The EuChemS Sample Preparation Task Force and Network supports the Special Issue to appear in Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, entitled:
Title: Novel approaches and green sample preparation in bioanalytical protocols
with Guest Editors our Members:
Names of Editors: Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Ezel Boyaci and Barbara Bojko
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021
Sample preparation is a step in the analytical workflow that allows us to isolate and pre-concentrate the analytes from the sample matrix. Taking into account the complexity of many types of samples (biological, food, inorganic) and that in most of the cases the targeted analytes are present in trace amounts, sample preparation can be considered as an inevitable step in analysis. As of 2019, a sample preparation task force has been launched by the European Chemical Society-Division of Analytical Chemistry (EuChemS-DAC), illustrating the highly needed focus on this area of analytical chemistry.
The traditional sample preparation methods usually require a large volume of solvents during the extraction (liquid-liquid extraction) or during the desorption (solid-phase extraction). As sustainability needs to be a key focus in both research and business, new methods involving greener approaches that minimize or eliminate the use of hazardous solvents are in high demand, and increasingly, developments in innovative approaches are focused on addressing the necessity of green chemistry in sample preparation. These techniques are centered on the development of greener sampling/sample preparation techniques such as microextraction-based approaches, to name some of them LLME, SPME, and other related technologies as well as new material development for providing greener extractive materials. The total analytical process can in addition be made green and more sustainable using novel analytical protocols. This special issue will be focused on sample preparation techniques and novel analytical methods that emphasize the green aspect of bioanalytical sample preparation.