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Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry (Issues in Toxicology)by Jose Ignacio Alonso Garcia
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Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry (IDMS) has become an essential tool in research laboratories and is increasingly used in routine analysis labs (including environmental, food safety and clinical applications). This is the first textbook to present a comprehensive and instructive view of the theory and applications of this growing technique. The first part of this textbook offers a uniform theoretical background, based both on the authors' experience in organic, speciation and elemental analysis and on the current published literature. In the second part, the comprehensive approach to the many applications of IDMS will ensure this text becomes an essential reference for any analytical laboratory. Emerging fields such as quantitative proteomics and metabolic studies are also discussed. Postgraduate students and laboratory staff will find this textbook to be a highly accessible guide to isotope dilution mass spectrometry providing the reader with a sound basis to working with this technique. Experienced researchers will benefit from designing experiments with IDMS methodologies in mind. The authors enjoy a strong reputation in the field of analytical chemistry and the reader will be familiar with their previous research.
The main objective of this book is to cover the theory and applications of Isotope Dilution in Analytical Chemistry. The scope is comprehensive to include elemental analysis, speciation analysis, organic analysis and biochemical and clinical analysis together with applications in metabolism studies and traceability of goods. Until now there have been no books published with the same general scope (only book chapters on particular applications). This is a textbook focused at post-graduate level covering the basic knowledge required for doctoral studies in this field. Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry will also outline practical applications of interest for routine testing laboratories where isotope dilution procedures are implemented or can be implemented in the future. This unique book covers all the theoretical and practical aspects of Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry (IDMS). Due to the increasing application of IDMS in many research laboratories and the increasing implementation of IDMS methodologies in routine testing laboratories, scientists in industry and working in or affiliated to this area will this an invaluable source of information. Concerning the theoretical aspects, the authors present a uniform theoretical background which grows from previous developments in Organic, Speciation and Elemental analysis both in their own laboratory and in other laboratories around the world. This general approach will be simpler and will also include new emerging fields such as quantitative proteomics and metabolism studies.
About the Author
Professor Jose Alonso obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Oviedo in 1985 and subsequently became a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Plymouth before returning to Oviedo in 1987. For five years he was a scientific officer of the European Commission, based in Karlsruhe and in 1995 returned to Oviedo, where he is now Head of Mass Spectrometry and Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry. Professor Alonso's research has yielded over 140 scientific publications and he is a regular invited speaker at conferences. In the commercial sector Professor Alonso is a founding member of a spin-out company dedicated to the commercialisation of isotopically-labelled compounds. During her PhD and Post-doc research, Dr. Mariella Moldovan has worked with platinum group elements analysis and the determination of their environmental pathways and effects. Her current research interests are focused on the development of analytical methods based on the use of stable enriched isotopes and elemental mass spectrometry. Dr Pablo Rodriguez Gonzalez has carried out his PhD and his postdoc in the field of Isotope dilution analysis for speciation and organic analysis. He is the co-author of about 30 publications in international journals on IDMS using different inorganic and organic mass spectrometric techniques. He has written in collaboration with Prof. Garcia Alonso a tutorial review in 2005 which has been already cited 82 times since its publication in 2005.
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