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Title: Elemental Speciation-New Approaches for Trace Elelment Analysis

Author
item Miller-Ihli, Nancy

Submitted to: Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2002
Publication Date: March 1, 2002
Citation: Miller-Ihli, N.J. 2002. Elemental speciation-new approaches for trace elelment analysis. Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 581.

Interpretive Summary: Dr. Miller-Ihli was invited to review the text "Elemental Speciation New Approaches for Trace Element Analysis" by Caruso, Sutton, and Ackley in Wilson and Wilson's Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, Edited by Barcelo, D., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2000, 581 pages, ISBN-0-444-500047-2. This written review, prepared for the publication, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, provides a critical evaluation of the contributions of 30 authors to 15 chapters focusing on elemental speciation techniques. More than 1700 references were cited, representing the first comprehensive compilation of important literature citations related to speciation. The review highlights the strengths and weaknesses of individual and combined analytical approaches using both spectroscopic methods and separation techniques. This review is of use to scientists in academia, government and industry conducting speciation research.

Technical Abstract: Dr. Miller-Ihli was invited to review the text "Elemental Speciation New Approaches for Trace Element Analysis" by Caruso, Sutton, and Ackley in Wilson and Wilson's Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, Edited by Barcelo, D., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2000, 581 pages, ISBN-0-444-500047-2. This written review, prepared for the publication Trends in Analytical Chemistry, provides a critical evaluation of the contributions of 30 authors to 15 chapters focusing on elemental speciation techniques. The review concludes that this text provides a much needed comprehensive review of the elemental speciation literature and notes that the text presents a systematic approach to speciation providing everything from information on sampling to separation and instrumental detection conditions as well as a significant number of specific applications. The two key issues related to speciation (sensitivity and selectivity) are discussed in detail in the text and the importance of reference materials for elemental speciation is emphasized.

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