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Green chemistry and the evolution of flow analysis. A review

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Melchert, Wanessa R. [1] ; Reis, Boaventura F. [2] ; Rocha, Fabio R. P. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Ciencias Exatas Quim, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Energia Nucl Agr, BR-13400670 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta; v. 714, p. 8-19, FEB 10 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 117

Flow analysis has achieved its majority as a well-established tool to solve analytical problems. Evolution of flow-based approaches has been analyzed by diverse points of view, including historical aspects, the commutation concept and the impact on analytical methodologies. In this overview, the evolution of flow analysis towards green analytical chemistry is demonstrated by comparing classical procedures implemented with different flow approaches. The potential to minimize reagent consumption and waste generation and the ability to implement processes unreliable in batch to replace toxic chemicals are also emphasized. Successful applications of greener approaches in flow analysis are also discussed, focusing on the last 10 years. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57808-1 - National Institute of Advanced Analytical Science and Technology
Grantee:Celio Pasquini
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants