LCGC Europe-11-01-2006

LCGC Europe

What's Happening to My Column?

November 01, 2006

LC Troubleshooting

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This month's instalment of "LC Troubleshooting" focuses on two column-related problems reported by readers. The first deals with a column that takes several injections to "settle down" for each batch of samples. The second relates to short column life as a result of early fouling of the column. Although both of these problems are not encountered with most liquid chromatography (LC) methods, they both appear often enough that we all should be aware of them. It is only a matter of time before you meet one of these problem types with one of your methods.

Paper with a difference!

November 01, 2006

New Technologies

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Researchers from the University of Arkansas have come up with a fibrous nanomaterial suitable for fabricating robust paper-like material and devices. Potential applications for these nanowire assemblies include armour, flame-retardant fabric, bacteria filters, oil cracking, controlled drug release, decomposition of pollutants and chemical warfare agents.

2006 Jubilee medal

November 01, 2006

News

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At this year's Desty Memorial Lecture the president of the Chromatographic Society, Chris Bevan, presented the Silver Jubilee medal to Peter Myers. Peter had requested that he received the award at the meeting because Denis Desty, who was the first secretary of the original Chromatography Discussion Group, was very influential in Peter's chromatographic career.