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October 3, 2013
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Featured Article

Making Successful Connections with Capillary Tubing in LC–MS Applications
Choosing proper tubing connections throughout the entire system, especially when capillary tubing is used, can dramatically improve the level of sensitivity and quality of data obtained with most liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry  (LC–MS) systems. In this article from LCGC’s The Column, John Batts of IDEX Health & Science discusses the frequently-overlooked aspect of the selection of the tubing in LC–MS connections. More...
Find out how the new systems from FMS, Inc Replace troublesome older techniques such as Liquid-Liquid Extraction, existing manual SPE techniques and semi automated systems.  The new TurboTrace  and EconoTrace systems are automated high throughput Solid Phase Extraction and Concentration Systems built by design to simplify, improve and increase your productivity by automating the manual steps in your sample preparation process.  Automating time consuming steps involved in sample extraction and concentration lowers your labor, solvent consumption and disposal costs as much as 90% while reducing costly errors.  These systems are designed to meet all budgets and liquid sample types.  To attend the free webinar on the latest advances in SPE on November 6th, 2013, 11:00am EST and learn more about the TurboTrace and EconoTrace SPE automated Solid Phase Extraction and Concentration Systems. Register now.
Featured News

Eberhard Gerstel Prize for Outstanding Work in Separation Sciences
The Working Group Separation Sciences of the Analytical Division of the German Chemical Society are now inviting applications for the Eberhard Gerstel Prize. The prize will be awarded to a scientist for an outstanding publication in the field of separation sciences. Gerstel sponsors the prize in honor of Eberhard Gerstel Sr., founder of the company. Click here.
Agilent CrossLab Supplies
Get high-quality supplies for major brands of GC and HPLC instruments in your lab from a trusted name. Streamline your lab’s workflow, supply ordering, and productivity with Agilent CrossLab Supplies, now including pH electrodes and buffers.Find your supplies with our interactive selection tool.
US Senate Avert Impending Helium Crisis
The US senate has passed a bill halting the impending shut down on October 7th of the Federal program for crude helium sale, storage, and delivery. The program at present supplies 40% of helium demand in the USA and 30% of worldwide demand. Click here.
LCGC launches new e-book, Five Keys to Successful LC Methods
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Agilent Technologies to Separate into Two Public Companies
Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, California) plans to separate into two publicly traded companies: one in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied markets that will retain the Agilent name, and another that will encompass Agilent’s current portfolio of electronic measurement products.
The new electronic measurement company will be an electronic measurement company in major markets including communications, aerospace and defense, and industrial, computers, and semiconductors.More...
Perform Trace-Level Analysis With Confidence
Ensure a reliably inert GC flow path for higher sensitivity, accuracy, and reproducibility, especially at trace levels with the new Agilent Inert Flow Path Solutions.Get the poster.
Featured Video
Evaluating Arsenic in ORBS using IC-ICP-MS
Reports on high arsenic levels in organic brown rice syrup have spurred the FDA to reevaluate legislation on arsenic limits in these products.  This application note video describes an IC-ICP-MS speciation method to quantify total and elemental concentrations of six arsenic species, two of which are inorganic and toxic.
Learn more about speciation analysis and make sure your lab is ready to test.
LC Troubleshooting

