The Column-10-05-2015

Tips & Tricks GPC/SEC: How to Care for your GPC/SEC Instrument

The 7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2015) will take place at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic, on 3–6 November 2015.

Preventing environmental contaminants from getting in to the food chain is of paramount importance to us all. Yelena Sapozhnikova, a Research Chemist at the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Wyndmoor, PA, USA, spoke to The Column about her research into the development and evaluation of analytical methods for persistent and emerging organic chemical contaminants in food samples.

Ginseng has been used worldwide for thousands of years. Thought to possess therapeutic effects, it has been marketed as a natural product for the treatment of disease. This article describes how ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) can be coupled with ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) to profile phytochemicals contained within ginseng and confirm quality.

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October 05, 2015

Extracts of wild blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) contain bioactive molecules that could be used in the development of new therapeutic treatments for the dental disease periodontitis.

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Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) could be used to aid the characterization of breast cancer cells.

The Essentials: Optimizing Sample Introduction for Headspace GC

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