A challenging analysis led to a new method able to extract a greater number of unique chemical compositions that ever before from a single petroleum sample – and could have applications in biology and beyond
Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano, Mark P. Barrow | | Longer Read
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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