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Handbook of Basic Tables for Chemical Analysis

Second Edition
by Thomas J. Bruno
and Paris D.N. Svoronos

  • Compiles a huge array of useful and important data into a series of tables that provide important data in a single, convenient source for use in the analytical laboratory
  • Provides a self-contained resource that covers not only how to carry out a lab procedure but how to carry it out safely
  • Includes valuable information on chemical hazards, electrical hazards, and suggests how to select laboratory gloves, apparel, and respirators
  • Lists chemical incompatibilities of various compounds
  • Covers both "instrumental" methods and "wet" chemical techniques

The Handbook of Basic Tables for Chemical Analysis, Second Edition is your one-stop source for the information needed to design chemical analyses.

New to this edition:

  • New chapters on solutions, electroanalytical methods, electrophoresis, and laboratory safety
  • An expanded section on gas chromatography that includes data on compounds that attack common detectors
  • New information on detector optimization
  • An updated section on high performance liquid chromatography that provides the most recent chiral stationary phases, detector information, and revised solvent tables
  • Updated information on the most useful "wet" chemistry methods
  • Enlarged section of Miscellaneous Tables

Going far beyond the landmark first edition in terms of scope and applications, the second edition provides current and updated data culled from a wide range of resources and consolidated into a concise yet easy-to-use format. The book's laser-like focus on core information gives you the knowledge you need when you need it - at the decision point.


  1. Gas Chromatography
    • Carrier Gas Properties
    • Carrier Gas Viscosity
    • Gas Chromatographic Support Materials for Packed Columns
    • Mesh Sizes and Particle Diameters
    • Packed Column Support Modifiers
    • Properties of Chromatographic Column Materials
    • Properties of Some Liquid Phases for Packed Columns
    • Stationary Phases for Packed Column Gas Chromatography
    • Adsorbents for Gas-Solid Chromatography
    • Porous Polymer Phases
    • Silicone Liquid Phases
    • Mesogenic Stationary Phases
    • Trapping Sorbents
    • Sorbents for the Separation of Volatile Inorganic Species
    • Activated Carbon as a Trapping Sorbent for Trace Metals
    • Reagent Impregnated Resins as Trapping Sorbents for Trace Minerals
    • Reagent Impregnated Foams as Trapping Sorbents for Inorganic Species
    • Chelating Agents for the Analysis of Inorganics by Gas Chromatography
    • Bonded Phase Modified Silica Substrates for Solid Phase Extraction
    • Solid Phase Microextraction Sorbents
    • Extraction Capability of Solid Phase Microextraction Sorbents
    • Salting Out Reagents for Headspace Analysis
    • Partition Coefficients of Common Fluids in Air-Water Systems
    • Vapor Pressure and Density of Saturated Water Vapor
    • Derivatizing Reagents for Gas Chromatography
    • Detectors for Gas Chromatography
    • Recommended Operating Ranges for Hot Wire Thermal Conductivity Detectors
    • Chemical Compatibility of Thermal Conductivity Detector Wires
    • Data for the Operation of Gas Density Detectors
    • Phase Ratio for Capillary Columns.
    • Martin-James Compressibility Factor and Giddings Plate Height Correction Factor
    • Cryogens for Subambient Temperature Gas Chromatography

  2. High Performance Liquid Chromatography
    • Modes of Liquid Chromatography
    • Solvents for Liquid Chromatography
    • Instability of HPLC Solvents
    • Ultraviolet Absorbance of Reverse Phase Mobile Phases
    • Ultraviolet Absorbance of Normal Phase Mobile Phases
    • Some Useful Ion Pairing Agents
    • Materials Compatible with and Resistant to 72 Percent Perchloric Acid
    • More Common HPLC Column Packings
    • Eluotropic Values of Solvents on Octadecylsilane
    • Mesh Size Relationships
    • Efficiency of HPLC Columns
    • Column Failure Parameters
    • Specialized Stationary Phases for Liquid Chromatography
    • Chiral Stationary Phases for Liquid Chromatography
    • Detectors for Liquid Chromatography
    • Ultraviolet Detection of Chromophoric Groups
    • Derivatizing Reagents for HPLC

  3. Thin Layer Chromatography
    • Strength of Common TLC Solvents
    • Modification of the Activity of Alumina by Addition of Water
    • Stationary and Mobile Phases
    • Typical Stationary and Mobile Phase Systems Used in the Separation of Various Inorganic Ions
    • Spray Reagents in Thin Layer Chromatography
    • Protocol for Reagent Preparation

  4. Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Chromatography
    • Some Useful Fluids for Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Chromatography
    • P-r-T Table for Carbon Dioxide
    • Solubility parameters of the Most Common Fluids for Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Chromatography
    • Instability of Modifiers used with Supercritical Fluids

