Analytical chemistry no longer neglected but gaps remain.


E-mail address: Analytical chemistry is booming in Africa. The African Network f Analytical Chemists (SEANAC) has since 2003 driven analytial activities that have included workshops, seminars, symposia s well as the audacious effort to harmonise curriculum in the ast continent. Recently through the auspices of the South African hemical Institute’s Analytical Division, analytical research from cross the continent and all over the world, was part of the presenations in Johannesburg (South Africa) to kick off the International ear of Chemistry 2011 (IYC2011). Analytical chemistry is one of the isciplines that has emerged during the last past 10 years. In fact here is a real demand for analysis in different areas since analytical ata is important; for example in health, environment, agriculture, anufacturing as well as trade. Therefore it is appropriate that the present journal issue is pecifically dedicated to the research conducted in Africa by diferent institutes or Universities. The continuously growing field of nalytical chemistry is reflected by excellent scientific contribuions from a variety of areas such as the oil industry, medicine, nd wine quality control. Moreover different analytical chemstry approaches and method development that include GC-MS/MS, iosensor technologies, spectroscopy are reported to demonstrate

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2012.03.004

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@article{Heudi2012AnalyticalCN, title={Analytical chemistry no longer neglected but gaps remain.}, author={Olivier Heudi and Nelson Torto}, journal={Analytica chimica acta}, year={2012}, volume={730}, pages={1} }