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Microchimica Acta

formerly: Mikrochimica Acta
An internatiomnal journal devoted to Micro and Trace Analysis


ASCA, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts Service, Current Contents, Science Citation Index

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First volume
Last volume
Publish city
Wien, New York

Microchimica Acta is an international journal that publishes articles covering all aspects of modern microanalytical sciences including fundamental studies, practical applications, new instrumental approaches and new materials. It has a strong focus on methods that apply to microchemistry and trace analysis, on new spectroscopic, electroanalytical, or sensory schemes on surface and solid-state analysis, on extraction and separation techniques, but also on sample preparation and lab automation. It also reports on microtechniques and on nanotechniques (including µ-TAS and nano-TAS), on nanofilms, and nanomaterials in general.

Microchimica Acta also presents modern applications of such methods, materials and techniques to areas including environmental, clinical, food, or process analysis, to geochemistry and studies on objects of art, to the characterization and analysis of materials (including polymers and thin films), of metals and semiconductors, of (bio)organic, pharmaceutical and clinical samples, and of industrial products in general.

Subjects of lesser interest include conventional analytical methods, particularly if demonstrated for synthetic solutions only, or to relatively simple matrices only, e.g. drug formulations. These methods include conventional UV/Vis spectroscopy and derivative spectroscopy, potentiometry and amperometry. MCA hardly publishes articles on spectrophotometric determination of ions, and of drugs in simple matrices such as dosage forms. Other examples of subject of limited interest include chromatographic separations using commercially available chromatographs, and routine assays by standard methods such as AAS. Finally, methods for preconcentration of metal ions based on immobilized reagents can only be considered for publication if they are more than but a minor modification of one of the many existing methods, and if the new approach is critically assessed with respect to existing methods. Hyphenated methods, in contrast, are of wider interest. Any new methods also will be assessed with respect to solvent waste generation, toxicity of materials employed, practicability and ease of automation.

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