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proteomicsNOW: The virtual conference on mass spectrometry in proteomics

Join thought leaders and peers at the ProteomicsNOW virtual conference to learn about the latest advances in proteomics, share best practices, and explore new technologies and techniques designed to help improve your research results.

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Analytical Techniques for Advanced Materials 2.0

For a 2nd year material science researchers from around the globe gathered for an innovative online experience where we explored the latest cutting edge analytical solutions used to enable the development of new and advanced materials. Watch presentations from leading materials scientists, access hundreds of technical papers and videos – all without leaving your desk! Remember, this event already took place but registering will give you access to the presentations for all of 2018.

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Since mineral oil hydrocarbons are difficult to biodegrade, it is very important to control the contamination of environmental samples by MOHs. The analysis of mineral oil hydrocarbons in drinking water, surface water, and waste water is defined by the European standard EN ISO 9377-2, colloquially referred to as H53. The Nexis GC-2030 with OCI-2030 injector enables efficient H53 measurements as short narrow-bore columns can be combined with a retention gap or a simple on-column liner. With the help of...

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The presence and identification of cutting agents in seized drug exhibits collected in two U.S. states has been confirmed by a dilute‐and‐shoot procedure involving GC/MS followed by LC/MS on a quadrupole-time-of-flight instrument.

Toxicology laboratories have to deal with a huge number of drugs and other compounds, including some, such as new psychoactive substances (NPSs), where standard samples and even library data may not be readily available. Scientists from the University Hospital of Rennes (France) and the University of Geneva used molecular networking software, which identifies similarities in spectral data, on LC-MS/MS results from three different toxicology cases.

By combining novel versions of two extraction methods, Iranian chemists have produced a process for extracting paracetamol from human urine that is not only more effective than previous versions but also faster.

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The Basics of Micro-LC

Thorsten Teutenberg, Terence Hetzel, Denise Loeker, Juri Leonhardt

Apr 3, 2018

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For some time “sustainable processes” has been the phrase on everyone’s lips. As far as analytical labs are concerned there are many possibilities for saving energy or rather for using resources more efficiently. Besides the real “energy guzzlers” such as extractors and safety cabinets, complex analysis apparatus has to be subjected to critical system checks, too.

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.

Ion source pressure plays a significant role in the process of ionization and the subsequent ion transmission inside a mass spectrometer. Pressurizing the ion source to a gas pressure greater than atmospheric pressure is a relatively new approach that aims to further improve the performance of atmospheric pressure ionization sources. A brief review on the development of super-atmospheric pressure ion sources, including high-pressure electrospray, field desorption and superheated ESI, and the strategies to...

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Radiation and Health is a specialty section of Frontiers in Public Health.

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