The Column-12-17-2018

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Instrumental Innovations 2018
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December 17, 2018

Selected highlights of innovative chromatography products.

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A team of French researchers have demonstrated a new mass spectrometry technology based on nanomechanical resonators that is capable of measuring the mass of particles mega- to giga-dalton range.

News
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December 17, 2018

Crawford Scientific has announced the acquisition of Anatune Ltd.

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The analysis of skeletal remains using GC–MS from Gaul settlement excavations in Southern France has confirmed the ritualistic practice of head embalming in ancient Gaul culture.

News
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December 17, 2018

Peak Scientific and Macfarlane Packaging have been awarded the “Supply Chain Solution of the Year Award” at the 2018 UK Packaging Awards.

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Features

December 17, 2018

Incognito scrutinizes the behaviour of baby boomers and Generation X, Y, and Z in the laboratory. What do they want from the workplace?

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Features

December 17, 2018

GC–MS is considered the gold standard in forensic trace evidence analysis because of its ability to chromatographically separate and analyze components in mixtures. Although GC×GC–MS has been used extensively in the oil and petroleum and flavour and fragrance industries, it has not been fully explored in the forensic sector. However, forensic scientists often encounter highly complex samples that would benefit from the capabilities of GC×GC–MS, such as, sexual lubricants, automobile paints, and tyres. GC×GC–MS analysis can allow for the deconvolution of coeluted components while providing increased sensitivity of minor components to help benefit any forensic laboratory.

Although modern GPC/SEC instruments are generally very reliable, scientists sometimes encounter problems. This instalment of GPC/SEC Tips & Tricks offers advice on how to efficiently identify the root cause of problems, such as dealing with a too high pressure, loss of resolution, or drifting baselines.