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Dr Imran Ali obtained his M.Sc. (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. At present, he is working as a Scientist in the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India. His research areas of interest are the chiral analysis of biologically and environmentally active chiral compounds, and metal ion speciation using chromatographic and capillary electrophoresis techniques. He also has expertise in water quality and wastewater treatment methodologies. Dr Ali is the author or co-author of more than 70 journal articles, book and encyclopedia chapters, and of a book entitled Chiral Separations by Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., in New York. Dr Ali has been awarded a ‘Khosla Research Award – 1987’ by The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, for work on the chiral resolution of amino acids. He is a life member of the Indian Science Congress Association.

Professor Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein is a Principal Scientist and Head of the Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Development Laboratory at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is the author or co-author of over 500 refereed journal articles, 30 book chapters and 270 conference presentations. He is the author of six books, including Chiral Separation by Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies (Marcel Dekker, Inc.) and The Impact of Stereochemistry on Drug Development and Use (John Wiley&Sons, Ltd). He is amember of the Editorial Board of several journals, including Talanta, Chirality, Biomedical Chromatography, Analytical Letters, Talanta and Chromatographia.
Professor Aboul-Enein is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) advisory panel on international pharmacopeia and pharmaceutical preparations, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He received his B.Sc. degree (1964) in pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, and his M.Sc. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees in pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA. Professor Aboul-Enein’s current research interests are in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis and drug development, with a special emphasis on chiral chromatography, ion-selective electrodes and other separation techniques.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Environmental toxicology, Enantiomers Toxicology, Enantiomers Separation, Chromatographic analysis, Capillary electrophoresis