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Techniques & Tools Technology, Petrochem, Mass Spectrometry

Record Breakers

The problem

For many years we struggled to analyze the maltenes components of a truly non-distillable fraction from a particular heavy petroleum sample. Along with our collaborators, we applied a variety of sample preparation and ionization approaches, but they all proved unsuccessful. The issue was – of course – the complexity of the sample.

As analytical science evolves, we must improve our experimental and data processing capabilities in order to characterize increasingly complex samples. Thus, if we are to continue to answer important questions across analytical applications, innovative new approaches are needed.
 

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About the Authors

Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano

Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK


Mark P. Barrow

Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

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