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2015 Free Sample Issues of Key Analytical Science Journals

The 2015 free sample issues of all our Analytical Chemistry journals are now available!

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2015: International Year of Light

The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.

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Green coffee: Mineral deposits by FAAS

David Bradley

Apr 15, 2015

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Unroasted, green, coffee beans have become a popular alternative to regular coffee because of purported health benefits so getting a clearer picture of what mineral ions and other components might be present in different infusions is important. Now, a fast and simple method for the analysis of infusions has been developed - high resolution-continuum source flame atomic absorption spectrometry - the technique can provide total concentrations of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and manganese ions.

Bomb and table-top acid dissolution procedures and ICP-MS were used to determine the mass fractions of trace elements in the iron formation reference materials FER-1, FER-2, FER-3, FER-4 and IF-G.

FAAS (flame atomic absorption spectroscopy)  has been used to determine the concentration of essential trace metals, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc, in breast milk. The results  suggest that normal dietary intake do not affect levels available to breastfeeding infant and so mothers should be encouraged to take a supplement when they are deficient.

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We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

Professor Tony Mallet of the University of Greenwich presents an essay on elemental compositions from 'accurate mass' determinations.

See how you can determine the emission spectra of hydrogen and other elements with a diffraction grating, a meterstick, and a little trigonometry.

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ChemSusChem is a top interdisciplinary journal for research at the interface of chemistry and sustainability. The journal features the best research on sustainability and energy by publishing contributions from chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, and biotechnology

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May contain peanuts - IR will tell

Steve Down

Apr 16, 2015

Traces of peanuts in wheat flour can be detected by near-IR hyperspectral imaging, so that food packaging can now be labelled with more certainty to avoid medical emergencies.

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Pittcon 2014 Editors' Gold Award – Texas Instruments

Date: Mar 10, 2014

Eileen Skelly Frame talks with this year's Pittcon Editors' Award Gold winners, Texas Instruments, about their DLP NIR scan technology.

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