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Purification of Laboratory Chemicals, 8th Edition by W.L.F. Armarego

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Preface to the Eighth Edition

W.L.F. Armarego September 2016

THE INCENTIVE to write the eighth edition came from Ms Fiona Geraghty, Acquisitions Editor, S & T Books, Elsevier Limited who approached me to write an 8th edition of Purification of Laboratory Chemicals and proposed an increase in the size of the book by about 200 pages. I accepted because I had many ideas in mind that would improve the book’s usefulness, and this was a good opportunity to carry them through. These ideas were conveyed to Ms Geraghty who solicited the views of a few reviewers. Their responses, as well as being uniformly favourable, were also very constructive.

The following propositions were thus implemented in this edition.

(a) All Chapters and sections were updated, ...

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