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Microwave-Assisted Techniques for Sample Preparation in Organic Environmental Analysis

Environment: Water and Waste

  1. Frank E. Smith1,
  2. Guohua Xiong2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a0843

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Smith, F. E. and Xiong, G. 2006. Microwave-Assisted Techniques for Sample Preparation in Organic Environmental Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada

  2. 2

    Jiujiang Teachers College, Jiujiang, PR of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

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.