Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (CRIT REV ANAL CHEM)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

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.

Current impact factor: 1.62

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.618
2013 Impact Factor 2.692
2012 Impact Factor 2.892
2011 Impact Factor 3.902
2010 Impact Factor 3.25
2009 Impact Factor 2.621
2008 Impact Factor 3.5
2006 Impact Factor 1.656
2005 Impact Factor 1.632
2004 Impact Factor 2.325
2003 Impact Factor 3.333
2002 Impact Factor 2.074
2001 Impact Factor 1.262
2000 Impact Factor 0.276
1999 Impact Factor 1.175
1998 Impact Factor 3.095
1997 Impact Factor 2.412
1996 Impact Factor 2.222
1995 Impact Factor 3.917
1994 Impact Factor 3.409
1993 Impact Factor 1.519
1992 Impact Factor 2.667

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.58
Cited half-life 9.00
Immediacy index 0.83
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.61
Website Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry website
Other titles Critical reviews in analytical chemistry, Chemical Rubber Company critical reviews in analytical chemistry, CRC critical reviews in analytical chemistry
ISSN 1040-8347
OCLC 15335326
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Currently, analysis of various human body fluids is one of the most essential and promising approaches to enable the discovery of biomarkers or pathophysiological mechanisms for disorders and diseases. Analysis of these fluids is challenging due to their complex composition and unique characteristics. Development of new analytical methods in this field has made it possible to analyze body fluids with higher selectivity, sensitivity, and precision. The composition and concentration of analytes in body fluids are most often determined by chromatography-based techniques. There is no doubt that proper use of knowledge that comes from a better understanding of the role of body fluids requires the cooperation of scientists of diverse specializations, including analytical chemists, biologists, and physicians. This article summarizes current knowledge about the application of different chromatographic methods in analyses of a wide range of compounds in human body fluids in order to diagnose certain diseases and disorders.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs) are a class of antidepressant drugs that act as reuptake inhibitors for the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and epinephrine. The present review provides an account of analytical methods published in recent years for the determination of NRI drugs. NRIs are atomoxetine, reboxetine, viloxazine and maprotiline. NRIs with less activity at other sites are mazindol, bupropion, tapentadol, and teniloxazine. This review focuses on the analytical methods including chromatographic, spectrophotometric, electroanalytical, and electrophoresis techniques for NRI analysis from pharmaceutical formulations and biological samples. Among all of the published methods, liquid chromatography with UV-vis or MS-MS detection is the most popular technique. The most the common sample preparation techniques in the analytical methods for NRIs include liquid-liquid extraction and solid-phase extraction. Besides the analytical methods for single components, some of the simultaneous determinations are also included in this review.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Boron-doped diamond (BDD) is a prospective electrode material that possesses many exceptional properties including wide potential window, low noise, low and stable background current, chemical and mechanical stability, good biocompatibility, and last but not least exceptional resistance to passivation. These characteristics extend its usability in miscellaneous areas of electrochemistry as evidenced by increasing number of published papers over the last two decades. The idea of chemically modifying BDD electrodes with molecular species attached to the surface for the purpose of creating a rational design has found promising applications in the past few years. BDD electrodes have appeared to be excellent substrate materials for various chemical modification and subsequent application to biosensors and biosensing. Hence, this paper presents modification strategies which have extended applications of BDD electrodes in electroanalytical chemistry. Different ways and steps of the surface modification of this electrode material with respect to the biosensing and construction of biosensors are discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: Fiber-optic based biosensors with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology are advanced label-free optical biosensing methods. They have brought tremendous advances in the sensing of various chemical and biological species. This review summarizes four sensing configurations (prism, grating, waveguide and fiber-optic) with two ways, attenuated total reflection (ATR) and diffraction to excite the surface plasmons. Meanwhile, the designs of different probes (U-bent, tapered and other probes) are also described. Finally, four major types of biosensors: immunosensor, DNA biosensor, enzyme biosensor and living cell biosensor are discussed detailly from their sensing principles and applications. Future prospects of fiber-optic based SPR sensor technology are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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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).
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: To select a Kjeldahl procedure suitable for the determination of total protein in reference materials used in laboratory medicine, we reviewed in our previous article Kjeldahl methods adopted by clinical chemistry and found an indirect two-step analysis by total Kjeldahl nitrogen corrected for its nonprotein nitrogen and a direct analysis made on isolated protein precipitates. In this article, we compare both procedures on various reference materials. An indirect Kjeldahl method gave falsely lower results than a direct analysis. Preliminary performance parameters qualify the direct Kjeldahl analysis as a suitable primary reference procedure for the certification of total protein in reference laboratories.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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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.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
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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.
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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.
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry