Open Call for contributions in a Special Issue that will appear in Molecules (MDPI). Guest Editors: Dr. A. Kabir and Prof. M. Locatelli

The EuChemS Sample Preparation Task Force and Network supports the Special Issue to appear in Molecules (MDPI). This special issue belongs to the section "Analytical Chemistry" and is entitled:

Innovative Extraction Techniques and Hyphenated Instrument Configuration for Complex Matrices Analysis II

with Guest Editors our Members:

Dr. Abuzar Kabir and Prof. Marcello Locatelli


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020




Innovative analytical instrument configurations are needed to fully characterize xenobiotics and biologically active principles. Nowadays analytical procedures allow to obtain a much closer accuracy (precision and trueness), and consequently correct information about these compounds, the composition of a complex sample, the physicochemical properties, etc. In recent years, new systems have been developed and applied in several fields, such as environmental, biological, forensic, pharmaceutical, and alimentary, which allow scientists to acquire relevant information even when complex matrices are analyzed.

This Special Issue will highlight and describe the latest improvements in instrument configurations, techniques developed, and particularly, innovative statistical approaches applied to analyze the data.

Greater attention will be given to recent developments in sample preparation and extraction techniques, modern detection techniques, and statistical approaches (for both data elaboration and the planning and design of experiments), all with the main target to improve the sensitivity and the selectivity of the proposed method, eliminate false information, search outliers, etc.

This Special Issue is supported by the Sample Preparation Task Force and Network, of the European Chemical Society-Division of Analytical Chemistry (


  • hyphenated techniques and instrument configurations;
  • (micro)extraction procedures;
  • food and food supplements analyses;
  • medicinal plants and fungi;
  • complex matrices;
  • biological analyses;
  • chemometric approaches

Author guidelines: