The development of new sorbents and their application in preconcentration methods for determination of trace analytes is subject of great interest. Sample pretreatment methods, such as separation/preconcentration prior to the determination of metal ions have developed rapidly due to the increasing need for accurate and precise measurements at extremely low levels of ions in diverse matrices. This review summarizes and discusses several analytical methods involving the preparation and use of new solid phase extractant. A literature survey of the last ten years offering a critical review of these new sorbents available for use in trace analyte enrichment is provided.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 21)
S. S. Saini and A. Kaur, "Nanoadsorbents for the Preconcentration of some Toxic Substances: A Minireview", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 21, pp. 22-35, 2014