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4 September 2014
Top Story: LCGC TV: Richard Henry on Optimizing UHPLC Methods
Ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) offers improved run-times and enhanced resolution when compared with conventional liquid chromatography (LC) methods. Richard Henry, a consultant from State College (Pennsylvania, USA), gives his advice on how to select UHPLC column size and discusses the features of an optimal UHPLC instrument.
Webinar: Automating Solid Phase Extraction for Multi Cartridge Extractions and Extract Clean-up Procedures
A variety of SPE sorbent platforms are available for sample prep procedures. Many complex analyses require multiple sorbent steps are for sample extraction and extract purification. See how automating manual multi-cartridge SPE can be used for a variety of methods.
Hosted by FMS, Inc. September 10, 11:00 EST.
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The LCGC Blog: Putting the U into Your UHPLC
Ever wonder about the best column fittings to use, or the impact of the incorrect use of column end fittings? LCGC Blogger, Tony Taylor discusses the importance of keeping extra column volume as small as possible, especially when using UHPLC equipment.
Column Watch: Standardized Testing of Silica for Bonded-Phase Applications
Mechanical strength, acid and alkaline durability, loadability, and overload characteristics are a few of the parameters evaluated.
Simplified, multi-phosphorylated peptide or glycan isolation
New ERLIC-WAX chemistry from The Nest Group, Inc., in both column and microSPE formats, addresses multi-phosphorylated peptide and glycan isolation challenges. Desalting with TARGA® C18, UltraMicroSpin™ SPE from 100% water can improve recovery of these polar molecules prior to LCMS. Try one of our ERLIC WAX & TARGA separation approaches today! The Nest Group, Inc. - "Not Just Columns ... Answers!"
Electrophoretic and Microfluidic Separation Approaches for DNA Analysis
Kevin Dorfman, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, discusses his work to improve electrophoresis and nanochannel technologies to obtain genomic information.

Characterizing Nanoparticles with CF3
Centrifugal field-flow fractionation (CF3) can be performed to separate nanoparticle mixtures based on size, aspect ratio, and density, with high reproducibility and resolution. This article explains more.
Need GC Troubleshooting Help?
The CHROMacademy interactive GC Troubleshooter, sponsored by Thermo Scientific, was designed with busy chromatographers in mind. In 3 simple steps ChromAcademy can help you overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free so if you haven't tried our troubleshooter before you're in for a surprise! Learn More

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Detecting Pharmaceuticals in Irrigated Crops
A team of scientists based in Israel has quantified the uptake of pharmaceutical compounds in treated wastewater using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC–MS). The potential health impact of using this water on crops for human consumption was also evaluated.
5 Ways To Improve Your Split/Splitless Injection Technique
To improve your split/splitless injection you need to understand the process. Split/splitless injectors typically vaporize a sample dissolved in a suitable organic solvent under increased temperature.  The sample vapors are entrained into the carrier gas flow inside a “liner” or “sleeve” within the inlet and then pass into the column or out of the inlet via the ‘split’ line/valve.
Upcoming Webcasts
Good Practices to Control Contamination in Elemental Analysis
Thursday 11 September 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
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Utilizing PepFinder Software for Interrogation of LC–MS Peptide Map Data of Biotherapeutics
Thursday 17 September 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
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