Author(s): Jason S. Herrington
Published By: Elsevier
Year of Publication: 2015
Abstract: In his chapter of the newly published book, Monitoring of Air Pollutants: Sampling, Sample Preparation and Analytical Techniques (ed. P. Forbes), author Jason Herrington discusses the numerous ambient air sampling methods that are available and provides guidance in determining which technique is the best approach for a given scenario. This chapter provides a practical overview of whole-air, in-field concentration and particulate matter (PM) methods using sampling bags, canisters, impingers/bubblers, solid sorbents (coated and uncoated), and PM fractionators. After reading this chapter, technicians should be able to determine which method best suits their application, as well as understand proper sampling, sample preparation, and sample storage procedures. In addition, readers will become familiar with the advantages and limitations of different methodologies.
Author(s): Sharon Lupo
Published By: Restek Corporation
Year of Publication: 2015
Abstract: As the demand for testing of pain management drugs increases, many laboratories are turning to LC-MS/MS for its increased speed, sensitivity, and specificity. The methods shown here use a Raptor™ Biphenyl column because it provides fast, accurate analysis of 231 drugs and drug metabolites.
Restek has now extended the speed and reliability of Raptor™ column technology into the HILIC realm with the addition of Raptor™ FluoroPhenyl columns. Restek’s Raptor™ FluoroPhenyl phase offers chromatographers the ability to run in reversed-phase or HILIC mode for a variety of compounds. The Restek® Raptor™ FluoroPhenyl column is also amenable to LC-MS because it is extremely reliable and efficient with acidic mobile phases.
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Author(s): Jack Cochran
Published By: LCGC’s The Column
Issue: Volume 11, Issue 21
Year of Publication: 2015
For the full issue, visit http://images2.advanstar.com/PixelMags/lctc/digitaledition/November23-2015-uk.html
Abstract: Jack Cochran’s new column “Practical GC” aims to provide readers with practical advice and new experimental evidence for how to get the best results from their gas chromatography (GC) systems. The first article in a series on split injection GC focuses on the advantages of using “shoot-and-dilute” GC.
On Thursday, December 17, Restek will kick off its inaugural Lunch&Learn event on Twitter! This free, hour-long chat forum will start at 12:00 p.m. noon, EST, and will focus on GC inlet troubleshooting, with an emphasis on the issues caused by temperature variations within and between inlets. Whether Restek customers or not, analysts are encouraged to follow the chat and join in with their own questions.
Panelists will include:
Scott Grossman (@ILoveGCLiners), Restek QC Supervisor and author of the article “It’s A Matter of Degrees, but Do Degrees Really Matter? An Observation of GC Inlet Temperature Profile and Inlet-to-Inlet Temperature Variability.”
Jonathan “Munch” Keim (@MunchAtRestek), Restek’s Education Coordinator and former Technical Service Manager.
To stay informed leading up to the chat, follow @Restek, @ILoveGCLiners, and @MunchAtRestek on Twitter.
At 12:00 p.m. noon, on Thursday, December 17, follow along by simply visiting https://twitter.com/hashtag/AskRestek and clicking All Tweets (app) or Live (browser). Periodically refresh your browser or Twitter feed to catch the latest posts.
To join in the conversation, simply tweet a question or comment and be sure to include #AskRestek
For additional help using Twitter, you can also go to https://support.twitter.com/categories/281#
#AskRestek is your direct line to Restek’s chromatography experts on Twitter. Follow Restek on Twitter now for this event and more valuable chromatography information: www.twitter.com/restek
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