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6 February 2014
In this Issue
Tips for Operating UHPLC Instruments and Columns
In ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) the UHPLC instrument components must be carefully matched in performance with columns to achieve the desired resolution. If UHPLC underperforms, it can be difficult to determine whether the instrument or column is the problem. This article will describe the design of modern UHPLC instruments and offer simple procedures to identify the causes of poor column and method performance. Modern textbooks do not yet adequately address the complex topic of UHPLC, therefore the reader is encouraged to collect all references to learn important, additional details. More...
A Simple, Rapid Automated Method for Determining Total Extractable Fat Using Pressurized Liquid Extraction (PLE)
Regulating fat content is essential to maintaining the quality of food and feed products. The food industry extracts total fat from food samples to analyze for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Traditionally, performed by time consuming Soxhlet extraction. Pressurized Liquid Extraction, performs the process in minutes resulting in reduced solvent and higher throughput. Register for a Free Webinar February 26, 2014 11:00 am EST.
LCGC TV: 2D LC Method Development
In this new video from LCGC TV, Dwight Stoll, who is an assistant professor of chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, Minnesota, USA, discusses critical decisions for method development in 2D LC. Watch the video and find out more. More...
LCGC 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award: Professor Milton L. Lee
The 2014 LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Professor Milton L. Lee of Brigham Young University in the USA. Alasdair Matheson, LCGC Europe editor-in-chief presented the award to Lee at the HTC-13 conference in Bruges, Belgium for his outstanding achievements in hyphenated chromatographic techniques and for distinguished service to the international separation science community. More...
Sigma-Aldrich in “Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” List
Sigma-Aldrich (St Gallen, Switzerland) has been named in the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”. The list was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More...
Current features
Electrical Potential as a Driving Force in Sample Preparation
To achieve lower detection limits and better selectivity, researchers are always exploring new ways to enhance sample preparation and separation technology. The addition of electrical potential to existing technologies or for entirely new approaches is relatively unexplored but can create another dimension of selectivity in sample preparation. This instalment of “Sample Preparation Perspectives” from Ron Majors looks at the use of electroenhancement to solid-phase extraction, solid-phase microextraction, and membrane and liquid extraction. More...
How to Keep Beer Tasting Fresh – Batch-to-Batch GC Quality Analysis and Control
This article investigates the need for objective beer analysis, detailing how off-flavour GC beer analysis with flame ionization, electron capture, and pulse flame photometric detection provides standardized, easy-to-use, and rapid analysis for global beer quality control. More...
Multi-Antibiotic Residue Detection in Food: An Improved Method for Screening and Confirmation Testing, in Accordance with EU Commision Decision 2002/657/EC
The CHROMacademy Essential Guide Webcast: Automated Derivatization for Gas Chromatography – On Demand Webcast
Editors’ Series: Using SFC as the First Choice for Chromatographic Separations – On Demand Webcast
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