Chemical Qualitative Analysis II

  • Boris L. MilmanEmail author


Qualitative analysis II is identification/classification/authentication of such objects as foodstuffs, products, specimens, materials, pollutions, living organisms, and others. Typical procedures of this sort are authentication of food, determination of its adulteration, oil spill identification, and that of microorganisms. Identification of an object is based on recognition of its indicative component(s), measuring ratios between several components of a sample, or fingerprinting overall sample signals. Almost all analytical techniques are applicable for the purpose, with an indispensable role for chemometrics/multivariate statistics in processing of analytical data. In the same way as in identification of individual chemical compounds, quality of identification II is assured by validation of methods, the use of reference materials, and availability of standard/valid reference data. Examples of qualitative analysis of vegetable oils, honey, wine, and some non-food samples are given.


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  1. 1.D.I. Mendeleyev Inst. for Metrology (VNIIM) and Cent. for Ecol. Saf. of Russ. Acad. of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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