This volume details the theories, mechanisms, technologies and trends for solving qualitative and quantitative problems in diverse areas of analytical research - emphasizing physicochemical principles. It focuses on deriving simpler and more extensive chemiluminescence (CL) detectors reflecting miniaturization trends, including narrow-bone and capillary liquid chromatography versus high-performance liquid chromatography and miniaturized high-performance thin-layer chromatography. It also covers the sensitivity, selectivity, wide detection range and versatility of CL-based methodologies.
". . .should be very understandable to graduate students and those practicing analytical chemistry. . ..an excellent compilation of the well-established areas of CL. . .an educational update of some CL chemistry and applications."
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
". . .devoted to all important aspects of CL application in analytical chemistry. . .. . . .useful for researchers in biological or inorganic analytical chemistry, both for beginners and advanced researchers. . .very suitable as a text-book at different levels."
Historical evolution of chemiluminescence; chemiluminescence-based analysis - an introduction to principles, instrumentation and applications; the nature of chemiluminescence reactions; recent evolution in chemiluminescence instrumentation; application of chemiluminescence in organic analysis; application of chemiluminescence in inorganic analysis; mechanism and application of peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence; kinetics in chemiluminescence analysis; electrogenerated chemiluminescence; applications of bioluminescence in analytical chemistry; the role of organized media in chemiluminescence reactions; chemiluminescence in flow injection analysis; gas-phase chemiluminescence detection; chemiluminescence detection in liquid chromatography; chemiluminescence detection in capillary electrophoresis; bioanalytical applications of chemiluminescence imaging; photosensitized chemiluminescence and its application in medical routine and industrial analysis; application of novel acridan esters as chemiluminogenic signal reagents in immunoassay; chemiluminescence in DNA analysis; recent developments in chemiluminescence sensors.