Emerald Conference 2017: A Chromatographer’s Perspective on Cannabis

Emerald Cannabis Conference San Diego Phenomenex

Cannabis is a growing like a weed! The third annual Emerald Conference was held early February this year in San Diego, CA, USA and the turnout was incredible. From a general point of view, the cannabis industry is undergoing changes that will provide consumer’s confidence for their safety.  From a Continue Reading

Milton’s Featured Method: Chlorinated Pesticides from Poultry Fat

Concerns surrounding pesticide contamination are not limited to fruits and vegetables. According to Toxics Action Center, pesticides are used almost everywhere: not only in agricultural fields, but also in homes, parks, schools, buildings, forests, and roads.

The Man, The Myth, The Milton: Meet our Newest Teammate!

Full-time chromatography enthusiast, analyst, and guest blogger (with devilishly good looks).

VIDEO: Important Message from the Global Council of Finger Safety

No actual fingers were harmed in the making of this propaganda video. The Global Council of Finger Safety is not a real council because we have yet to be recognized by the International Council of Officially Recognized Councils (ICORC). However, we will not let that deter us from delivering our Continue Reading

7 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About GC

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Addressing Cannabis Research Challenges with Gas Chromatography

With marijuana decriminalization on the rise in the United States, many people might expect to see more sophisticated systems of labeling and identification in their newly sanctioned cannabis products. Easier said than done.

Technical Tip: Early Eluting Peak Shape

Depending on method conditions, early eluting compounds are apt to have poor peak shapes. Within are some steps that can be implemented to help minimize any distortions to early eluting peaks in gas chromatography.

How Does Temperature Affect a Compound’s Retention Time?

The boiling point is the temperature where liquid has enough energy that molecules transferring into the vapor phase exert a pressure that is equal to the outside pressure. This allows molecules anywhere—not just the surface—to transfer to the gas phase.

Is Water Safe To Inject In Gas Chromatography?

In the first GC columns, gas chromatography phases were simply coated onto the column. This was mostly the case with packed columns, but also the same with the very first capillary columns. Injecting water onto these phases dissolved the phase and caused the phase to elute from the columns.

Technical Tip: Septum Bleed

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