Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (CRIT REV ANAL CHEM )

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


This journal serves as a forum to link various underlying components such as chemical analysis, instrumentation, mathematics, equilibrium, physics, engineering, materials science, and environmental sciences in a broad, interdisciplinary fashion while maintaining an appropriate balance between applied and fundamental research.

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    ABSTRACT: The high sensitivity of optical detection techniques and the highly specific reactions between antibodies and antigens mean that optical immunoassays have attracted much interest in the fields of protein, hormone, drug, and microorganism detection, without the need for complex separation and extraction steps. The immobilization of an antibody on a solid support is a crucial step for optical immunoassays. This review surveys the latest advances in current antibody immobilization techniques in detail, including physical adsorption, covalent attachment, bioaffinity immobilization, and some recently developed methods. Furthermore, specific consideration is given to oriented immobilization, which may improve the homogeneous surface covering the accessibility of the active site and surface coverage, and the analytical performance of immunoassays. Finally, new perspectives for antibody immobilization techniques in optical immunoassays are outlined.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2015; 45(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Clinical and environmental analyses require methods of high reliability. The importance of immunosensors in clinical and environmental analysis is discussed. Due to the fact that the construction of immunosensors plays a very important role in their response characteristics, different types of immunosensor designs are highlighted. The performance of immunosensors is discussed, taking into account the type of transducer utilized for construction.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2015; 45(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Passiflora is one of the 27 genera of the Passifloraceae family. Some Passiflora species are known by their edible fruits, which have a distinct flavor and aroma that favor their in natura consumption and their applicability in the food industry. Also, Passiflora leaves have therapeutical properties, such as the widely known anxiolytic and sedative effects. The quality control and the assessment of the compounds responsible for the Passiflora properties can be done by several chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques, such as planar chromatography (TLC and HTPLC), liquid chromatography (HPLC and UHPLC), gas chromatography (GC), and capillary electrophoresis (CE). The aim of this article is to review the analytical techniques used for the evaluation of the different compounds present in each part of a Passiflora plant, exploring the leaves, the fruits with their rinds and seeds, and other Passiflora parts, such as nectar and callus culture compositions, as well as to compare stability tests on several Passiflora products.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2015; 45(1).
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper was to describe selected analytical techniques and their applications in the quantitive mapping/(bio)imaging of metals in biological samples. This work presents the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the appropriate methods of scope for research. Distribution of metals in biological samples is one of the most important issues currently related to physiology, toxicology, pharmacology and other disciplines where functional information about the distribution of metals is essential. These issues are a subject of research in (bio)imaging/mapping studies, which uses a variety of analytical techniques for the identification and determination of metallic elements. A recently increased interest in analytical techniques enabling the (bio)imaging of metals in a variety of biological material has been observed more recently. Measuring the distribution of trace metals in tissues after a drug dose or poison containing metals allows for the studying of pathomechanisms and the pathophysiology of various diseases and disorders related to the management of metals in human and animal systems.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Development of thermal lens spectrometry (TLS) as a micro space‐compatible photothermal technique and its applications for analysis of different chemical compounds in micro space and particularly in microfluidic systems are reviewed. Theoretical treatment of TLS in micro space has evolved from simply following conventional theory and predictions in macro space to employing a more accurate theory where impacts of the excitation source (Gaussian laser, top‐hat incoherent light source, beam divergence, power density), detection scheme (probe beam waist, mode‐mismatching degree), sample flow, and sample cell (top/bottom layers, side wall) on the TL signal are included. Noise sources (light sources, sample status, detector) in TLS systems have been analyzed, and optimum pinhole‐to‐beam radius ratio is suggested for the maximum signal‐to‐noise ratio. With different excitation light sources from ultraviolet, to visible, to near‐infrared regions and coupled with microfluidic devices, these TLS instruments with good temporal and spatial resolution have found many applications for highly sensitive and/or high‐throughput detection of chemical or biochemical analytes, for cell imaging or single particle/molecule detection, and for characterization of molecular diffusion in single‐ or two‐phase systems. Prospects and challenges of TLS for future applications in microchemical analysis are discussed.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 10/2014; 44(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Sampling and sample preparation are of crucial importance in an analytical procedure, representing quite often a source of errors. The technique chosen for the isolation of analytes greatly affects the success of a chemical determination. On the other hand, growing concerns about environmental and human safety, along with the introduction of international regulations for quality control, have moved the interest of scientists towards specific needs. Newly introduced sample preparation techniques are challenged to meet new criteria: (i) miniaturization, (ii) higher sensitivity and selectivity, and (iii) automation. In this survey, the most recent techniques introduced in the field of sample preparation will be described and discussed, along with many examples of applications.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 10/2014; 44(4).
