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Better Living Through (Flavor) Chemistry Part 3 – Terpenes in Essential Oils

Alex Hodgson, VUV Analytics

Alex Hodgson describes the analysis of terpenes in essential oils using headspace-GC-VUV. GC-VUV accurately identifies terpene isomers and is a useful tool for flavor compound authentication.

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VUV Spectroscopy of Smokeless Gunpowder

James Diekmann, VUV Analytics

James Diekmann describes smokeless gun powder analysis using a VGA-100 and Gerstel MPS2 autosampler with Solid-Phase Microextraction (SPME) capabilities. He discusses work to characterize a carryover…

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VUV Transfer Line GC

Jonathan Smuts

In his latest blog, Jonathan Smuts details the proper procedure for VUV transfer line connection and how it differs from Agilent’s recommended method.

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There’s a Wiggle in my Spectrum and It Makes Me Want to Giggle: Differences in Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorbance Spectra for Select Trans- and Cis- Olefin Isomers in Gasoline

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

Jack Cochran discusses how the hefty 3-hour run time and painful data review of detailed hydrocarbon analysis is not necessary when you have GC-VUV.

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One Response Factor to Rule Them All…

Jonathan Smuts, VUV Analytics

When a Relative Response Factor (RRF) is known for a compound within a given Spectral Filter (SF) range, it can be used to calculate RRFs for…

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Dilution IS the Solution: Handling Analyte Concentration Differentials with Makeup Gas Pressure Programming For GC-VUV

James Diekmann, VUV Analytics

Makeup gas pressure programming can be used to balance wide analyte concentration differences encountered in gas chromatography, allowing for proper compound identification and quantitative analysis by…

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You Can’t Fool VUV Analyze for PIONA Determinations in Gasoline!

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

PIONA GC analysis is simplified by VUV PIONA+ by ensuring correct PIONA compound class and speciation results despite changes in retention time due to temperature or…

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Proving It by VUVing It: Using a Higher GC Oven Start Temperature for Gasoline Analysis with a VUV Detector – ASTM D8071 System Validation Mixture

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

ASTM D8071 for PIONA GC compound gasoline analysis is optimized for 35°C GC oven starts. VUV PIONA+ provides temp start flexibility for PIONA GC analysis by…

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Your PIONA GC Analysis is Cool, but My Lab Ain’t: Using a Higher GC Oven Start Temperature for Gasoline Analysis with a VUV Detector

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

VUV PIONA+ allows oven start temp flexibility and can accommodate labs struggling to hit 35°C in their PIONA GC analysis. GC-VUV provides a single column, single…

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