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Analytical Chemistry Division (V)

Number: 2002-002-2-500

Title: Recent advances in electroanalytical techniques: characterization, classification and terminology

Task Group
Wlodzimierz Kutner

Members: Alan M. Bond, C. Brett, G. Farsang, Z. Galus, Erno Lindner, and K. Winkler

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 Accordingly, the material based on this document embodied in Chapter 8 of the IUPAC "Orange book" is out of date.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 techniques.

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 mid 2005.
> 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

<project announcement published in Chem. Int. 25(2), 2003>


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