Zeolites and zeolite-based materials in extraction and microextraction techniques
Zeolites are ordered crystalline materials with a promising performance for a wide range of applications such as catalysis, petrochemistry, environmental remediation, and medicine, but have scarcely been evaluated in Analytical Chemistry. Their unique and fascinating properties such as their high surface area, high adsorption capacity and molecular selectivity, chemical and thermal stability, ion-exchange capacity, low cost extraction and synthesis, and their easy modification, which provides a wide range of zeolite-based materials, make zeolites potential sorbents for extraction procedures. Therefore, in this review, we provide an overview of the current status of zeolites and zeolite-based materials used in extraction and microextraction techniques with reference to recent applications and highlight some of the novel advances.
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