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Advanstar Communications

17 April 2014
In this Issue
The LCGC Blog: My Own March Madness – Four Dissertations, Analytical Chemistry, and Chemical Education
With four graduate students completing their doctoral dissertations at the same time, a sort of "analytical chemistry March madness" has descended for professor and blogger Kevin Schug. And the research of these "final four" is certainly worth watching. More...
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Deirdre Cabooter on Method Development in UHPLC
Performing ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) can significantly reduce analysis time without compromising on efficiency by using sub 2-μm particles that allow increased velocity while maintaining selectivity. In this new short interview, Deirdre Cabooter of KU Leuven in Belgium, discusses the advantages of using UHPLC in method development and tips to follow when transferring methods from UHPLC to HPLC instrumentation. More...
Udit Batra Appointed Merck Millipore President and CEO
Merck Millipore (Darmstadt, Germany), the Life Sciences division of Merck, has appointed Udit Batra as President and CEO, responsible for overseeing the organization’s worldwide operations effective 15 May  2014. Batra holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. More...
Solutions to Your Challenges in Ion Chromatography
We all know that chromatography is full of complexity. The Chromatography Solution Center is here to help. Check out this month’s installment of the Ion Chromatography section, featuring Practical and Popular Sample Prep Techniques for IC, Speciation Applications Summary IC, IC webinar, application note, white paper, and more. Learn more
Knox Medal Awarded to Peter Schoenmakers
The Analytical Division Separation Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded the Knox medal to Peter Schoenmakers of the Van’t Hoff Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The medal is named after Professor John H. Knox, a pioneer in gas chromatography who contributed to the development of modern high performance chromatographic methods. More...
Current features
The Evolution of Chiral Stationary Phases from HPLC to UHPLC
This article focuses on the progression that chiral stationary phases (CSPs), specifically developed for HPLC, are currently undergoing because of the pressing need of an easy switch to UHPLC. More...
Growing Fruit – and Economies
Demand for exotic goods, such as wine and oranges, continues to grow in the western world. However, agricultural regulations can vary significantly from region to region. Regulatory bodies, such as the United States Food and Drug Association (US FDA), routinely screen all imported goods to ensure they meet the domestic limits of tolerance. Detection of low concentrations of pesticides within complex matrices, such as orange juice and wine, is a complex process that requires a high level of sensitivity. This article details how a newly developed “dilute-and-shoot” sample preparation method for LC–MS–MS multi-residue monitoring (MRM) pesticide screening can be performed to overcome matrix effects. More...
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Editor’s Series: Water Analysis: Emerging Environmental Contaminants and Current Issues
The CHROMacademy Essential Guide Webcast: GC–MS Ionization Processes
Making Better GC Connections While Ensuring an Inert Sample Flow Path
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