The Column-08-08-2016

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A group of researchers has studied the migration of monomers and plastic additives from plastic food packaging in microwave heated homemade food and packed liquid food using QuEChERS and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.

Sciex has announced that it will work with the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Cambridge to build a metabolism-centric proteomic map.

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August 08, 2016

Polymer Char are holding a “User Training Meeting” at the 6th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC), Shanghai, China, 6–9 November 2016.

Researchers from the China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, China, have published a review of the recent advances in the preparation and application of monolithic capillary columns in separation science.

A publication in TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry has covered the recent advances in microfluidic liquid chromatography.

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August 08, 2016

Victor U. Weiss and Günter Allmaier from TU Vien discuss how combining molecular beacons with chip capillary electrophoresis (CE) offers scope to investigate viral RNA replication and improve gene therapy delivery systems.

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August 08, 2016

Doping and cheating the competition may be as old as competition itself. Doping horses for chariot racing was reported during the Roman Empire and doping is now commonly reported in the press. Advanced technologies such as ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) analysis coupled to ultrafast tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) detection provide excellent sensitivity for the analysis of horse doping agents.

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

Click the title above to open The Column August 08, 2016 Europe & Asia issue, Volume 12, Number 14, in an interactive PDF format.

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July 13, 2016

Ira Lurie describes the role of supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) in forensic analysis and why the technique has not become a recognized technique for the analysis of seized drugs.

This instalment of Tips & Tricks shows the influence of analytical parameters on gel permeation chromatography/size-exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC)–light scattering results when artificially wrong parameters reflecting typical experimental errors are used.