The Column-05-06-2016

This is the second in a four-part series of articles exploring topics that will be addressed at the HPLC 2016 conference in San Francisco, USA, from 19–24 June.

The 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 13th GC×GC Symposium will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi, in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 29 May–3 June 2016.

Spark Holland B.V.and Axel Semrau have announced an expansion of their existing distribution deal to include Switzerland and Austria.

Researchers from Colorado State University have demonstrated the viability of exploratory metabolomics and HILIC–MS in identifying biomarkers associated with dengue virus (DENV) infections, such as dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS).

A team of researchers from the State Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics in China has developed a novel high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection (HPLC–DAD) method for the identification of six synthetic colours in five beverages.

Click the title above to open The Column May 06, 2016 Europe & Asia issue, Volume 12, Number 8, in an interactive PDF format.

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Jack Cochran’s new column “Practical GC” provides readers with practical advice and new experimental evidence for how to get the best results from their gas chromatography (GC) systems. This instalment looks at understanding and using split ratio for “shoot and dilute” GC.

Nanoparticles hold enormous potential for targeted, well-controlled drug delivery. Extensive characterization of nanoscale drug-delivery vehicles is essential to ensure their efficacy and reproducibility. While various methods are available to characterize nanoparticle size, including dynamic light scattering (DLS), electron microscopy, and nanoparticle tracking analysis, field-flow fractionation–multi-angle light scattering (FFF–MALS) is one of the most versatile techniques to determine size, structure, and other properties. This article highlights a study demonstrating the benefits of FFF–MALS–DLS for the characterization of nanolipid particles.

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April 12, 2016

Jean-Luc Veuthey and Alexandre Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud reveal the latest developments in supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) that are bringing the technique back to the limelight.