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Splitting Up is Not Hard to Do – Configuring Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry for Gas Chromatography

Jack Cochran

As humans, we crave the comfort of the familiar, a friend of mine told me long ago.  It’s true, but I’ve always been willing to stretch…

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Simplifying a Complex Matrix….with Spectral Filters!

Alex Hodgson

A complex sample matrix is the bane of analytical chemistry, and it’s why we go through such pains in sample preparation and GC method development to…

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Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorbance Spectra – When a Little Means a Lot

Jack Cochran

As a gas chromatographer using MS the coeluting-isomer problem didn’t bother me too much, as it allowed me to practice the art of separation. Inevitably though,…

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Building the VUV Entourage in Terpene Analysis

Jack Cochran

In a recent “In My View” article I wrote for The Cannabis Scientist, which is a “mini magazine” from The Analytical Scientist, I posed the question…

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Forensic Drug Analysis Simplified

Paul Johnson

The VGA universal gas chromatography detector provides excellent measurement sensitivity and unmatched selectivity of co-eluting isomers without the need for chromatographic baseline resolution or calibration.

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When Chemistry Stops and Physics Begins

Norman Fraley

Norman Fraley, Principal Chemist Eurofins – Lancaster Laboratories I hate derivatization. That being said, I love derivatization. What is there not to love about such an…

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Solving a Growing Problem in a Budding Industry

Paul Johnson

The abuse of synthetic cannabinoids by teenagers, young adults, and the homeless population has led to thousands of hospitalizations and overdose deaths over the past several…

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What Do Forensics and Real Estate Have in Common? Location, Location, Location

Paul Johnson

Being an Austin based company, we’re all too familiar with how location impacts real estate value (and property tax). The rash of designer drug overdoses over…

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A Very Memorable Gulf Coast Conference 2016

Paul Johnson

As the calendar turns into November, it’s hard to believe that the annual conference took place three weeks ago. This was a memorable year for VUV…

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