Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 394, Issue 3, pp 759–782

Separation and preconcentration by a cloud point extraction procedure for determination of metals: an overview


DOI: 10.1007/s00216-009-2660-9

Cite this article as:
Ojeda, C.B. & Rojas, F.S. Anal Bioanal Chem (2009) 394: 759. doi:10.1007/s00216-009-2660-9


Recently, cloud point extraction (CPE) has been an attractive subject as an alternative to liquid–liquid extraction. The technique is based on the property of most non-ionic surfactants in aqueous solutions to form micelles and become turbid when heated to the cloud point temperature. This review covers a selection of the literature published on applications of CPE in determination of metal ions over the period between 2004 and 2008.


Cloud point extraction Metal ions Preconcentration Applications Review 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain

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