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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Iranian chemists identify Russian chemical warfare agents

All chemical weapons were banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention, but concerns about the possible use of these substances still persist. Writing in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Iranian researchers disclose GC/MS and LC-MS/MS methods for detecting a number of the obscure ‘Novichok’ chemical warfare agents.

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Educational Webinar
Engineered serendipity

Serendipity or ‘accidental discovery’ is the absolute epitome of innovation. Vaccination, penicillin and Viagra are some famous examples of serendipitous discoveries, but did you know that the splitless injection technique, stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and selected ion flow tube MS (SIFT-MS) were also discovered by clever accident? The webinar will provide basic insights into the process of innovation and how to implement it successfully using principles and tools from Lean thinking.

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Wiley Spectra Lab:
The World's Largest Spectral Database

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Wiley Spectra Lab is an expert spectral data system that uses empirical spectral data and advanced software to help chemists, toxicologists, and life scientists confidently identify chemical substances. Powered by the KnowItAll® analytical platform by Bio-Rad, Wiley Spectra Lab provides researchers with access to 2.2 million MS, NMR, and IR spectra – the broadest and largest collection in the world.

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Catching makers of crystal meth by chemometrics

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Mar 15, 2017

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Identifying impurities in the illegal drug N-methylamphetamine, a.k.a. methamphetamine or crystal meth, can help law enforcement agencies detect the likely source and the synthetic route used. Scientists from the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Centre of Iran used chemometric methods to detect trace impurities hidden under the large main peak in pure samples of seized methamphetamine.

State-of-the-art single cell proteomic tools have been reviewed with a particular focus on data acquisition and quantification, followed by an elaboration of statistical and computational approaches for dissecting the high-dimensional data.

Fab separations for Fab antibodies predicted by QSAR?

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Mar 1, 2017

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Since an increasing array of separation methods are now used for proteins, interest is growing in using computational methods, such as quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) calculations, to predict the likely response of proteins of interest to different systems, so that separations can be predicted. Researchers have used QSAR to predict the response of various antibody Fragment antigen-binding (Fab) fragments in different separation systems, with varying degrees of success.

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Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

This glossary of chemometrics terms is provided with the permission of Bryan Prazen of the Synovec Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington.

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High quality, peer-reviewed original research, reviews and short communications in the fundamental and applied aspects of chemometrics ensure that this international journal is the journal of choice for chemists, statisticians and mathematicians working with chemical data.

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The Flipped Classroom: How to Prepare and Teach a Flipped Classroom

Date: Mar 30, 2017 - 16:00

This webinar will present the concept and rationale for using a flipped classroom to teach analytical chemistry at university level. Along with presenting methods for how to create the flipped classroom, strategies on how to conduct the class time, and engage the students will be discussed.

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Analytical Separation Science, 5 Volume Set

Jared Anderson, Alain Berthod, Veronica Pino, Apryll M. Stalcup

Jan 20, 2016

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Waters Empower Cloud

Date: Mar 8, 2017

Thomas Tucker from Waters Corporation discusses Empower Cloud, a cloud deployable, compliance ready enterprise Chromatography Data Software (CDS).

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