The Column-04-28-2014

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The Column

May 01, 2014

A team of scientists in Portugal and Spain have performed high performance liquid chromatography coupled with fluorescence detection (HPLC– FLD) to show that marinating pork meat in beer can reduce the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed when grilled over charcoal.

A new approach for the analysis of water in solid pharmaceutical products using headspace gas chromatography (HSGC) with an ionic liquid (IL)-based open tubular capillary GC column has been proposed by scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington (Texas, USA). Published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, the study states that the sensitivity of the method is 100 times that of the commonly used volumetric Karl Fischer Titration (KFT) (1).

A novel approach is described for the quantitation of three additives typically used in copper plating using a dual LC system with an ECD and a CAD.

This article addresses the contribution of thermal stability and column activity to BDE-209 breakdown and also describes an optimized method that resolves BDE-209 and other important congeners.

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Features

April 28, 2014

Dr Sastia Prama Putri of Osaka University, Japan, spoke to Kate Mosford of The Column about advances in metabolomics, the need for authentication of high value food products, and the important role of GC–MS in food analysis.

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Cover Story

April 28, 2014

Incognito was met with initial disappointment after attending the Pittcon technical sessions, but was rescued from his gloom by the range of poster presentations on show that stimulated discussion and gave him some new insights (and new hope!) into developments in the field.

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Features

April 28, 2014

The 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 11th GCXGC Symposium will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 18–23 May 2014.

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