Title: Recent advances in electroanalytical techniques: characterization,
classification and terminology
Members: Alan M. Bond,
C. Brett, G.
Farsang, Z. Galus,
Erno Lindner, and K.
Revision and updating of an old IUPAC document (Pure Appl. Chem.,
45(2), 81-97, 1976) on classification, characterization and nomenclature
of electroanalytical techniques. The product will be a unified computer
readable compilation to facilitate the future updating of the Orange
book and relevant terms in the Gold Book.
An old IUPAC technical report: "Classification and Nomenclature of Electroanalytical
Techniques (Rules Approved 1975)", Pure Appl. Chem., 45(2),
81-97, 1976, has not been updated for over two decades. Accordingly,
the material based on this document embodied in Chapter 8 of the IUPAC
is out of date. During this period, several electroanalytical techniques
lost their importance (e.g., differential voltammetry or Kalousek polarography)
while new techniques have been developed and have found widespread use
(e.g., impedance spectroscopy or combined techniques, such as simultaneous
electrochemistry and piezoelectric microgravimetry at an electrochemical
quartz crystal microbalance).
Therefore, there is a clear need for a modern and updated document
concerning the characterization, classification and recommendation of
the relevant terminology for the new currently used electroanalytical
The task group leader (W. Kutner) and two task group members (C. M.
A. Brett and K. Winkler) met at the 55th Annual Meeting of the International
Society of Electrochemistry (19-24 Sep 2004) and discussed all issues
relevant to the project.
It is projected that documents will be ready for external review around
> Nov 2004 report update (pdf
file - 9KB)
> July 2007 report update (pdf
file - 9KB)
Two scientists with previous experiences with IUPAC activity have been
added in the task group: Prof. Erno Lindner (University of Memphis,
TN, USA) will upgrade potentiometric techniques and Prof. Alan M. Bond
(Monash University, Australia) will upgrade voltammetric techniques.
Last Update: 16 October 2007
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