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LCGC Europe - News Update
Advanstar Communications

28 November 2013
In this Issue
Mass Spectrometry for Natural Products Research: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Opportunities
A common attitude in natural products research is that nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy serves as a primary tool, whereas mass spectrometry (MS) is relegated to the task of providing the molecular formulas of pure compounds. Yet over the past several decades, we have witnessed astonishing growth in MS. Electrospray ionization has enabled the analysis of biological molecules previously deemed intractable, and instruments that offer astounding mass accuracy are becoming routinely available. Nonetheless, as applied to natural products research, MS is still fraught with potential pitfalls. Is MS up to the challenge? More...
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The Avantor™ J.T.Baker® high purity solvents and reagents will give you the performance you need with minimal risk of contaminants that can limit accuracy and productivity and maximize the sensitivity and detecting power of your instrumentation. Learn more
PerkinElmer Appoint Jon DiVincenzo as President, Environmental Health and Senior VP
PerkinElmer (Massachusetts, USA) has appointed Jon DiVincenzo as President, Environmental Health and Senior Vice President. DiVincenzo will take responsibility for the company’s environmental health business, which focuses on ensuring safer food and a cleaner environment. More...
Kromasil 1.8 µm UHPLC columns
AkzoNobel introduces Kromasil UHPLC columns with 1.8 µm particles. With the highest efficiency of the line and maintained selectivity, these columns can be used seamlessly throughout analytical screening, discovery, and production. Learn more
Agilent Technologies Target Oral Cancer with New Collaboration
Agilent Technologies (California, USA) is to collaborate with the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (Brisbane, Australia) to further understanding of the genomic differences governing oral cancer. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, oral cancer is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide. More...
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Diagnosing Eye Disorders
Scientists from the Duke Medical Center (North Carolina, USA) and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami (Florida, USA) have performed liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC–MS) to identify a new diagnostic marker of Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in patient urine samples.1 RP is a disease of the eye that causes retina degradation and can result in blindness. Often inherited, it has multiple contributing genetic mutations and there is no treatment available. More...
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Current features
More Myths in Ultrahigh-Pressure Liquid Chromatography
In this instalment of Perspectives in Modern HPLC, Michael Dong describes more popular myths or half-truths in UHPLC and provides data that contradict or even repudiate some of these commonly held beliefs. More...
Application Note
Determination of Phthalates in Liquor Beverages by Single Quadrupole GC-MS
Jianxia Lv, Lina Liang, and Hans-Joachim Huebschmann, Thermo Fisher Scientific
This study highlights the determination of phthalate plasticizer residues in liquor, in which the method and system met the special testing requirements stated by the China method GB/T 21911-2008 for determining phthalates in food. Learn more.
Weeding Out Unsafe Drivers: Automating THC Determination in Serum
A fully automated solution was developed for the determination of THC and its metabolites THC‑OH and THC-COOH in serum. Our results show the method to be equivalent to semi‑automated sample preparation, but with improvements in reproducibility and efficiency while also reducing sample and solvent volumes. More...
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Editors’ Series: Fundamentals, Optimization and Practical Aspects of UHPLC: Series 3:  Practical Aspects of UHPLC
Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Herbal Products Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction with Triple Quadrupole GC–MS/MS – On Demand Webcast
Ion Exchange Mechanisms in SPE: The Ultimate in Selectivity – On Demand Webcast
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