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 metabolism of zearalenone (ZEA) and analytical methods for determining the presence of ZEA and its metabolites are discussed in this study. Similar to phytoestrogens, solid metaloestrogens, pharmaceuticals, and selected pesticides, ZEA is a substance that displays endocrine activity. ZEA is accumulated in living organisms, and it is capable of contaminating all trophic levels of the food chain, from grain, maize, and other crop plants to human consumers. Zearalenone has a structure similar to that of estrogen (the presence of a macrocyclic lactone ring), it has an affinity for estrogen receptors, and it competes with 17β-estradiol for binding the estrogen receptor in natural pathways. As endocrine disruptors, zearalenone and its metabolites can also contribute to carcinogenic mutations associated with female secondary sex characteristics. The determination of zearalenone and its metabolites in various matrices, first of all biological and environmental samples, poses significant problems. A variety ways of extracting and purifying zearalenone, including liquid-liquid extraction and solid-phase extraction, are described. Furthermore, it describes the possibility of applying a plurality of sensitive and specific instrumental methods, chromatographic techniques (TLC, HPLC, GC) as well as other methods (immunoaffinity chromatography).
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 04/2015; 45(2):119-30.
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    ABSTRACT: The elementary concepts involved with stoichiometry are considered from different viewpoints. Some examples of approximate calculations made according to the stoichiometric scheme are indicated, and correct resolution of the problems involved is presented. The principles of balancing chemical equations, based on their apparent similarities with algebraic equations, are criticized. The review concerns some peculiarities inherent in chemical reaction notation and its use (and abuse) in stoichiometric calculations that provide inconsistent results for various reasons. This “conventional” approach to stoichiometry is put in context with the generalized approach to electrolytic systems (GATES) established by Michałowski. The article contains a number of proposals that could potentially be taken into account and included in the next edition of the Orange Book. Notation of ions used in this article is not, deliberately, in accordance with actual IUPAC requirements in this respect. This article is intended to be provocative with the hope that some critical debate around the important topics treated should be generated and creatively expanded in the scientific community.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 04/2015; 45(2).
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    ABSTRACT: This detailed review compares known and widely used methods for drug interaction estimation, some of which now have historical significance. Pharmaceutical application has been noted as far back as several thousand years ago. Relatively late in the 20th century, however, researchers became aware that their fate and metabolism, which still remain a great challenge for environmental analysts and risk assessors. For the patient's well-being, treatment based on the mixing of drugs has to be effective and should not cause any side effects (or side effects should not have a significant impact on health and mortality). Therefore, it is important to carefully examine drugs both individually and in combinations. It should be also stated that application form/way of entering the living organism is of great importance as well as the age and the place in the trophic system of the organism in order to eliminate harmful dosages in the case of infants’ accidental intoxication.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 04/2015; 45(2).
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    ABSTRACT: We found previously that albumin-calibrated total protein in certified reference materials causes unacceptable positive bias in analysis of human sera. The simplest way to cure this defect is the use of human-based serum/plasma standards calibrated by the Kjeldahl method. Such standards, commutative with serum samples, will compensate for bias caused by lipids and bilirubin in most human sera. To find a suitable primary reference procedure for total protein in reference materials, we reviewed Kjeldahl methods adopted by laboratory medicine. We found two methods recommended for total protein in human samples: an indirect analysis based on total Kjeldahl nitrogen corrected for its nonprotein nitrogen and a direct analysis made on isolated protein precipitates. The methods found will be assessed in a subsequent article.
    Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry 04/2015; 45(2).
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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.
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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).