LCGC Blog

Sep 11, 2018
Let’s first properly define carry-over in the context that I’d like to discuss here. An injection is made and a chromatogram obtained. On injecting a “blank” as the next injection, one or more of the components of the previous injection appear in the “blank” chromatogram.
Sep 05, 2018
I just finished a 10-month stint as Interim Associate Dean for Research and Development in the College of Science at The University of Texas Arlington. I was afforded that opportunity when some restructuring in another college left a temporary vacancy, which I was asked to fill. I certainly considered it an honor to be asked to serve in that role, but the temporary nature of that role also piqued my interest. For me, it seemed like a chance to do an internship in administration, to see if I liked it or not. I worked with great people, I did not really like the role.
Aug 06, 2018
Chromatographic methods often require that the analyte response is calibrated (and validated) over a wide concentration range when the analyte concentration in the sample is either unknown or is expected to vary widely. Bioanalysis, environmental, and clinical applications are just a few examples of where this may be the case.
Aug 01, 2018
For several years, our group has been working on a concept that we have termed multipath liquid chromatography (LC). The main idea is to target multiple classes of compounds following a single injection of a sample, the components of which are segregated on-line and directed to separate appropriate paths for simultaneous separation; the streams are then recombined for detection. I believe that this approach would be powerful for biomarker quantitation, where it would be more informative to track both metabolite and protein biomarkers to better define a disease state, or in the case of antibody–drug conjugate (ADC) development, where the metabolism of the ADC might involve understanding both the levels of the released drug and the remaining protein.
Jul 10, 2018
It is often possible to achieve better sensitivity and lower limits of detection and quantitation using standard gas chromatography (GC) equipment—here I’m referring to a standard split/splitless injection port and a Flame Ionization Detector (FID). Paying attention to some of the fundamental variables as well as some of the more esoteric considerations can lead to much improved method performance.
Jul 05, 2018
If given the need to determine drug A or its metabolite in blood, 99% of the time I would choose to start with liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS).
Jun 12, 2018
HILIC is not straightforward and there may be a number of mechanisms in play which need to be considered.
Jun 05, 2018
What type of mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation provides the best specificity during trace quantitative analysis from complex mixtures?
May 09, 2018
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.
May 03, 2018
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.
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