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March 25, 2014
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Chromatography Corner

Environmental Geochemistry: Crude Oil Analysis
LCGC spoke to Paul A. Sutton, a research fellow in the Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group (PEGG) at Plymouth University, about the analysis of crude oil and how high temperature gas chromatography can be used to save millions of dollars for the oil industry. More...
Advanced Understanding of Our Climate
As our climate experiences ongoing changes, scientists work to understand how seasonal cycles have evolved over the past tens of thousands of years to determine how they will continue to evolve. Dr. Ailsa Benton of the British Antarctic Survey is on the front lines researching changes in the climate. Learn how Dr. Aisla Benta utilizes Ion Chromatographs to analyze ice cores drilled from Antarctica.
Chromatography News

GC–MS Detects and Identifies Four Ozone Depleting Gases in Atmosphere
Four new ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) — CFC-1121, CFC-112a, CFC-113a, and HCF-133a — have been detected and identified in the Earth’s atmosphere using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). The research published in Nature Geoscience compared samples collected between 1978 and 2012 to establish a clear increase in the emissions of these gases, even though CFC production has been banned globally since 1987. More...
Featured Article
Determination of Seven Sodium Alkyl Sulphates in Environmental Water by Ion-pair Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection
A simple and fast analytical method using ion-pair chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection was developed to simultaneously detect and quantify sodium decylsulphate (C10), sodium undecylsulphate (C11), sodium dodecylsulphate (C12), sodium tridecylsulphate (C13), sodium tetradecylsulphate (C14), sodium cetylsulphate (C16), and sodium octadecylsulphate (C18) in environmental water. The effect of the mobile phase parameters (NH4OH, CH3CN, and Na2CO3 concentrations) on the retention factors has been studied in detail, and the separation of the seven analytes was achieved using gradient elution. More...
Chromatography Solution Center
Resources for Environmental Analysis
We all know that environmental analysis is full of complexity. The Chromatography Solution Center, developed by LCGC in coordination with a leading supplier, can help — by providing a variety of articles, application notes, videos, and other resources — updated monthly. This month's offering includes advice on Gas Chromatography and Ion Chromatography.
Featured Product

Thermo Scientific™ MS Applications Compendium for Environmental Analysis
Read through our comprehensive MS Applications Compendium. Find Orbitrap, triple-quad and automated sample prep methods for the analysis of contaminants - pharmaceutical and PPCPs, drug residues, natural compounds and pesticides. Read more
GC Troubleshooting

Need Help With GC Troubleshooting?
A free interactive GC Troubleshooter is now available at CHROMacademy, sponsored by Thermo Scientific. In three simple steps you will overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free. Learn more.
New Webcasts

The Use of Solid Core Technology in the Pharmaceutical Environment
Thursday, March 25, 2014
8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 3:00 PM GMT
This webinar will provide the tools for successful introduction of solid core chromatography. It will explain how the technology works and which columns to choose for specific areas and stages in the pharmaceutical pipeline. More...
High Resolution MS Screening and Quantitation Method for Contaminants in Dietary Supplements
Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
Learn from the FDA’s Lukas Vaclavik about the analysis of pharmaceutical and plant toxin contaminants in herbal dietary supplements. More...
Upcoming Events

April 1–4, 2014
analytica 2014
Munich, Germany
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April 3, 2014
Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Annual Symposium
Washington, PA
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May 11–15, 2014
HPLC 2014
New Orleans, LA
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May 18–23, 2014
38th International Symposium On Capillary Chromatography and the 11th GCxGC Symposium
Riva del Garda, Italy
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May 25-28, 2014
ExTech 2014
Chania, Crete, Greece
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July 20–23, 2014
PREP 2014 Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography
Boston, MA
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