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April 2017 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Welcome to our April issue! In Upfront, we show how fingerprint biomarkers shed light on a controversial novelist’s final days, offer up fast food with a side of fluoroalkyls and give you a taste of the world’s smelliest fruit. Scientists sniff out the smell of death (and life) in our cover feature, while Suhas Nawada explains how 3D printing could help make 3D-LC a reality. The second part of our ‘Joining Forces’ series takes on novel psychoactive substances in the cloud, and we Sit Down With Texas titan, Kevin Schug.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Education Professional Development

Communicating or Confusing?

| Charlotte Barker

When sharing work with peers, perhaps it’s best to keep it simple, says Editor Charlotte Barker

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Stink Fruit

| Joanna Cummings

GC-O helps solve the olfactory puzzle of the world’s smelliest fruit

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

The Master and Macromolecules

| Joanna Cummings

LC-MS/MS identifies fingerprints on the 75-year-old manuscript of a famous Russian novel

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Finger Lickin’ Fluoroalkyls

| Joanna Cummings

PIGE spectroscopy tracks the ecotoxic compounds in our fast food wrappers

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Prepping for PREP

| Charlotte Barker

Symposium Chair Giorgio Carta tells us what we can expect from PREP 2017 in Philadelphia

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Texas Stars

| Charlotte Barker

Saddle up for new adventures and old challenges at ISCC & GC×GC in May

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

SCIEX Safety Notice

| Joanna Cummings

SCIEX recall API 4000, API 4000 QTRAP, and API 5000 instruments

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Beijing and Biotransformation

| Joanna Cummings

Products, partnerships, investments - what’s going on in the analytical science business?

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Image of the Month

| Joanna Cummings

Triboelectric nanogenerators can boost mass spectrometer sensitivity

Business & Education Professional Development

Deadline for Humanity

| Rich Whitworth

Entries for the Humanity in Science Award will close on May 1, 2017

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

What’s the Most Dangerous Color?

| Elena Ibañez

Going green: taking risks can lead to great rewards in science and in life.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Perfect Partners

| Kevin Schug

Open your mind to industry partnerships, and you never know where it might take you…

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Alternative Atomic Spectroscopy

| Michael Webb

Solution-cathode glow discharge is the answer to atomic spectroscopy’s most frustrating traits

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Don’t Prepare to Fail

| Victoria Samanidou

Is sample preparation still the bottleneck of analytical chemistry?

Fields & Applications Gas Chromatography

The Case of the Decaying Cadaver

| Jean-Francois Focant, Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto

Can GC×GC offer investigators the ability to sniff out the ‘smell of death’?

Fields & Applications Liquid Chromatography

Three. That's the Magic Number

| Suhas Nawada

3D printing helps translate 3D-LC from theory into reality

Fields & Applications Liquid Chromatography

Lessons I’ve Learned, with Hernan Cortes

| Hernan Cortes

Life as an industry scientist, the chromatography ‘family’ and the secret to happiness

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Joining Forces: Drugs in the Cloud

| Eric Fotheringham, Petur Dalsgaard

A partnership forged to fight against novel psychoactive substances

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Texas Titan

| Kevin Schug

Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Texas Arlington

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Determination of Aflatoxin M1 in Milk

| Juliane Boettcher and Kate Monks

Fast and isocratic method with solid phase extraction, fluorescence detection and post column derivatization with an UVE photochemical reactor

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