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Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Volume 73, Issue 8


Selectivity in analytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2001)

Jörgen Vessman / Raluca I. Stefan
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  • Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria. Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
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/ Jacobus F. van Staden
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  • Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria. Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
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/ Klaus Danzer
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  • Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Lessingstrasse 8, D-07743 Jena, Germany
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/ Wolfgang Lindner
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  • Institute of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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/ Duncan Thorburn Burns
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  • Department of Analytical Chemistry, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, BT9 5AG, N. Ireland, UK
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/ Aleš Fajgelj
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/ Helmut Müller
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  • Institut für Analytik und Umweltchemie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Geusaer Strasse, D-06217 Merseburg, Germany
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Published Online: 2009-01-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200173081381

The correct use of the term "selectivity" and its clear distinction from the term "specificity" are discussed. A definition of selectivity is given, and it is recommended that the use of this term be promoted and that the use of the term "specificity" be discouraged.

Project Year: 1998, Project Code: 510/39/98

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Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 73, Issue 8, Pages 1381–1386, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200173081381.

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