25 No. 2
Advances in Electroanalytical Techniques: Characterization,
Classification, and Terminology
IUPAC technical report Classification and Nomenclature
of Electroanalytical Techniques (Rules Approved 1975),
Pure Appl. Chem., 45 (2-C) 83, 1976, has not been updated
for over 25 years. The material based on this document, which
is embodied in chapter 8 of the IUPAC "Orange Book," is therefore
also out of date. During recent decades, several electroanalytical
techniques lost their importance (e.g., differential voltammetry
or Kalousek polarography), while new techniques have been
developed and have found widespread use (e.g., square wave
voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, or hyphenated
techniques, such as those accomplished with the use of the
electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance). There is thus
a clear need for a modern document concerning the characterization,
classification, and recommendation of the relevant terminology
for the new and currently used electroanalytical techniques.
objective of this project is to revise and update the outdated
IUPAC report and publish it in both print and electronic form.
This will facilitate the updating of the Orange Book and relevant
terms in the Gold Book. It will provide, in a concise form,
a contemporary source of characterization, classification,
and terminology of electroanalytical techniques for a broad
audience of analytical, physical, inorganic, organic, environmental,
and clinical chemists. These techniques are widely used in
academic research and teaching laboratories as well as clinical,
environmental, and industrial analytical laboratories.
more information, contact the Task Group Chairman Wlodzimierz
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