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Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw, Poland, and Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland
Marek Trojanowicz is Professor of Chemistry in the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw, Poland, and professor emeritus of the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw. His expertise includes flow analysis, liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, design of electrochemical sensors and biosensors, application of ionizing radiation for water and waste treatment and application of chemical analysis in archaeometry. He was granted Visiting Professor positions in numerous universities all over the world including long-term appointments in University of Michigan, University of California at Riverside, University of Tasmania, Australia, Okayama University, Japan, and University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is author of 350 scientific papers, 2 monographic books and editor of 2 books in the field of flow analysis and automation of analytical measurements. He is a member of advisory boards of 10 international analytical journals. His current number of citations according to ISI Web of Knowledge is almost 6000, and Hirsch index 40.
During last two decades, flow chemistry has been a very intensively developing field of modern methods of chemical synthesis on a laboratory scale. What is particularly interesting, the development on numerous techniques and methods in flow chemistry, has practically never been referred to the laboratory flow analysis methods developed since the 1950s.
The efficient and reproducible treatment of samples or chemical transformation of analytes are among commonly recognized attributes of flow analysis. At the same time, this is the fundamental element of synthetic methods in flow chemistry. On the other hand, the monitoring of progress and yield of syntheses under continuous flow conditions, carried out in a discrete mode after a given process in collected fractions, has been increasingly replaced by continuous monitoring with on-line instruments incorporated into flow setups. This is exactly what is considered as a typical application of flow analysis. Other methods in flow analysis, as well as laboratory flow synthesis are being developed in numerous leading research centers on a world scale, hence it is bewildering to find that practical research activity in each of these fields does not involve referring one to another.
The flow mode of conducting chemical syntheses facilitates chemical processes through the use of on-line analytical monitoring of occurring reactions, the application of solid-supported reagents to minimize downstream processing and computerized control systems to perform multi-step sequences. They are exactly the same attributes as those of flow analysis, which has solid place in modern analytical chemistry in several last decades.
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey