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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 12, Issue 6, Pages 267-279

Lyophilization: a useful approach to the automation of analytical processes?

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Córdoba, Córdoba 14004, Spain

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An overview of the state-of-the-art in the use of lyophilization for the pretreatment of samples and standards prior to their storage and/or preconcentration is presented. The different analytical applications of this process are dealt with according to the type of material (reagent, standard, samples) and matrix involved.