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Russian Contributions to Analytical Chemistry

  • Is the first English book on this topic

  • Written by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Analytical Chemistry

  • Offers a unique perspective and provides novel information


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 1-23
  3. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 25-46
  4. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 47-75
  5. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 77-87
  6. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 89-102
  7. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 115-126
  8. Yury A. Zolotov
    Pages 153-160

About this book


This book offers a unique perspective and novel information on the significant contributions of Russian scientists to analytical chemistry and chemical analysis. Written by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Analytical Chemistry, it discusses various examples of new methods and approaches originating in Russia, such as chromatography, electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry, Kumakhov X-ray optics, the Spolský effect in fluorescent analysis and important innovations in mass spectrometry, which are already widely used. Other original developments, such as the chromatomembrane and stoichiographic methods, are on their way to international recognition. Tremendous expertise in the analysis of minerals and high-purity and special-purpose substances has accumulated in Russian laboratories, and as such this book appeals to anyone interested in the development of science in Russia; to physicists, chemists, and other specialists dealing with chemical analysis; and to postgraduates and students of chemistry-related disciplines.


History of analytical chemistry Science in Russia Analytical chemistry in Russia Spectroscopy in Russia Chromatography in Russia Mass spectrometry in Russia Russian analytical chemists Kumakhov X-ray optics Spolský effect stoichiographic method chromatomembrane method

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

About the authors

Yury A. Zolotov is the Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Analytical Chemistry and the author of several books in Russian, English, German, Japanese and Romanian.

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“It provides an outstanding overview of the achievements in analytical science in Russia during the last century, when much of the development remained unrecognized outside the Soviet block. This book might be considered as a reference book for those interested in history of science, in particular analytical science of the twentieth century until now. … the book is a unique resource to any scientist interested in the development of this field.” (Reiner Salzer, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 411, 2019)​