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Themed collection Grand Challenges in analytical chemistry

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Non-invasive analysis of turbid samples using deep Raman spectroscopy

This article reviews the emerging field of deep Raman probing of diffusely scattering samples; new applications include non-invasive diagnosis disease, quality control of pharmaceutical formulations, security screening of explosives and detection of counterfeit drugs through unopened translucent bottles.

Graphical abstract: Non-invasive analysis of turbid samples using deep Raman spectroscopy
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Surface enhanced optical spectroscopies for bioanalysis

We review a range of surface enhanced optical spectroscopies for bioanalysis that utilise various enhancing substrates such as nanoparticles, surfaces and tips. The grand challenges facing the field in the coming years are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Surface enhanced optical spectroscopies for bioanalysis
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To understand the whole, you must know the parts: unraveling the roles of protein–DNA interactions in genome regulation

Development of a technology that characterizes DNA-binding proteins controlling gene expression constitutes a “Grand Challenge” for Analytical Chemistry.

Graphical abstract: To understand the whole, you must know the parts: unraveling the roles of protein–DNA interactions in genome regulation
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Extended nanospace chemical systems on a chip for new analytical technology

New chemistry in extended nanospace for novel analytical technologies.

Graphical abstract: Extended nanospace chemical systems on a chip for new analytical technology
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Poor quality drugs: grand challenges in high throughput detection, countrywide sampling, and forensics in developing countries

Drug counterfeiting is a rapidly growing problem in both developed and developing countries, with interdisciplinary detection technology being one of the central disciplines involved in fighting this criminal trade.

Graphical abstract: Poor quality drugs: grand challenges in high throughput detection, countrywide sampling, and forensics in developing countries
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About this collection

In celebration of 2011 as the 

IUPAC International Year of Chemistry

, leading scientists (including our own Analyst Board members) have put together papers outlining how analytical chemistry can help to tackle some of the global challenges of the 21st century.

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