(Established in 1949)
Discipline at the Heart of IUPAC' by D.S. Moore, Chem.
Int. July 2002
Analytical chemistry is a scientific discipline that
develops and applies methods, instruments, and strategies to obtain
informatin on the composition and nature of matter in space and time,
as well as on the value of these measurements, i.e., their
uncertainty, validation, and/or traceability to fundamental standards.
The Analytical Chemistry Division in the IUPAC catalyzes
interactions between the scientific community and users of analytical
methodology and data, and beneficiaries of analytical results, such
as international organizations (IAEA, OECD, WHO), accreditation bodies
(ISO), standards bodies (BIPM, NIST), chemical societies, and society.
The interactions are catalyzed by taking input, such
as literature data, information about sources, inconsistent nomenclature,
newly developed or modified methods and techniques, and scientific
misinformation, and performing harmonization of nomenclature, critical
evaluation of data and methodology, formulation of guidelines for
correct usage of data and methodology, and promotion of analytical
chemistry to society in general.
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