An explanation of proven methods of chemical analysis, focusing on the myriad applications of solid phase microextraction (SPME) to laboratories performing high-sample throughput, quick sample turnaround time, low detection levels, and dirty sample matrices. It supplies commentary on developments in SPME technology from its inventor, Janusz Pawliszyn.
". . .very practical for those who want a comprehensive overview of the principles and possibilities of the SPME technique."
". . .provides an extensive guide for people wishing to understand and make use of SPME."
"The whole text. . .is easy to read and will certainly be appreciated by the readers in industrial laboratories as well as supplementary reading for students interested in new analytical techniques."
Solid phase microextraction theory; method development with solid phase microextraction; SPME fibres and selection for specific applications; pharmaceutical applications; environmental applications; applications of SPME for food and flavour analysis; forensic and toxicology applications; new developments in SPME.