Project Details Sampling and sampling preparation - Revision of Orange Book CHAPTER 2

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 January 2012
End Date:
21 September 2016


To prepare a revised vocabulary of concepts and terms in sampling and sample preparation that is compatible with the glossary format used in the Gold Book. (Orange Book online version is accessible at )

> Orange Book (4th edition) draft content: project 2012-005-1-500


The last edition of the Orange Book was published in 1998. Analytical chemistry has moved into new fields of science, and the importance of some areas has changed. The revision of the Orange Book is a major endeavor of the Analytical Division and is expected to take until 2015.


September 2015 update – the provisional recommendations titled ‘Glossary of Terms Used in Extraction’ is made available for public review until 31 January 2016.

June 2016 update – The IUPAC Recommendations 2016 has been published in PAC Volume 88, Issue 5, Pages 517–558, DOI: 10.1515/pac-2015-0903.

Sep 2016 update – A related IUPAC Technical Report entitled “Extraction for analytical scale sample preparation” has been published in PAC Volume 88, Issue 7, Pages 649-687, DOI: 10.1515/pac-2015-0705

Project complete

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