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Strategy for Sustainable and Green Chromatographic Separation Science: Innovation, Technology and Application

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 1 ]


Mohammad Sharif Khan*, Jannatul Azmir, Ademario Iris da Silva Junior, Yong Foo Wong, Mamun Mollah, Jalal T. Althakafy and Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker   Pages 5 - 16 ( 12 )


Green separation science involves extraction, pre-concentration and chromatographic analysis aiming at minimizing environmental impact by reducing energy and reagent usage and reducing or eliminating waste generation. However, the enrichment of trace analytes and/or the analysis of complex matrices most frequently require several steps before analysis, such as extraction, pre-concentration, clean up and preparative chromatography. Thus, alternative and greener separation techniques and solvents are replacing classical methods to diminish the carbon footprint and increase sustainability. Moreover, many innovations are also emerging to curtail the environmental impact of samples analysis; such as micro or nano analytical platforms, sensor-based systems and direct injection to high-resolution mass spectrometry. The current review provides an updated account of the green and sustainable separation science techniques. The current innovations on greener separations and their application in different fields of study are discussed.


Sustainable chemistry, green separation science, alternative sample preparation, micro-analytical techniques, multidimensional chromatography, green chromatography.


Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 14 Engineering Drive, Hanover, NH, 03755, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 14 Engineering Drive, Hanover, NH, 03755, Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Senador Furtado 121, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20270021, School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton, VIC 3800, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Faculty of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, 25200, Kuantan, Pahang

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