Project Details Microwave Induced Combustion (Critical Evaluation and New Applications)

Project No.:
2018-010-2-500
Start Date:
01 July 2018
End Date:
Division Name:
Analytical Chemistry Division
Division No.:
500

Objective

Pharmaceutical products, environmental, inorganic and nanomaterials, toxicology, and other specific areas are interested in critical evaluation of Microwave-induced combustion (MIC) applications. This project will provide an evaluation of MIC method performance, especially for inorganic matrices where analytical control of volatile elements (especially halogens) is difficult.

Description

Microwave-induced combustion (MIC) system has brought an important advance for the sample preparation field. MIC was designed to perform combustion achieving temperatures generally above 1200 ºC, which is enough to oxidize even stable structures such as those in carbon nanotubes, polymers, coal, etc. Several applications have been performed for a variety of organic samples for the determination of both metals and non-metals. Nowadays there is a need to evaluate MIC method performance for inorganic matrices where analytical control of volatile elements (especially halogens) is difficult and there is an increasing requirement by industry and pharmaceutical/ medical fields. Pharmaceutical products, environmental, inorganic and nanomaterials, toxicology, and other specific areas are interested in critical evaluation of MIC applications which are the goal of this project.

Progress

Nov 2018 – Project announcement published in CI Oct 2018, p. 31; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0420

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