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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Tree metabolite identification combats beetle devastation

The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that is currently destroying vast numbers of ash trees in North America. Scientists from Trent University, Peterborough and RB Consulting (both Ontario, Canada) used LC-MS to compare the metabolites from ash trees attacked by the insect with those from unaffected trees, thus providing a convenient method of early detection.

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System utilization is often recognized as the key to unlocking operational insights for effective laboratory productivity. However, the definitions of system utilization can vary greatly and can have dramatically different use models. Join us to discover the many ways to look at and interpret utilization data as well as other asset management data to build a complete picture of your lab. In this webinar, we will cover the multiple sources of utilization data, review the benefits and limitations of each...

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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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The individual fermentation characteristics of several non‐Saccharomyces yeasts for improving the aroma of Campbell Early wine have been studied by GC/MS using PCA to compare the volatile compositions of single and co-fermented wines.

Open database design lists pollutants in the Rhine

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Sep 4, 2019

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River water can contain a huge number of small molecules, such as pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and agrochemicals, making its analysis a challenge. Scientists from the Federal Institute of Hydrology (Koblenz, Germany) devised an LC-MS/MS database method for analysing river water, constructing a new, open database and applying it to samples from the Rhine.

Making MS more manageable by simplifying nomenclature

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Aug 21, 2019

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The nomenclature of the ions seen in mass spectrometry varies somewhat between one laboratory and another, hindering efforts to share data. Scientists from four French institutions, the University of Paris-Saclay, the University of Clermont Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand), the University of Toulouse and the INRA Centre of New Aquitaine (Bordeux), devised a rational nomenclature system for electrospray ionisation (ESI) LC/MS ions.

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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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