1. Sample Preparation: An Analytical Perspective

  1. Somenath Mitra
  1. Somenath Mitra and
  2. Roman Brukh

Published Online: 29 OCT 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471457817.ch1

Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 162

Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 162

How to Cite

Mitra, S. and Brukh, R. (2003) Sample Preparation: An Analytical Perspective, in Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 162 (ed S. Mitra), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471457817.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 OCT 2003
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2003

Book Series:

  1. Chemical Analysis

Book Series Editors:

  1. J. D. Winefordner

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471328452

Online ISBN: 9780471457817

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Keywords:

  • sample preparation;
  • accuracy;
  • precision;
  • sensitivity;
  • method detection limit;
  • range of quantitation;
  • method validation;
  • quality control;
  • blanks

Summary

Basic concepts of sample preparation are presented with view of its role in the overall measurement process. Errors associated quantitative analysis, and important figures of merit, such as, accuracy, precision, sensitivity, method detection limit, range of quantitation, and finally method validation are discussed from a sample preparation perspective. A discussion on sample preservation is followed by quality control issues pertaining to sample preparation.