Articles on: GC/MS

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In September 2008 almost 52,000 infants in China suffered urinary problems from consumption of melamine contaminated baby-formulas and some other dairy products (WHO, 2009). By the end of November 2008¬†almost 300,000 infants were affected and six deaths have been confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Health. A low level of melamine contamination was also found […]

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Gas Chromatography (GC) is one of the primary analytical techniques used in every CSI laboratory.

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Folks from India extracted 99.6% pure eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) using silver ion (argentation) column chromatography from hydrolyzed sardine oil. The individual fatty acids were determined as fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) by gas-liquid chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy as FAME and N-acyl pyrrolidides.

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Thank God for Greg’s post “Odeur d’Asperge” over at Carbon Tet! The mystery is solved, and I thought my kidneys were failing and I would have to spend the rest of my life on dialysis. This spring I had become an avid admirer of the young asparagus shoots. And practically everyday for breakfast I had […]

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Cocaine is presently the most abused substance in Americas; however, the stimulant is gaining new advocates at an alarming rate in western Europe as well. In 2005, a group of researches from Italy analyzed water samples from the Po River in northern Italy for the presence of cocaine and its main urinary metabolite – benzoylecgonine […]

  

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