Where Separation Science is Heading: Quotes

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Quotes from leading separation scientists on the future of separation science and the challenges that must be addressed.


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Featured LCGC Interviews

Evaluating Marine Algae for Therapeutic Effects

Snezana Agatonovic-Kustrin, a professor in pharmaceutical chemistry at Monash University, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, spoke to The Column about the development of a method to evaluate antidiabetic and antioxidant activity in marine algae using high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC)-direct bioautography.

Ron Majors, Part II: LCGC’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award Winner Discusses His World Travels and His Advice to Young Scientists

Ron Majors, the 2018 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography award winner, is famous throughout the world for his work teaching short courses, presenting at conferences, and his columns in LCGC. Here, Majors discusses the challenges he faced travelling far and wide, some favorite memories of those trips, new found hobbies since his retirement, and advice for the next generation.

Gas Chromatography

Trends and Developments

By LCGC Editors

A snapshot of key trends and developments in the chromatography sector according to selected panellists from companies who exhibited at Analytica 2018.

A Compendium of GC Detection, Past and Present

By John V. Hinshaw

Gas chromatography makes use of a wide variety of detection methods, which really shine when deployed properly. Here’s guidance for how to choose the right one for your analysis.

Mass Spectrometry

Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled with Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry for the Characterization of Polymeric Materials

By Peter Kusch

HS-SPME-GC–MS is a valuable technique for identifying volatile organic compounds, additives, and degradation products in industrial rubber, car labeling reflection foil, and bone cement materials.

Recent Advances in Comprehensive Chromatographic Analysis of Emerging Drugs

By Ira S. Lurie, Lauriane Tremeau-Cayel, Walter F. Rowe

To address the challenges of analyzing new illicit drugs, emerging techniques such as UHPSFC with MS and UV detection, and GC with VUV detection, may be needed, particularly for distinguishing positional isomers and diastereomers.

Sample Preparation

Analysis and Fate of Surfactants in the Aquatic Environment

By LCGC Editors

According to Analysis and Fate of Surfactants in the Aquatic Environment (Volume 40 of Wilson & Wilson's Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry), an understanding of the fate and behaviour of organic chemicals, such as surfactants?

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The LCGC Blog: The Shape of Things to Come: Possible Changes to USP Chapter <621>

By Tony Taylor

It’s excellent to see that compendial authorities are considering updating “allowable change” regulations, and the updates to allow changes to gradient profiles certainly open up a whole new world, but there are some reservations around the new restrictions on allowable changes to stationary-phase chemistry.

The LCGC Blog: Where Are the Young Investigators in Separation Science?

By Kevin A. Schug

One of the initiatives that the SCSC oversees is the nomination process and awarding of the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science. Where are all of the young investigators in separation science? Certainly, those that have been honored to date have been worthy; however, there must be more eligible parties out there.

Celebrating 35 Years


Latest News

In Memory of Walton Caldwell, a Pioneer in SFC

Today, I learned of the passing of a dear friend and a valued collaborator, Walton Caldwell, who founded the company Princeton Chromatography in 1994.

Determination of Organometal Contaminants Using PTV GC–ICP-MS

Researchers from the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, in France, have developed a large volume injection method using a programmed temperature vaporization (PTV) injector for the simultaneous determination of mercury, tin, and lead at ultra-trace levels in natural waters using GC–ICP-MS.


Address the Paradigm Shift in Regulatory Inspections

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Determination of Essential and Trace Elemental Content in Infant Foods by ICP-MS

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LCGC eBooks

Miniaturized Analytical Equipment Solves Key Challenges for Laboratories
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HPLC Mobile Phases – 10 bad habits to avoid

The 10 bad habits to avoid when producing HPLC mobile phases.

10 Ways to Break Your LC-MS

If there’s one mantra that’s essential for an LC (or GC)-MS operator it’s “contamination, contamination, contamination”. Keep contamination to a minimum and you’ll enjoy a reliable instrument; don’t take the necessary precautions and instead you’ll enjoy reaching for the vent switch and purchasing lots of spares.

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