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Volume IV - 1.7 General References

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Section 1 - Laboratory Orientation



This section lists general reference texts that may be useful to the FDA analyst. The list is neither comprehensive nor exclusive. Other texts may be substituted and supplemental texts added. Publications on a special topic (e.g. drugs) will be included in the pertinent section of this manual. A good bibliography of basic texts on all areas of chemical and instrumental analysis is found on-line at the Journal of Chemical Education's Chemical Education Resource Shelf. (

1.7.1 Handbooks and Indexes

  1. Handbook of chemistry and physics (current ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  2. Lange's Handbook of chemistry. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  3. The Merck index. Rahway, NJ: Merck & Co.

1.7.2 Statistics

  1. Youden, W.J., Steiner. E.H. (1997). Statistical manual of the AOAC (5th printing). Arlington, VA: AOAC International.
  2. Meier, P.C., Zund, R.E. (2000). Statistical methods in analytical chemistry (analytical chemistry Vol.123, 2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

1.7.3 Analytical Chemistry

  1. Skoog, D. A., West, D. M., Holler, F. J. (1995). Fundamentals of analytical chemistry (7th ed.). Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
  2. Pecsok, R. L., Shields, L. D., Cairns, T., Williams, I. G. (1976) Modern methods of chemical analysis (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley-Interscience.
  3. Baiulescu, G. E., Stefan, R., Aboul-Enein, H. Y. (2000). Quality and reliability in analytic chemistry (1st ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  4. Harvey, D. T. (1999). Modern analytical chemistry (1st ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

1.7.4 Instrumentation

  1. Skoog, D. A., Holler, F. J., Nieman, T. A. (1997). Principles of instrumental analysis, (5th ed.). Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
  2. Settle, F. A. (Ed.). (1997). Handbook of instrumental techniques for analytical chemistry (1st ed.). Prentice Hall.
  3. Rubinson, K. A., Rubinson, J. F. (2000). Contemporary instrumental analysis (1st ed.). Prentice Hall.
  4. Poole. C. F., Schuette, S. A. (1984). Contemporary practice of chromatography. New York: Elsevier.
  5. Snyder, L. R., Kirkland, J. J. (1979). Introduction to modern liquid chromatography (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley-Interscience.
  6. Meyer, V. (1999). Practical high-performance liquid chromatography (3rd ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  7. Jennings, W., Mittlefehldt, E., Stremple, P. (1997). Analytical gas chromatography (2nd ed.). Academic Press.
  8. Scott, R. P. W. (1997). Introduction to analytical gas chromatography (2nd ed.) New York: Marcel Dekker.


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