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3D printing in analytical chemistry: current state and future

Authors
  • Nesterenko, Pavel N.1
  • 1 Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1–3 Leninskie Gory, GSP-3 , (Russia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pure and Applied Chemistry
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication Date
Jul 06, 2020
Volume
92
Issue
8
Pages
1341–1355
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/pac-2020-0206
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

The rapid development of additive technologies in recent years is accompanied by their intensive introduction into various fields of science and related technologies, including analytical chemistry. The use of 3D printing in analytical instrumentation, in particular, for making prototypes of new equipment and manufacturing parts having complex internal spatial configuration, has been proved as exceptionally effective. Additional opportunities for the widespread introduction of 3D printing technologies are associated with the development of new optically transparent, current- and thermo-conductive materials, various composite materials with desired properties, as well as possibilities for printing with the simultaneous combination of several materials in one product. This review will focus on the application of 3D printing for production of new advanced analytical devices, such as compact chromatographic columns for high performance liquid chromatography, flow reactors and flow cells for detectors, devices for passive concentration of toxic compounds and various integrated devices that allow significant improvements in chemical analysis. A special attention is paid to the complexity and functionality of 3D-printed devices.

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