The Column-10-17-2011

In recent years, recognition of multidimensional chromatographic technologies such as classical heart-cut MDGC, comprehensive GC×GC(MS), comprehensive LC×LC and LC×GC(MS) has increased because of their easy handling and software control. This article focuses on heart?cut MDGC and comprehensive GC×GC(qMS) using fast scanning quadrupole mass analysers.

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October 17, 2011

A new method for testing shellfish for toxins is being adopted more widely for use on oysters and scallops thanks to Food Standards Agency research undertaken by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). Previously a bioassay method was used for testing the toxins that are capable of causing serious illness in humans; however, this method involved the use of mice. In the new method no animals are used showing the agency?s commitment to adopting more humane methods for testing.

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October 17, 2011

Researchers with the US Department of Energy (DOE)?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have coupled an award-winning remote detection version of NMR/MRI technology with a version of chromatography designed specifically for microfluidic chips giving rise to a portable system for highly sensitive multi-dimensional chemical analysis that could not be achieved with conventional technologies.

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October 17, 2011

Incognito laments the lack of the need for mathematics in his everyday working life. Are we relying too much on templates these days instead of using our brains?

Analysis of natural compounds is becoming increasingly important. One thriving area is the evaluation and application of environmental biopolymers, such as humic substances (HSs) in various applications, including medicine, industry, agriculture and environmental protection.

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October 17, 2011

Gareth Alun Morris, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Manchester has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Russell Varian prize awarded by Agilent Technologies.

On-line light scattering and viscometer detectors increase the information depth of GPC/SEC data and allow absolute molar masses and structures to be measured.

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October 17, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the University of Maryland and Waters Corporation have opened the International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) ? a public?private partnership that aims to raise food standards globally, according to a Water?s press release