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Reference Materials for Chemical Analysis: Ceritification, Availability and Proper Usage

Markus Stoeppler (Editor), Wayne R. Wolf (Editor), Peter J. Jenks (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-61305-2
322 pages
July 2008
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Description

There are many academic references describing how RMs are made, but few that explain why they are used, how they should be used and what happens when they are not properly used.

In order to fill this gap, the editors have taken the contributions of more than thirty RM practitioners to produce a highly readable text organized in nine chapters. Starting with an introduction to historical, theoretical and technical requirements, the book goes on to examine all aspects of RM production from planning, preparation through analysis to certification, reviews recent development areas, RMs for life analysis and some important general application fields, considers the proper usage of RMs, gives advice on availability and sources of information and lastly looks at future trends and needs for RMs.

This book is intended to be a single point of information that both guides the reader through the use of RMs and serves as a primary reference source. It should be on the reading list of anyone working in an analytical laboratory and be found on the library shelf of all analytical chemical laboratories.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Historical
The Theoretical Basis
Technical Requirements
FROM PLANNING TO PRODUCTION
Material Collection and Preparation
Control of Material Properties
CERTIFICATION
Certification Philosophy of RM Producers
Certification of Elements
Certification of Organometallic and Other Species
Certification of Organic Substances
PARTICULAR DEVELOPMENTS
RMs in Quality Control and Quality Assessment
Fresh Materials
Certified RMs for Microanalytical Methods
CRMs as Calibrants
RMs for Radioisotopes, Stable Isotopes and Radiopharmaceuticals
REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR LIFE ANALYSIS
Standard Reference Materials for Microbiological Assays
Certified Microbiological Culture Materials
Reference Materials for DNA Analysis
Future Developments in Molecular Reference Materials
Reference Substances and Spectra for Pharmaceutical Analysis
GENERAL APPLICATION FIELDS
Workplace Air Monitoring
Clinical Application Fields
Food/Biological
Applications of Reference Materials in the Geological Science
PROPER USAGE OF REFERENCE MATERIALS
Selection, Use and Abuse of RMs
Statistical Consequences in the Assurance of Measurement Compatibility
Traceability
AVAILABILITY AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Printed Publications
Electronic Sources and the Internet
Organizations and Symposia
The Pharmacopoeia
The Movement of Reference Materials
FUTURE TRENDS FOR REFERENCE MATERIAL ACTIVITY
Overview of General Issues
Needs for Specific Reference Materials
Reference Material Needs for Regulatory Nutrient Analysis
Perspectives from Distributors of Certified Reference Materials
RM Needs in Developing Countries
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Reviews

"this book represents an interesting compilations of CRM activities and materials." (The Analyst, May 2002)

"...This practical guide on reference materials should be on the ready list of every analytical chemist and be found on the bookshelf of all analytical chemical laboratories." (Metrohm Information, Vol.32, No.1, 2003)

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