Microwave-Assisted Techniques for Sample Preparation in Organic Environmental Analysis
Environment: Water and Waste
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
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Smith, F. E. and Xiong, G. 2006. Microwave-Assisted Techniques for Sample Preparation in Organic Environmental Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
This report describes innovative methods for sample pretreatment in organic environmental analysis that involve the use of microwave-assisted techniques. The methods described include: microwave-assisted extraction (MAE), focused microwave-assisted Soxhlet extraction (FMASE), microwave-assisted headspace analysis, microwave-assisted derivatization (MAD), microwave-assisted saponification (MAS) and microwave-assisted decomposition. A brief history of the development of each technique is provided. Reference is made to literature published up to the beginning of 1999.