The Column-06-06-2016

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June 07, 2016

Leon Blumberg has been at the cutting edge of chromatography since the late 1980s. The Column spoke with him about his contribution to the past, present, and future of chromatography.

A preview of the upcoming 31st International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2016), which is due to be held 28 August–1 September at University College Cork, Ireland.

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

Thermo Fisher Scientific has extended a technology collaboration with the University of Birmingham in the UK. Thermo Fisher will supply a range of mass spectrometry instruments to be used at the University’s new Phenome Centre.

Waters Corporation has announced the addition of Richard Chang and Xiao Ran Yu to its Asia Pacific leadership team. Chang has been appointed as Vice President of Waters’ Asia Pacific Operations and Yu has been appointed as General Manager of Waters China.

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Following a successful launch last year, Shimadzu’s Lab4You program is once again accepting applications from young and enthusiastic researchers hoping to advance their research.

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Branching is one of the parameters chemists can adjust to produce polymer materials with optimized physical properties. Chromatography and advanced detection can help to characterize branched molecules. This instalment of Tips & Tricks explains more.

A simple, rapid, and robust ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) method has been developed for the simultaneous determination of natural and artificial vanilla flavouring substances as well as some precursors has been developed using an automated method scouting or method optimization workflow. The most suitable mobile phase and stationary phase combination was identified in a scouting run. These conditions were used to create a two-dimensional model in computer simulation software. Temperature and gradient time were varied to establish the optimum fast and robust separation conditions. This approach resulted in a 5.5 min gradient method that allowed for fast screening of 11 compounds of interest.