Ray Himmel Joins VUV Analytics as Senior Vice President of Sales

AUSTIN, Texas, January 29, 2018 (Newswire.com) – VUV Analytics Inc., the leader in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) absorption spectroscopy, has announced the addition of Ray Himmel as senior vice president of sales. ​ Mr. Himmel has an extensive track record of leading sales teams, including 15 years at Waters...

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AOCS 2018 @ Minneapolis Convention Center
May 6 @ 7:30 am – May 9 @ 5:00 pm
AOCS 2018 @ Minneapolis Convention Center | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

See Jonathan Smuts, Applications Scientist, Present on “Trans-fat Determination by Gas Chromatography Vacuum Ultraviolet Detection”

Vacuum ultraviolet detection for gas chromatography (GC-VUV) has been applied to the analysis of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). Here we specifically apply the technology for the quantitative determination of trans-fat in various food samples. Two GC columns are explored, 100 % cyanopropyl and a PEG-based column. Linearity is demonstrated and then used to calculate relative response factors. These are then applied to a variety of food samples: fish oil, biscuit, baby formula, gummy vitamin and butter. Finally, quantitative GC/VUV results are compared to GC/FID.

The AOCS Annual Meeting is recognized as a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids and related materials.  You can see the presentation live at the Annual Meeting in ANA 5: Marine Oils and Other Products, May 9th from 4:40PM – 5:00PM.

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ISCC GCxGC 2018 @ Riva del Garda Fierecongressi S.p.A.
May 13 @ 9:00 am – May 18 @ 5:00 pm
ISCC GCxGC 2018 @ Riva del Garda Fierecongressi S.p.A. | Riva del Garda | Trentino-Alto Adige | Italy

Visit VUV Analytics at Stand 18 in Riva del Garda Riva del Garda Fierecongressi to learn how GC-VUV simplifies GC applications.  Learn more about the compound identification capabilities of GC/MS-VUV, and get updated on the latest in GC-VUV analysis of FAMEs, PIONA, and residual solvents.

Poster Presentation #1: “Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy as a New Tool for GC Analysis of Terpenes in Flavors & Fragrances” by Alex Hodgson Wednesday, May 16th, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Poster Presentation #2: “Quantitative GC-VUV Analysis of Essential Oil Terpenes using Time Interval Deconvolution” by Alex Hodgson Thursday, May 17th, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Seminar —“GC-VUV Analysis from R&D to Production” Room 100, Wednesday, 5/16 at 15:45 – 16:45

Presentation — “Vacuum Ultraviolet Detection in Gas Chromatography: Is it a Complementary Tool to Mass Spectrometry?” Keynote Room 1000, Thursday, 5/17 at 17:45

The application base of vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopic detection for gas chromatography (GC-VUV) continues to expand. GC-VUV is applicable anywhere that GC alone is applicable, and it provides qualitative information that is highly complementary to mass spectrometric detection. That said, data treatment is actually simplified given the unique and additive nature of absorption spectra from 120 to 240 nm.

Unique spectra based on the electron shape of a molecule can be obtained to allow differentiation of a large variety of isomeric components and classes.

Less emphasis is needed on chromatographic method development, since co-eluting species can be easily deconvolved. For both isomer differentiation and deconvolution, spectral similarity can be measured and considered to predict and understand method performance in various applications.

Several applications like oil-to-oil correlation based on aromatic profiles, cis/trans differentiation of fatty acids, water determinations in organic streams, isomeric differentiation of  designer drugs and VUV selectivity of small industrial oxygenates will discussed in correlation to FID  and mass spectrometry detection.

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LUBRICANTS 2018 @ Hotel Belvedere Resort & Spa
May 16 @ 8:00 am – May 18 @ 5:00 pm
LUBRICANTS 2018 @ Hotel Belvedere Resort & Spa | Zakopane | małopolskie | Poland

Visit VUV distribution partner Labsolution at Lubricants 2018 to learn more about how GC-VUV can simplify your application.

Conference  The 9th International Scientific – Technical Conference LUBRICANTS 2018

Organizer: OIL AND GAS INSTITUTE – National Research Institute 


Hotel Belvedere Resort & Spa****

Droga do Białego 3
34-500 ZakopanePoland

Time: 16-18 May 2018

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The Analytical Scientist Webinar: A New Tool for More Reliable and More Detailed MOAH Analysis
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Analytical Scientist Webinar: A New Tool for More Reliable and More Detailed MOAH Analysis

A new tool for more reliable and more detailed MOAH analysis: Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet detection (GC-VUV)

Highly purified mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) are used in several food and cosmetic products. In these MOH materials low levels of (residual) Mineral oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH) can be present. The quantification of these compounds is by no means trivial. All samples contain a vast excess of MOSH (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons). The cause of these problems is often the use of non-selective analytical methods. Hans-Gerd will describe how GC-VUV provides a new solution to MOSH / MOAH analytical challenges through its unique selectivity.

Learning Objectives of Webinar:

  • Understand the importance of characterizing MOSH and MOAH compounds in food and cosmetic products.
  • Learn about the analytical challenges common to the separation and quantification of MOSH and MOAH compounds.
  • Gain insight into how the unique selectivity of GC-VUV enables the accurate identification and quantification of MOSH and MOAH compounds.

Presented by: Dr. Hans-Gerd Jannsen, Science Leader, Unilever Research Vlaardingen & Professor Analytical Chemistry, University of Amsterdam


Dr. Janssen is a Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Science Leader at Unilever Research Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. His research focuses on the development of novel methods for obtaining highly detailed compositional information on complex samples. He is well known for his work with comprehensive chromatography set-ups that combine high-resolution liquid chromatography and gas chromatography. He holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Eindhoven University of Technology.

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