Organized Surfactant Assemblies in Chemical Analysis and Separation Science: Fifty Years Later (#457)

Roughly fifty years ago, reports concerning the utilization of organized assemblies (micelles and cyclodextrins) in analytical chemistry first appeared in the literature. Since that time, a variety of surfactant assemblies (normal and reverse micelles, vesicles, polymeric micelles, micelle mimetic agents, etc.) and cyclodextrins (both native and derivatized) have been employed to enhance existing and/or develop entirely new analytical methodologies (e.g., micelle liquid chromatography, room temperature liquid phosphorescence, micelle electrokinetic chromatography, etc.). This symposium will consist of presentations that focus on the current state of the art concerning the applications of organized assemblies in chemical analysis (spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, sample preparation, etc.) and separation science as well as those that focus on future perspectives, especially in the areas of bioanalytical and clinical chemistry and nanotechnology among others. In addition, several retrospective talks on the development of some of the more popular micelle and cyclodextrin-mediated techniques will be presented by the scientists that pioneered them.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015