All content is courtesy of VUV Analytics and its collaborators, and re-use must be specifically authorized by its authors and contributors.
Residual Solvent Analysis – The Lazy Analytical Chemist

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

Jack describes how unique VUV spectra enabled the deconvolution of co-eluting analytes that occurred during fast GC-VUV of residual solvent analysis of Class 3 compounds.

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

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

Jack explains how VUV spectroscopy is compatible with mass spectrometry and offers advantages such as isomer differentiation, compound class analysis, and uniform response factors for unknown…

Read More >
Simplifying a Complex Sample Matrix….with Spectral Filters!

Alex Hodgson, VUV Analytics

Alex describes the use of spectral filters to analyze compounds in complex matrices such as BHT and benzothiophene in transformer oils.

Read More >
Coeluting Peaks and VUV Absorbance Spectra – When a Little Means a Lot

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

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,…

Read More >
Building the VUV Entourage in Terpene Analysis

Jack Cochran, VUV Analytics

Jack describes how GC-VUV is an effective tool for cannabis terpene analysis. Isomer analysis by GC is straightforward and co-eluting peaks are spectrally resolved.

Read More >
Forensic Drug Analysis Simplified: Drug Analysis using Gas Chromatography

Paul Johnson, VUV Analytics

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.

Read More >
When Chemistry Stops and Physics Begins: Tobacco Smoke Analysis

Norman Fraley, Eurofins - Lancaster Laboratories

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…

Read More >
Positional Isomer Analysis: Solving a Growing Problem in a Budding Industry

Paul Johnson, VUV Analytics

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…

Read More >
What Does Seized Drug Analysis and Real Estate Have in Common? Location, Location, Location

Paul Johnson, VUV Analytics

The utility of GC-VUV as a tool for seized drug analysis is described. VUV spectroscopy is able to provide positive isomer identification, even when there are…

Read More >