Bioanalytical Chemistry

Ján Labuda, Richard Bowater, Miroslav Fojta, Günter Gauglitz, Zdeněk Glatz, Ivan Hapala, Jan Havliš, Ferenc Kilar, Aniko Kilar, Lenka Malinovská, Heli M. M. Sirén, Petr Skládal, Federico Torta, Martin Valachovič, Michaela Wimmerová, Zbyněk Zdráhal, David Brynn Hibbert

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This chapter provides a terminology of bioanalytical chemistry in general and analysis of biomacromolecules in particular.

The vocabulary given in this chapter is largely taken from Labuda et al. “Terminology of bioanalytical methods (IUPAC Recommendations 2018)”,1 which becomes the immediate source reference for definitions of terms in this chapter that are not otherwise attributed. Reference to secondary sources follow the entry as “see also:” Terms are taken from the IUPAC Recommendations published in 1994 covering mostly the analytical terminology related to body fluids, enzymology, and immunology.2 Selected terms related to bioanalysis are included within recommendations and reports devoted to the unit “katal”,3 biotechnology,4 clinical chemistry,5 toxicology,6,7 medicinal chemistry,8,9 proteomics,10 electrochemical biosensors,11,12 and physical organic chemistry.13 Definitions of some terms have been updated here with respect to new reports and considerations, and a number of new terms has been introduced particularly on the topics of “–omics”, DNA analysis and studies of the interactions between biomolecules. Terms from earlier IUPAC Recommendations that are replaced by ref. 1 are not otherwise referenced but can be found as references in ref. 1.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompendium of Terminology in Analytical Chemistry
EditorsD Brynn Hibbert
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78801-923-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-78262-947-4, 978-1-78801-288-1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2023

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