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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Selected Chapters from Analytical Chemistry


Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Maja Ponikvar-Svet


• Importance of analytical chemistry and its
• Extending knowledge acquired at other courses and to apply the knowledge for solving concrete problems
• Acquaintance with classical and electrochemical methods of analysis
• Acquaintance with the analytical methods used during the students’ research work

General Competences:
• Fundamentals of analytical chemistry
• Stages of quantitative analytical procedure
• Analytical methods for determination of major and trace components
• Principles of classical and electrochemical analytical methods and their applications
• Approach to solving analytical problems
• Estimation of measurement uncertainty

Course Specific Competences:
• Acquaintance with the basic knowledge of analytical chemistry
• Specific knowledge in close connection to research project


• Importance of analytical chemistry
• Classification and types of analytical methods
• Selection of analytical method
• Stages of analytical procedure
• Errors in chemical analysis
• Measurement uncertainty

Course literature:

• D.A. Skoog, D.M West, F.J. Holler, Fundamentals of analytical chemistry. New York: Saunders College Publishing (1996) ali kasnejša izdaja (or later edition).
• D.A. Skoog, A. Douglas A, Principles of instrumental analysis. Philadelphia: Harcourt Brace & Company (1998) ali kasnejša izdaja (or later edition).
• Evaluation of measurement data — Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM), 2008.
• Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement, EURACHEM / CITAC Guide CG 4, 3rd ed., 2012.
• V.J. Barwick, S.L.R. Ellison, VAM Project 3.2.1 Development and Harmonisation of Measurement
• Uncertainty Principles, Part (d): Protocol for uncertainty evaluation from validation data, 2000.

Significant publications and references:

