Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy is an analytical technique used for the qualitative and quantitative determination of the elements present in different samples like food, nanomaterials, biomaterials, forensics, and industrial wastes. The main aim of this book is to cover all major topics which are required to equip scholars with the recent advancement in this field. The book is divided into 12 chapters with an emphasis on specific topics.
The atomic absorption spectrometry uses absorption of light of intrinsic wavelengths by atoms.
All atoms are classified into those having low energies and those having high energies. The
state having low energies is called the ground state and the state having high energies is called the
The atom in the ground state absorbs external energies and is put in the excited state. For
example, sodium is mainly in two excited states, having higher energies by 2.2eV and 3.6eV
respectively than in the ground state, as shown in Fig. 1.1.
This article reviews methods for the determination and identification of trace elements in wine by using atomic
absorption spectrometry (AAS). Wine is one of the most widely consumed beverages and strict analytical control of
trace elements content is required during the whole process of wine production from grape to the final product.
In a certain sense, the field of drug metabolism (DM) is standing still. More
specifically, the basic experiment of drug metabolism (i.e., administering a new
drug to an animal or human and determining the structures, amounts, and
disposition of the metabolites) has changed very little over a period of decades.
Remarkably, the experimental design and resulting data set from a typical
absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) study conducted
today would be instantly recognized and understood by DM scientists from 50
Monte-Carlo modeling allows calculating the detector efficiency in gamma spectrometry of environmental samples with taking into consideration both the photon selfabsorption in sample itself and absorption in all other materials between the sample and the detector’s active part. In this paper, the peak efficiencies of the Hp Ge detector (GMX) for gammas at various energies (emitted isotropically from the standard disk source and volumetric source - environmental sample, in which the different radionuclides are present) ...
Chapter 12 - Infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. This chapter identify the reliable characteristic absorptions in an infrared spectrum, and propose which functional groups are likely to be present in the molecule; explain which functional groups cannot be present in a molecule because their characteristic peaks are absent from the IR spectrum; use a mass spectrum to determine a compound’s molecular weight, and propose which elements are likely to be present;...
This third edition retains the range of analytical techniques and the structure
of individual chapters of the second edition. However, there are some
significant changes, with the introduction of new topics and some deletions,
to take into account the changing priorities in environmental analysis.
Great efﬁciencies have been achieved in the drug discovery process as a result of technological advances in target identiﬁcation, high-throughput screening, high-throughput organic synthesis, just-in-time in vitro ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion), and early pharmacokinetic screening of drug leads. These advances, spanning target selection all the way through to clinical candidate selection, have placed greater and greater demands on the analytical community to develop robust high-throughput methods.
Although of major impact in terms of biological and environmental haz-ards, interactions of actinide cations with biological molecules are only par-tially understood. Human serum transferrin (Tf) is one of the major iron
carriers in charge of iron regulation in the cell cycle and consequently con-tamination by actinide cations is a critical issue of nuclear toxicology.
Combined X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and near infrared absorp-tion spectrometry were used to characterize a new complex between Tf and
Np (IV) with the synergistic nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) anion....