Need Help With LC Troubleshooting?
A free interactive LC Troubleshooter is now available at CHROMacademy, sponsored by Thermo Scientific. In 3 simple steps you will overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free. More...
5 Years Free Access to CHROMacademy
To show our commitment to learning, we have decided to offer all university students and staff free access to CHROMacademy.  You are the future leaders and innovators of the scientific community, and by offering free access to CHROMacademy we hope to help you realize your potential.  This has been made possible by Agilent Technologies- the world’s premiere measurement company. Learn more
Featured Products
Mobile Phase Reservoirs from Corning
Corning’s line of reservoirs are ideal for mobile phase (MP) delivery in HPLC applications.  The reservoir design allows delivery of all but 15 mL of MP to the pump.  Reference graduated and plastic coated for safety.  Three-hole delivery cap accessory allows for delivery, sparging and venting.
Read more.
Rugged C18 Increases Productivity
New Hamilton PRP-C18 HPLC Column provides high-efficiency reversed-phase separations over an extended column life in nearly any mobile phase at any pH. Learn more.
Superior Performance, Long Life
At one third the size and weight of standard 30mm syringe pumps, the Parker Smart Syringe Pump's  best in class resolution and long life  improves the performance of systems requiring precision fluid delivery. Learn more.
Enhance your QuEChERS method
The ShaQer™ offers high throughput and improved pesticide extraction for QuEChERS! It agitates up to six samples simultaneously. Vertical clamp movement ensures thorough analyte extraction from fruits and vegetables. Learn more.
Application Note
Analysis of Targeted and Non-Targeted Identified Contaminants in Storm Water Retention Ponds Using LC–HRMS With On-line Solid-Phase Extraction
Gordon Getzinger,1 P. Lee Ferguson,1 Jonathan Beck,2 Charles Yang,2 Frans Schoutsen
1 Duke University, 2 Thermo Fisher Scientific
Water samples were collected and screened for the presence of trace organic contaminants by a non-targeted HPLC high-resolution/accurate-mass (HR/AM) mass spectrometry (MS) workflow. The occurrence of identified and confirmed contaminants were then quantitatively assessed by a high-throughput on-line-SPE-LC–MS method. Read more
New Webcasts
Validation of a Routine Multi-Residue Pesticide Method Using QuEChERS and GC-MS/MS Workflow Solutions
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT/ 15:00 GMT/ 16:00 CET.
This webinar explores the implementation and validation of an advanced multi-residue pesticide method in a variety of food matrices and discusses solutions for the common challenges that are faced.
Editors’ Series: Environmental Analysis Using Ion Chromatography Coupled with ICP-MS, with Examples from Climate Change Studies
Tuesday, October 17, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT.
This web seminar will introduce the field of ice core research and will focus on the technical aspects of the chemical analysis with a particular emphasis on fast ion chromatography measurements of methane sulfonate, one of the more promising indicators of sea ice extent near the drill site.
Break Through Forensic and Drug Testing Bottlenecks in Seconds with Mass Spec Solutions
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
1:00 PM EDT.
Sample backlog and testing bottlenecks are an ongoing challenge for forensics and drug testing labs.  This Forensics and Drug Testing Webinar will guide you through a new mass spec workflow that performs screening in seconds and accurate quantitation with no chromatography.
Oktoberfest Webinar: Sample a New Solution for Aroma Characterization of Beer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
1:00 PM EDT.
There isn’t a better time than now to sample a new solution that can improve the quality and consistency of beer as well as other foods, beverages and fragrances.  Learn how to capture sensory evaluation of beer and then how to correlate with GC/MS analytical data.
Editors’ Series: Fundamentals, Optimization and Practical Aspects of UHPLC: Series 1: Fundamentals, Optimization and Practical Aspects of UHPLC
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
9:00 am EDT/ 1:00 GMT/ 2:00PM CET.
A scientific, unbiased series of webinars on UHPLC. This three-part series of “must-attend” events for those who have heard about, or use UHPLC, and want to know more.
Combining Next-Generation SPE and Solid Core LC Columns to Improve Results Quality and Workflow Efficiency in Regulated Bioanalysis
Thursday, October 31, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT/ 15:00 GMT/ 16:00 CET.
In this webinar, we will discuss how the combination of next-generation SPE technology and solid core LC columns delivers improved efficiency to regulated bioanalytical workflows. It will be demonstrated that the combination provides higher levels of cleanliness, reproducibility, throughput, sensitivity and quality of results, with lower failure rates.
Editors’ Series: Fundamentals, Optimization and Practical Aspects of UHPLC: Series 2: Optimization of UHPLC Systems and Column Technology
Thursday, November 7, 2013
9:00 PM EST/ 2:00PM GMT/ 3:00PM CET.
A scientific, unbiased series of webinars on UHPLC. This three-part series of "must-attend" events for those who have heard about, or use UHPLC, and want to know more.
Editors’ Series: Fundamentals, Optimization and Practical Aspects of UHPLC: Series 3:  Practical aspects of UHPLC
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9:00 PM EST/ 2:00PM GMT/ 3:00PM CET.
A scientific, unbiased series of webinars on UHPLC. This three-part series of "must-attend" events for those who have heard about, or use UHPLC, and want to know more.
Upcoming Events

6–9 October 2013
20th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid- Phase-Separation Techniques(ITP2013)
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)
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8–11 October 2013
XIII Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Chromatography & Related Techniques
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)
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22–24 October 2013
Validation Week
San Diego, CA
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5–8 November 2013
RAFA 2013 6th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Prague, Czech Republic
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6–7 November 2013
Lab Innovations 2013
Birmingham, England
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18–20 November 2013
Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition
Somerset, NJ
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3–5 December 2013
QbD Quality by Design
Philadelphia, PA
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3–5 December 2013
Lab Compliance Week
Philadelphia, PA
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3–5 December 2013
Stability Testing, Part of Lab Compliance Week
Philadelphia, PA
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