1. PLOHL, Olivija, KRAFT, Marco, KOVAČ, Janez, BELEC, Blaž, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, WάRTH, Christian, LISJAK, Darja, RESCH-GENGER, Ute. Optically detected degradation of NaYF4: Yb,Tm-based upconversion nanoparticles in phosphate buffered saline solution. Langmuir 33 (2017) 553-560.
2. PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, ZEIGER, Diana D., LIEBMAN, Joel F. Interplay of thermochemistry and Structural Chemistry, the journal (Volume 26, 2015, Issues 1-2) and the discipline. Struct. Chem. 27 (2016) 1017-1026.
3. LISJAK, Darja, PLOHL, Olivija, VIDMAR, Janja, MAJARON, Boris, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja. Dissolution mechanism of upconverting AYF4:Yb,Tm (A = Na or K) nanoparticles in aqueous media. Langmuir 32 (2016) 8222-8229.
4. PLOHL, Olivija, MAJARON, Boris, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, MAKOVEC, Darko, LISJAK, Darja. Influence of the synthesis parameters on the properties of NaYF4:Yb3+,Tm3+ nanoparticles. Acta Chim. Slov. 62 (2015) 789-795.
5. KOBLAR, Alenka, TAVČAR, Gašper, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja. Stress syndrome response of nettle (Urtica dioica L.) grown in fluoride contaminated substrate to fluoride and fluorine accumulation pattern. J. Fluor. Chem. 172 (2015) 7-12.
6. LISJAK, Darja, PLOHL, Olivija, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, MAJARON, Boris. Dissolution of upconverting fluoride nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions. RSC advances 5 (2015) 27393-27397.
7. MICHAŁOWSKI, Tomasz, GARCIA ASUERO, Agustin, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, MICHAŁOWSKA-KACZMARCZYK, Anna Maria, WYBRANIEC, Sławomir. Some examples of redox back titrations. The Chemical Educator 19 (2014) 217–222.
8. VENGUST, Damjan, JANČAR, Boštjan, ŠESTAN, Andreja, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, BUDIČ, Bojan, SUVOROV, Danilo. Chemical decomposition as a likely source of ambient and thermal instabilities of layered sodium cobaltate. Chem. Mater. 25 (2013) 4791–4797.
9. SOUSA SILVA, Clara, VERYASOV, Gleb, GORESHNIK, Evgeny A., PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, JESIH, Adolf. Crystal structure and vibrational spectra of hydrazinium(+1) fluorocadmate(II). Monatsh.Chem. 144 (2013) 1455–1459.
10. PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, THOMAS, Alecia T., DOBSON, Bryan J., HENEGAR, Brittney M., BREWSTER, Mathew W., NEERCHAL, Nagarak K., LIEBMAN, Joel F. Linear model for estimating the entropy of formation of aqueous anions. Struct. Chem. 24 (2013) 2069–2082.
11. PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, LIEBMAN, Joel F. Aspects of the chemistry of species with carbon-polonium bonds. V: RAPPOPORT, Zvi (ur.). The chemistry of organic selenium and tellurium compounds. Volume 3, (PATAI's chemistry of functional groups). Chichester: Wiley, 2012, 1359-1370.
12. KOBLAR, Alenka, TAVČAR, Gašper, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja. Fluoride in teas of different types and forms and the exposure of humans to fluoride with tea and diet. Food Chem. 130 (2012) 286–290.
13. MICHAŁOWSKI, Tadeusz, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, ASUERO, Augustin G., KUPIEC, Krzysztof. Thermodynamic and kinetic effects involved in the pH titration of As(III) with iodine in a buffered malonate system. J. Solution Chem. 41 (2012) 436–446.
14. MICHAŁOWSKI, Tadeusz, ASUERO, Augustin G., PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, TOPOREK, Marcin, PIETRZYK, Andrzej, RYMANOWSKI, Maciej. Liebig-Denigčs method of cyanide determination : a comparative study of two approaches. J. Solution Chem. 41 (2012) 1224–1239.
15. KOBLAR, Alenka, TAVČAR, Gašper, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja. Effects of airborne fluoride on soil and vegetation. J. Fluorine Chem. 132 (2011) 755–759.
16. MICHAŁOWSKI, Tadeusz, PILARSKI, Bogusław, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, ASUERO, Augustin G., KUKWA, Agata, MŁODZIANOWSKI, Janusz. New methods applicable for calibration of indicator electrodes. Talanta 83 (2011) 1530–1537.
17. MICHAŁOWSKI, Tadeusz, PIETRZYK, Andrzej, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, RYMANOWSKI, Maciej. The generalized approach to electrolytic systems : the generalized equivalent mass (GEM) concept. Crc. Cr. Rev. Anal. Chem. 40 (2010) 17–29.
18. STERGARŠEK, Andrej, HORVAT, Milena, KOTNIK, Jože, SNOJ TRATNIK, Janja, FRKAL, Peter, KOCMAN, David, JAĆIMOVIĆ, Radojko, FAJON, Vesna, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, HRASTEL, Iztok. The role of flue gas desulphurisation in mercury speciation and distribution in a lignite burning power plant. Fuel 87 (2009) 3504-3512.
19. PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, LIEBMAN, Joel F. Use of oximes, hydroxamic acids and related species as reagents in inorganic analytical chemistry. V: RAPPOPORT, Zvi (ur.), LIEBMAN, Joel F. (ur.). The chemistry of hydroxylamines, oximes and hydroxamic acids, (Patai series). Chichester: Wiley, 2009, 515–551.
20. PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja. Exposure of humans to fluorine and its assessment. V: TRESSAUD, Alain (ur.), HAUFE, Gόnter (ur.). Fluorine and health: molecular imaging, biomedical materials and pharmaceuticals. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008, 488-549.
21. PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, STIBILJ, Vekoslava, ŽEMVA, Boris. Daily dietary intake of fluoride by Slovenian Military based on analysis of total fluorine in total diet samples using fluoride ion selective electrode. Food Chem. 103 (2007) 369-374.


Seminar (50%)
Oral exam (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar and oral exam