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Journal Highlight: Solid-phase extraction of plant thionins employing aluminum silicate based extraction columns

Date: Sep 15, 2014

Author: separationsNOW

A highly selective SPE method for plant thionins deployed aluminum silicate (3:2 mullite) powder as a sorbent and was illustrated by the extraction of viscotoxins, purothionins and hordothionins from European mistletoe, wheat and barley, respectively.

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Dispersed hair dyes: Aminophenols extracted by solid-phase dispersion extraction

Date: Sep 8, 2014

Author: Steve Down

The phenolic components in hair dyes can be simultaneously extracted and cleaned up in a few minutes by solid-phase dispersion extraction before analysis by ion chromatography.

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Contactless hair decontamination: Ionic liquids remove opiates

Date: Aug 27, 2014

Author: Steve Down

Opiates have been removed from the surface of human hair by a contactless procedure involving ionic liquids, allowing efficient decontamination before analysis of drugs within the hair matrix.

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Journal Highlight: Extraction for metabolomics: Access to The metabolome

Date: Aug 18, 2014

Author: separationsNOW

This review examines the efficiency and reliability of available sample pre-treatment methods and their application in different fields of metabolomics and is in three sections dealing with pre-extraction techniques, the choice of extraction solvents, and a description of the most used extraction techniques.

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Bubble in a drop: Soil herbicide extraction

Date: Aug 11, 2014

Author: Steve Down

The distributions of two common herbicides in agricultural soils from spraying to crop harvesting have been followed using a recently developed extraction procedure in which an air bubble is trapped in a microdroplet of solvent to improve the efficiency.

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FFPE tissue processing: Proteome equivalence compared

Date: Jul 22, 2014

Author: Steve Down

FFPE tissue has been processed by three different commercial automated systems to see what effects the various technologies have on the proteome measured by mass spectrometry, an important factor when archived tissue is recovered for disease studies.

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Journal Highlight: Sample preparation for liquid chromatographic analysis of phytochemicals in biological fluids

Date: Jul 14, 2014

Author: separationsNOW

Sample pre-treatment procedures used in analytical methods for in vivo pharmacokinetic studies of natural compounds or herbal medicines were reviewed in categories according to the biological matrices and sample clean-up processes.

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Ultrasonic fungicides: Tebuconazole extraction from garlic bulbs and soil

Date: Jul 9, 2014

Author: Steve Down

The fungicide tebuconazole has been extracted from soil, water and garlic plants by the simple technique of ultrasound-assisted extraction, with the bonus that no subsequent solvent partitioning steps are required.

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Immobilised carbon nanohorns: Integrated extraction/stirring device

Date: Jun 20, 2014

Author: Steve Down

Single-walled carbon nanohorns have been immobilised on a borosilicate disk to create a stir extraction device for micro-SPE, demonstrated on the extraction of the UV filter compound benzophenone-3 from swimming pool water.

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Journal Highlight: Dried saliva spot as a sampling technique for saliva samples

Date: Jun 16, 2014

Author: separationsNOW

Dried saliva spots were used as a sampling technique for saliva samples for the first time, illustrated by the analysis of lidocaine.

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