Special Issues-05-02-2014

This article introduces some of the concepts behind green chemistry, covering solvent selection and extraction techniques.

The current status of superheated water extraction is reviewed, and the extraction methods, applications, and problems encountered are discussed.

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Current advances in commercial pressurized-fluid extraction (PFE) instrumentation are discussed, along with the advantages of performing PFE prior to chromatographic analysis.

The author reviews the automation capabilities available, and some practical considerations to take into account when choosing to automate some or all of the sample preparation and handling steps that must be done before analysis.

Microwave-accelerated extraction (MAE) is described and evaluated. The latest enhancements to this technology are discussed from a hardware and applications perspective.

Click the title above to open the LCGC Europe May 2014 Recent Developments in Sample Preparation Supplement, Vol 27 No s5, in an interactive PDF format.