in Solid-Phase Extraction.



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