Two professors of the Universitat have edited a prestigious international book about Chemistry

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  • April 22nd, 2019
Imatge d'exemplars del llibre.
Imatge d'exemplars del llibre.

The professors of the Universitat de València, Francesc A. Esteve-Turrillas and Miguel de la Guardia, are the main editors (alongside other 80 authors coming from 20 different countries) of the two-volume book “Handbook of Smart Materials in Analytical Chemistry”.

The book focuses on the materials that provide exceptional properties to the methods of analysis, increasing their selectivity and sensibility. Additionally, the book also provides practical advantages to the methods for preparing the samples and pre-concentrating the analytes.

The first volume presents the important advantages of the already known  materials (surfactants, enzymes, antibodies...) as well as the new discovered ones (aptamers, ionic liquids, porous monoliths, molecularly printed polymers, nano-materials, carbon nano-materials, quantum dots, materials of restricted access, metal-organic frameworks, magnetic materials and polymer membranes). In summary, it is formed by 15 chapters that deal with different types of materials and their properties.

The second volume has 14 chapters that focus on the implementation fields of the previously mentioned materials in the different phases of the analytical process. Among these processes, they address extraction and micro-extraction, their use in chromatology and hair electrophoresis, their use in immune tests, mass spectrometry, their use in the speciation of the chemical forms of mineral materials and the possibilities that they offer in Green Analytical Chemistry. This book is completed with a series of chapters addressing the analysis of water, food, clinical samples and their use in the forensic field. In these sense, the book shows the changes of the traditional methods as a result of the incorporation of these smart materials.

The authors and editors are keen on the fact that this book may become a referent for those who develop and use analytical methods, as the book combines the academic rigour with the ambition of providing new ideas and tools for the resolution of problems.  

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