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    ABSTRACT: The field of structural DNA nanotechnology has undergone significant expansion in recent years as exciting new techniques and understanding have been developed, allowing for the design and assembly of complex and intricate two‐ and three‐dimensional nanostructures. Many of these designed DNA motifs have found use in precise positioning of nanomaterials and thereby can aid in studies, reactions, and assembly of other nanostructures. This review discusses the history and progression of DNA‐based nanofabrication with an emphasis on the use of DNA nanostructures for electronics applications.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 10/2014; 44(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n]) represent a new family of macrocyclic synthetic host molecules that are cyclic oligomers composed of a varying number of glycoluril units bridged by methylene groups. The most important feature of (CB[n]) is their ability to form inclusion complexes (host–guest complexes) with a very wide range of solid, liquid and gaseous compounds by a molecular complexation. During the last few years, a considerable number of research papers have been focused on the use of (CB[n]) to enhance or quench the fluorescence intensity of different guest molecules and to develop (CB[n])-induced or quench spectrofluorimetric methods. In this review, the various spectrofluorimetric methods based on host–inclusion complex of CB[n] with a various analytes in solution are presented and discussed.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 05/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The progress of novel sorbents and their function in preconcentration techniques for determination of trace elements is a topic of great importance. This review discusses numerous analytical approaches including the preparation and practice of unique modification of solid-phase materials. The performance and main features of ion-imprinting polymers, carbon nanotubes, biosorbents, and nanoparticles are described, covering the period 2007–2012. The perspective and future developments in the use of these materials are illustrated.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 04/2014; 44(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Due to the high toxicity of endocrine disruptors (EDs), studies are being undertaken to design effective techniques for separation and detection of EDs in various matrices. Recently, research activities in this area have shown that a diverse range of chromatographic techniques are available for the quantification and analysis of EDs. Therefore, on the basis of significant, recent original publications, we aimed at providing an overview of different separation and detection methods for the determination of trace-level concentrations of selected EDs. The biological effects of EDs and current pretreatment techniques applied to EDs are also discussed. Various types of chromatographic techniques are presented for quantification, highlighting time- and cost-effective techniques that separate and quantify trace levels of multiple EDs from various environmental matrices. Reports related to methods for the quantification of EDs from various matrices primarily published since 2008 have been cited.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2014; 44(3):1-15.
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    ABSTRACT: Darunavir is a synthetic non-peptidic protease inhibitor that has been shown to be extremely potent against wild-type HIV, and it is an important component of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART), which is considered as one of the most significant advances in the field of HIV therapy. However, there are some concerns about darunavir quality control. Darunavir shows pseudo-polymorphism: in different ambient conditions one pseudo-polymorphic form can change to another. This behavior of darunavir is problematic because the dosage form is exposed to different ambient conditions around the world, since HIV/AIDS is prevalent globally. Issues around differences in the solubility and effects that different forms of darunavir can cause are of concern, and a more stable form is preferable. Important investigations of darunavir such as dissolution behavior, polymorphism, stability and degradation studies, and the impact of that on the quality of the product are being conducted by our working group. A cure for HIV/AIDS remains a long-term commitment, and there is much yet to achieve. This article discusses, by a critical review of the literature, the impact of the use of darunavir in the treatment of HIV-infected patients, its physical-chemical properties, the analytical methods to determine it, and challenges that remain in order to ensure the quality and stability of darunavir.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2014; 44(1).
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    ABSTRACT: This is a review of the literature regarding high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) procedures for the detection and determination of several categories of central nervous system–acting drugs in blood, plasma, or serum samples. Psychiatric and neurological drugs, such as antidepressants, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, and antiparkinsonians, have been included because of their relevance to therapeutic drug monitoring and systematic toxicological analysis. Articles published between 2000 and January 2012 have been taken into consideration. This review has focused on methodological approaches, sample pretreatment techniques, and other practical aspects.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2014; 44(1).
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    ABSTRACT: The determination of mineral composition of foods involves, in most cases, the use of long and tedious sample preparation, which consumes acids and reagents and sometimes requires the use of expensive instrumentation. This is the main reason for the search for direct analytical procedures, based on the use of infrared sample spectra and chemometrics, to model the signals in order to determine the presence of essential and trace toxic elements in foods. The state-of-the-art of the research in this field has been established in the present review article from the critical evaluation of articles available in the literature. Chemometric methods employed and their validation, together with a discussion about the different techniques used for signal acquisition, were evaluated for their ability to predict new sample composition.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 01/2014; 44(2).