  5. Electrophoresis
    • Separation Ranges of Polyacrylamide Gels
    • Preparation of Polyacrylamide Gels
    • Buffer Mixtures Commonly Used for Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis
    • Proteins for Internal Standardization of Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis
    • Chromogenic Stains for Gels
    • Fluorescent Stains for Gels

  6. Electroanalytical Methods
    • Detection Limits for Various Electrochemical Techniques
    • Values of (2.3026 RT/F) at Different Temperatures
    • Potential of Zero Charge for Various Electrode Materials in Aqueous Solutions at Room Temperature
    • Variation of Reference Electrode Potentials with Temperature
    • pH Values of Standard Solutions used in the Calibration of Gas Electrodes
    • Temperature vs. pH Correlation of Standard Solutions Used for the Calibration of Electrodes
    • Solid Membrane Electrodes
    • Liquid Membrane Electrodes
    • Standard Reduction Electrode Potentials for Inorganic Systems in Aqueous Solutions at 25oC
    • Standard Reduction Electrode Potentials for Inorganic Systems in Non-Aqueous Solutions at 25oC
    • Standard Redox Potentials for Some Biological Half-Reactions
    • Standard E.M.F. Values for the Cell H2 / HCl / AgCl, Ag in Various Solvents at Different Temperatures
    • Temperature Dependence of the Standard Potential of the Silver Chloride Electrode
    • Standard Electrode Potentials of Electrodes of the First Kind
    • Standard Electrode Potentials of Electrodes of the Second Kind
    • Polarographic Half-Wave Potentials (E ) of Inorganic Cations
    • Polarographic E Ranges (in V vs. SCE) for the Reduction of Benzene Derivatives
    • Vapor Pressure of Mercury
    • Organic Functional Group Analysis of Non-Polarographic Active Groups
    • Coulometric Titrations

  7. Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry
    • Solvents for Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry
    • Ultraviolet Spectra of Common Liquids
    • Transmittance-Absorbance Conversion
    • Correlation Table of Ultraviolet Active Functionalities
    • Woodward's Rules for Bathochromic Shifts

  8. Infrared Spectrophotometry
    • Infrared Optics Materials
    • Internal Reflectance Element Characteristics
    • Water Solubility of Infrared Optics Materials
    • Wavelength-Wavenumber Conversion Table
    • Useful Solvents for Infrared Spectrophotometry
    • Polystyrene Wavenumber Calibration
    • Infrared Absorption Correlation Charts
    • Aromatic Substitution Bands
    • Carbonyl Infrared Absorptions
    • Infrared Absorptions of Major Chemical Families
    • Common Spurious Infrared Absorption Bands

  9. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    • Properties of Important NMR Nuclei
    • Gyromagnetic Ratio of Some Important Nuclei
    • Classification of Important Quadrupolar Nuclei According to Natural Abundance and Magnetic Strength
    • Chemical Shift Ranges of Some Nuclei
    • Reference Standards for Selected Nuclei
    • 1H and 13C Chemical Shifts of Useful Solvents for NMR Measurements
    • 1H NMR Absorption of Major Chemical Families
    • Some Useful 1H Coupling Constants
    • Additivity Rules in 13C-NMR Correlation Tables
    • 13C-NMR Absorption of Major Functional Groups
    • 13C-NMR Chemical Shifts of Organic Families
    • 15N Chemical Shifts for Common Standards
    • 15N Chemical Shifts of Major Chemical Families
    • 15N Spin-Spin Coupling
    • 19F Chemical Shift Ranges
    • 19F Chemical Shifts of Some Fluorine-Containing Compounds
    • 19F Coupling Constants
    • Residual Peaks Observed in the 1H NMR Spectra of Common Deuterated Organic Solvents

  10. Mass Spectroscopy
    • Natural Abundance of Important Isotopes
    • Rules for Determination of Molecular Formula
    • Neutral Moieties Ejected from Substituted Benzene Ring Compounds
    • Order of Fragmentation Initiated by the Presence of a Substituent on a Benzene Ring
    • Chlorine-Bromine Combination Isotope Intensities
    • Reference Compounds Under Electron Impact Conditions in Mass Spectroscopy
    • Major Reference Masses in the Spectrum of Heptacosafluorotributylamine
    • Common Fragmentation Patterns of Families of Organic Compounds
    • Common Fragments Lost
    • Important Peaks in the Mass Spectra of Common Solvents
    • Reagent Gases for Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
    • Proton Affinity of Reactant Gases in Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
    • Proton Affinities of Some Simple Molecules
    • Proton Affinities of Some Anions
    • Detection of Leaks in Mass Spectrometers
    • Mass Resolution Required to Resolve Common Spectral Interferences Encountered in Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  11. Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
    • Introduction for Atomic Spectrometric Tables
    • Standard Solutions-Selected Compounds and Procedures
    • Limits of Detection for Common Analytical Transitions in AES and AAS Detect

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