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Analytical Chemistry Division (V)


Number: 2001-021-1-500 (previous 530/10/95)

Title: Analytical electromigration techniques

Task Group
J. Å. Jönsson

Member: M-L. Riekkola

Completion Date: 2004 - project completed

Provide definitions and terms in the field of capillary migration techniques in analytical chemistry (capillary electrophoresis, capillary electrochromatography, and several variations).

Capillary electrophoresis in all its aspects including micellar chromatography and electrochromatography is a rapidly expanding area of analytical chemistry. The high resolution and ability to separate very small quantities of ionised compounds means that it is a complementary technique to liquid chromatography and has potential in the pharmaceutical and food industry and potential values for environmental studies. Although some of the terminology can be taken from the electrophoresis field the rapid advances in many laboratories means that there is a danger that different terms and definitions will occur in different parts of the world. This project is aimed at reaching a consensus on an agreed series of definition and terms that will be widely accepted throughout the analytical community

A final document is submitted to public review comments until 31 January 2002 > see provisional recommendations

Project completed - IUPAC Recommendations published in Pure Appl. Chem. 76(2), 443-451, 2004. Selected terms will be included in the web version of the Gold Book.

Last update: 3 April 2004

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