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Application Notes by Phenomenex

Improved Analysis of EPA Method 8270D

| Contributed by Phenomenex

An improved method for EPA Method 8270D has been exhibited on a Zebron ZB-SemiVolatiles GC column. The benefits of this method include • Fast run times while still maintaining resolution of key compounds like benzo[b]fluoranthene and benzo[k]fluoranthene • Great peak shape of typically poor performing compounds like phenols and amines

Enhancing Sensitivities and Peak Capacities for UHPLC-MS Fast Gradient Analyses

| Contributed by Phenomenex

When compared to 1.7 μm fully porous materials, the ultra-high efficiency and low backpressures provided by Kinetex core-shell 2.6 μm columns, provides users opportunities to go beyond what is traditionally accepted for UHPLC runs. To match backpressures exerted by 1.7 μm fully porous columns, large increases in coreshell column length and/or system flow rate is required. When gradient conditions are maintained, increases in flow rate and length result in an increase in peak capacity on the order of 26 %. When MS conditions are optimized to compensate for new flow rates, sensitivity increases of up to 3.5 times are observed and furthermore, peak capacity figures increase by almost 70 %.

Easy Method Transfer from UHPLC to HPLC

| Contributed by Phenomenex

The scalability of the 1.7, 2.6, and 5μm Kinetex® core-shell particles is illustrated in this study. This flexibility makes Kinetex the only core-shell particles in the market that are optimized for different system platforms and are transferable from UHPLC systems to conventional HPLC systems to preparative applications.

Analysis of Sugar Alcohol Excipients in Pharmaceutical Tablet Formulations

| Contributed by Phenomenex

Rezex ion exclusion HPLC columns are the solution for several published USP methodologies. The Rezex RPM (Pb+2) and RCM/ RCU (Ca+2) phases will give you the selectivity needed while the short Rezex RPM 100 x 7.8 mm columns will help to increase throughput.

Fast Separation of Chlorinated Pesticides

| Contributed by Phenomenex

Pesticides are classes of chemicals that are used to treat or con- trol outbreaks of pests, especially insects. Food production as well as safety and health organizations heavily rely on pesticides to increase food yields and / or control disease outbreak spread by insects. Some pesticides have proven hazardous to other animals or the environment and have either been restricted or banned. The need to monitor products, especially foods, for pesticides is es- sential as more pesticides are being discovered to have adverse effects.

Method Development for Reversed Phase Chiral LC/MS/MS Analysis

| Contributed by Phenomenex

Five different Lux® polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases were explored in the reversed phase elution mode using mobile phases consisting of 0.1 % formic acid in acetonitrile or methanol to demonstrate the feasibility of LC/MS/MS analysis of a variety of acidic pharmaceutical racemates.

Rapid LC/MS/MS Analysis of Antibiotics in Meat for Human Consumption

| Contributed by Phenomenex

In modern mass production operations, many animal feeds, which are used in beef, pork, chicken and turkey production, contain antibiotics as prophylactics.1 The beta-lactam, macrolide, sulfonamide, tetracycline, and other antibiotics are an indispensable part of food animal production and help to maintain the optimal health of the animals. However, the residues of antibiotics remaining in animal-derived human foods may pose potential human health hazards toxicologically, microbiologically or immunopathologically.1, 2, 3, 4 Many countries have implemented a series of regulations governing the use, dosage, and withdrawal times for many of these antibiotic compound classes in animal production.

Analyzing Pesticide Residues in Lettuce

| Contributed by Phenomenex

The European Standard EN 15662 method for pesticide residues in foods is described for the analysis of 25 pesticides and 2 internal standards from lettuce using a Phenomenex roQ QuEChERS EN 15662 Extraction Kit and roQ dSPE Kit for sample preparation. Analysis was performed by LC/MS/MS using a Luna® C18(2) HPLC column and GC/MS using a ZebronTM ZB-5MSi column. The roQ dSPE Kit effectively removed matrix interferences from the lettuce matrix and featured ease of use aspects as compared to other QuEChERS kits including leak-free tubes and user friendly extraction salt packets.

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