Chapter 1. Sample Preparation: An Analytical Perspective (Somenath Mitra and Roman Brukh).
SECTION A: EXTRACTION AND ENRICHMENT IN SAMPLE PREPARATION.
Chapter 2. Principles of Extraction and the Extraction of Semivolatile Organics From Liquids (Martha J.M. Wells).
Chapter 3. Extraction of Semivolatile Organic Compounds From Solid Matrices (Dawen Kou and Somenath Mitra).
Chapter 4. Extraction of Volatile Organic Compounds From Solids and Liquids (Gregory C. Slack, et al.).
Chapter 5. Preparation of Samples for Metals Analysis (Barbara B. Kebbekus).
SECTION B: SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS.
Chapter 6. Sample Preparation in DNA Analysis (Satish Parimoo and Bhama Parimmo).
Chapter 7. Sample Preparation in RNA Analysis (Bhama Parimoo and Satish Parimoo).
Chapter 8. Techniques for the Extraction, Isolation and Purification of Nucleic Acids (Mahesh Karwa and Somenath Mitra).
SECTION C: SAMPLE PREPARATION IN MICROSCOPY AND SPECTROSCOPY.
Chapter 9. Sample Preparation for Microscope and Spectroscopic Characterization of Solid Surfaces and Films (Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay).
Chapter 10. Surface Enhancement by Sample and Substrate Preparation Techniques in Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy (Zafar Iqbal).
"There is quite a mixture of analytical isolation techniques covered in this volume. Every analyst will find something of interest in its pages." (Clinical Chemistry, August 2004)
"…covers some of the more important and widely used sample preparation techniques that are crucial to the measurement process." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 126, No. 5)
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"This monograph provides a solid and practical overview with depth on this important topic...the book would be very useful to individual analysts, biochemists, environmental scientists, and material scientists, and should certainly be recommended for addition to almost any library collection." (Journal of Chemical Education, February 2004)