While a daunting task to begin with, coming up with the different analytical techniques for chemical analysis is not as bad as it could be.  There are plenty of textbooks to look at and the IUPAC Analytical Division has done a great job with the Orange Book (see below).  There are also a few of other websites listed below that have a lot of information to help organize this information.

Technique Categories

  • Chromatographic
  • Electrochemical
  • Microscopic
  • Spectrometric
  • Spectroscopic
  • Other Methods
    • Elemental Analysis
    • Enthalpimetry
    • Flow Methods
    • Immunoassay
    • Kinetic Methods
    • Microplate Assays
    • Other Seapration Methods
    • Radiochemical Methods
    • Surface Methods
    • Wet Chemical Methods

Currently, there is a first draft of the vocabulary available as an Excel file. Two guiding principles will be used in the vocabulary development. Firstly, this is for chemical analysis and thus does not extend to physical property testing. Second, it is not practical to try and capture each individual technqiue variant as there are an infinite number.  Instead we classify them in groups.

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