The Column-01-09-2014

This article considers the use of polysaccharides in food formulation and examines how the data from SEC analysis provides essential supporting information.

To ensure an efficient, reliable, and sensitive determination of all corkiness-related off-flavour compounds in wine samples, the DLR Mosel in Germany has successfully turned to GC–MS combined with stir-bar sorptive extraction.

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January 09, 2014

A new proteogenomics method using high-resolution isoelectric focusing together with liquid chromatography?mass spectrometry (HiRIEF LC–MS) developed by researchers from Karolinska Institute and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden has been published in the journal Nature Methods.1

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January 09, 2014

Management culture is stifling automation of analytical methods. Is it time to review the paradigms of your analysis and implement change?

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January 09, 2014

A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research has uncovered some of the proteins responsible for the characteristic aroma and taste of the black P?rigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum Vittad.), using a combined approach of bioinformatics and proteomic analysis.1

This article investigates the need for objective beer analysis, detailing how off-flavour GC beer analysis with flame ionization, electron capture, and pulse flame photometric detection provides standardized, easy-to-use, and rapid analysis for global beer quality control.

This article provides examples of the robustness of monolithic HPLC columns and how they can be used to help overcome the inherent challenges presented when analytes are in complex matrices.

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Researchers at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, have discovered a potential long-lived greenhouse gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), that could be a contributing factor towards global climate change.1 Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the study performed gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) and spectroscopic techniques to suggest that PFTBA can have a bigger impact on climate than carbon dioxide.

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