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

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.

The Benefits of Data Independent Acquisition in Metabolomics

Craig Wheelock discusses the obstacles facing chromatographers involved in metabolomics and the benefits of data independent acquisition-mass spectrometry (DIA-MS) in this field.

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: Do You Really Know Your Stationary-Phase Chemistry?

By Tony Taylor

What is the chemistry of this phase? What are the mechanisms of interaction with the analyte and hence how is retention and selectivity gained from this phase? How can we troubleshoot separation problems or develop suitable methods without a good knowledge of the bonded-phase chemistry?

The LCGC Blog: Problems and Ionic Liquid Solutions for Soil BTEX Analysis

By Kevin A. Schug

I do not remember the application, but I remember very clearly Professor McNair telling us that soil is one of the most challenging sample matrices, if not the toughest, from which to perform analytical determinations. Sources indicate the composition of soil ideal for growing plants to be 25% air, 25% water, 45% minerals, and 5% organic matter. That does not seem like a daunting makeup, but the reality is that the relative proportion of the constituents can vary dramatically.

Celebrating 35 Years


Latest News

Comprehensive Proteomic Analysis of Dog Saliva

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have investigated the salivary proteomics of healthy dogs using offline high pH reversed-phase LC fractionation and nano LC–MS/MS.

Agilent Technologies to Acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies

Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc.


Monitoring Volatile Organic Compounds Using GC and GC-MS: Meeting the Challenge of Protecting the 981-Mile Ohio River



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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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