Analytical methods for food and agriculture

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Analysis of food and agricultural products or materials is a very topical subject at present.  Development of sensitive, accurate and versatile analytical methods are important in order to monitor food and agricultural standards, understand the composition or structure of food, and to detect levels of toxic or unwanted chemicals.  Recent examples include monitoring levels of melamine in milk or pesticide residues in food.

Analytical Methods presents an excellent forum for such work, and below is a sample of the high-quality work we have published in this area.  These articles are free to access until the 13th January 2012 so make the most of this and take a look!

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Solid phase extraction and sequential elution for pre-concentration of traces of Mn and Zn in analysis of honey by flame atomic absorption spectrometry, Pawel Pohl, Helena Stecka and Piotr Jamroz, Anal. Methods, 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05637A

A simple and high-throughput method of ultrasonic extraction-capillary electrophoresis for determination of melamine in milk, Yun-Kai Lv, Yue-Na Sun, Li-Min Wang, Cui-Ling Jia and Han-Wen Sun, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2557-2561

Methods of sample preparation for determination of veterinary residues in food matrices by porous monolith microextraction-based techniques, Fang Wei and Yu-Qi Feng, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 1246-1256

Electroanalytical determination of carbendazim by square wave adsorptive stripping voltammetry with a multiwalled carbon nanotubes modified electrode, Williame Farias Ribeiro, Thiago Matheus Guimarães Selva, Ilanna Campelo Lopes, Elaine Cristina S. Coelho, Sherlan Guimarães Lemos, Fabiane Caxico de Abreu, Valberes Bernardo do Nascimento and Mário César Ugulino de Araújo, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 1202-1206

Fluorescence images combined to statistic test for fingerprinting of citrus plants after bacterial infection, Fabíola Manhas Verbi Pereira, Débora Marcondes Bastos Pereira Milori, Edenir Rodrigues Pereira-Filho, André Leonardo Venâncio, Mariana de Sá Tavares Russo, Polyana Kelly Martins and Juliana Freitas-Astúa, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 552-556

Preconcentration and determination of pyrethroid insecticides in water with ionic liquid dispersive liquid-phase microextraction in combination with high performance liquid chromatography, Qingxiang Zhou, Xiaoguo Zhang and Guohong Xie, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 356-361

Rapid Raman mapping for chocolate analysis, I. A. Larmour, K. Faulds and D. Graham, Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 1230-1232

A LC/UV/Vis method for determination of cyanocobalamin (VB12) in multivitamin dietary supplements with on-line sample clean-up, Pei Chen, Wayne R. Wolf, Isabel Castanheira and Ana Sanches-Silva, Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 1171-1175

Simultaneous determination of paclobutrazol and myclobutanil enantiomers in water and soil using enantioselective reversed-phase liquid chromatography, Qin Tian, Zhiqiang Zhou, Chunguang Lv, Yi Huang and Liping Ren, Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 617-622

Application of dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction combined with sweeping micellar electrokinetic chromatography for trace analysis of six carbamate pesticides in apples, Shuaihua Zhang, Chao Li, Shuangju Song, Tao Feng, Chun Wang and Zhi Wang, Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 54-62

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