Derivatizing Reagents for GC – The Buffers Strike Back

Derivatizing Reagents

Our previous technical tip spoke about silylation reagents that may be used to derivatize a range of polar, acidic, and basic analytes to improve volatility and peak shape during gas chromatography. Silylating Continue Reading

Mycotoxins in Cannabis – Exploring More Comprehensive Testing

Mycotoxins in Cannabis

Reprinted with the kind permission of International Labmate Ltd – first printed in International Labmate,  November 2020, Volume45 Issue 7 – www.intlabmate.com The Movement Towards More Comprehensive Testing of Mycotoxins in Cannabis Guest Author Continue Reading

Derivatization in Gas Chromatography (GC) Explained

GC Derivatization tip

Gas Chromatography is a fantastic technique to achieve exceedingly sharp peaks and resolutions within a complex mixture of analytes. But each analyte must be volatile to facilitate GC analysis. Derivatization Continue Reading

The Importance of a Well Prepared Mobile Phase Explained

mobile phase buffers

Guest Author – Helen Whitby, PhD A buffer is an AQUEOUS solution containing a weak acid and its conjugate base (or a weak base and its conjugate acid). The pH of a buffer solution changes Continue Reading

HILIC Technical Tip for Stronger Analytical Methods

HILIC Technical Tip

Technical Tip: Engineering successful analytical methods using HILIC as an alternative retention mechanism Overview: This technical tip will outline hydrophilic interaction chromatography (or hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography, HILIC) as an alternative retention mechanism that is particularly effective for LC-MS. Continue Reading

LC Tubing – How to Set Bend Radius with SecurityLINK

LC Tubing - How to set bend radius

Gust Author – Genevieve Hodson – Senior Technical Specialist Liquid chromatography (LC) tubing can be made from a few different types of materials depending on the needs of the laboratory. Continue Reading

The Science of Champagne Bubbles: The Pop Is Just the Start!

science behind champagne bubbles

It’s almost a new year and many of you will probably be popping some sparkling wine (or Champagne) and toasting it to friends and family. But before the clock strikes Continue Reading

Artificial Snow – The History, The Science, and DIY Tips

artifical snow

One of the greatest holiday movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life” brought more to the world than just an excellent performance by Jimmy Stewart. It introduced Hollywood to a new type Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Science – 5 Fun and Easy Activities to Do This Holiday

Thanksgiving Science Activities

It’s been said many times, but this year’s Thanksgiving is definitely going to be different from past years. So we wanted to bring a little bit of cheer to your Continue Reading