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Analytical Chemistry Division (V)

(Established in 1949)

Areas of Interest

General aspects of analytical chemistry, separation methods, spectrochemical methods, electrochemical methods, nuclear chemistry methods, applications to human health and the environment.

> Solubility and Equilibrium Data
> Harmonization of Quality Assurance


> 'A Discipline at the Heart of IUPAC' by D.S. Moore, Chem. Int. July 2002

Analytical chemistry is a scientific discipline that develops and applies methods, instruments, and strategies to obtain informatin on the composition and nature of matter in space and time, as well as on the value of these measurements, i.e., their uncertainty, validation, and/or traceability to fundamental standards.

The Analytical Chemistry Division in the IUPAC catalyzes interactions between the scientific community and users of analytical methodology and data, and beneficiaries of analytical results, such as international organizations (IAEA, OECD, WHO), accreditation bodies (ISO), standards bodies (BIPM, NIST), chemical societies, and society.

The interactions are catalyzed by taking input, such as literature data, information about sources, inconsistent nomenclature, newly developed or modified methods and techniques, and scientific misinformation, and performing harmonization of nomenclature, critical evaluation of data and methodology, formulation of guidelines for correct usage of data and methodology, and promotion of analytical chemistry to society in general.

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