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Now in its 15th year, Base Peak is the world's leading mass spectrometry resource and is dedicated to all aspects of MS including hyphenated techniques such as LC-MS and GC-MS, and related applications such as proteomics, pharmaceutical analysis, food quality analysis, environmental analysis, drug targeting and discovery as well as forensics and drug testing. 

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Fabric sweat testing: Armpit excretions distinguish material and gender

The sweat volatiles that escape from armpits onto clothing that were analysed by 2D-GC/MS can be used to distinguish between the types of fabric and examine the effects of washing, while also revealing the gender of the subjects.

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Analysis of Environmental Contaminants in Water Using an Agilent 6470 LC/TQ Instrument

The analytical demands for detecting organic contaminants in water at low ng/L level have pushed the development of new methodologies using LC/TQ instrumentation. In this regard, and in the last few years, advances in sensitivity and selectivity have made this challenge possible. This webinar will focus on the use of the new 6470 LC-MS-MS from Agilent Technologies for the sub ng/L level detection of several pharmaceuticals and pesticides in surface waters. Examples of optimization of several source...

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2017 Edition of Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs

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Available now from Wiley and Wiley-VCH, the 2017 edition of Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs

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Scientists with the FBI have adapted two ambient ionisation techniques for the rapid and accurate analysis of illegal drugs, illustrated with black tar heroin and Spice designer drugs.

A headspace GC/MS method has been devised for measuring two common antioxidants in chewing gum as a model of a complex food matrix.

Three common neonicotinoid insecticides have been detected in drinking water in the US after river water was passed through a conventional water treatment plant, presenting a risk to humans, but activated carbon filtration is a more successful treatment option

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Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

Ion source pressure plays a significant role in the process of ionization and the subsequent ion transmission inside a mass spectrometer. Pressurizing the ion source to a gas pressure greater than atmospheric pressure is a relatively new approach that aims to further improve the performance of atmospheric pressure ionization sources. A brief review on the development of super-atmospheric pressure ion sources, including high-pressure electrospray, field desorption and superheated ESI, and the strategies to...

In the current context of international conflicts and localized terrorist actions, there is unfortunately a permanent threat of attacks with unconventional warfare agents. Among these, biological agents such as toxins, microorganisms, and viruses deserve particular attention owing to their ease of production and dissemination. Mass spectrometry-based techniques for the detection and quantification of biological agents have a decisive role to play for countermeasures in a scenario of biological attacks.

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The Journal of Mass Spectrometry (JMS) publishes papers on a broad range of topics of interest to scientists working in both fundamental and applied areas involving the study of gaseous ions.

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Waters Empower Cloud

Date: Mar 8, 2017

Thomas Tucker from Waters Corporation discusses Empower Cloud, a cloud deployable, compliance ready enterprise Chromatography Data Software (CDS).

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