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      Do updated water testing methods result in safer produce?

      December 3, 2020 at 2:18 PM / by Maura Rury posted in SPE solid phase extraction, application, agriculture, pesticide

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      As the seasons change, I’m reminded of a quote by Theodore Roosevelt and its significance to the air, land and water that sustain us.

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      What is the purpose of methanol in an extraction method?

      December 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM / by Maura Rury posted in SPE solid phase extraction, oil and grease, HEM

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      Have you ever been extracting samples for oil and grease compounds using solid phase extraction (SPE) and thought, “why do I have to use all these different solvents, when I’m just trying to get my compounds to retain on, and then elute from, an SPE disk?”

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      Understanding SPE Retention Mechanisms

      December 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM / by Maura Rury posted in SPE solid phase extraction, Sample preparation, Sorbent, application

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      As a chemist, I’ve constantly stressed the importance of proper sample preparation. Whether I’m diluting, digesting, preconcentrating, extracting, or performing a combination of these, sample preparation is the key to making my analysis a success, yet it’s often the most challenging part of my workflow.

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      The Chemistry of SPE

      November 30, 2020 at 4:38 PM / by Maura Rury posted in SPE solid phase extraction, Solid-phase extraction, application, spe disk

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      If you’re like me, you start the new year off with a list of resolutions for the coming months – resolutions to be more fit or to secure a promotion at work, or to reduce your carbon footprint.

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      Tackling Emulsions Just Got Easier

      November 30, 2020 at 1:19 PM / by Maura Rury posted in SPE solid phase extraction, Solid-phase extraction, emulsions, LLE liquid-liquid extraction, LLE, application, awareness

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      Believe it or not, we’re all familiar with emulsions.  Have you ever added food oil to a pot of water while cooking?  That’s an emulsion.  Do you put dressing on your salad?  It should be called salad emulsion – although, that may not have the same edible appeal.  Do you drink milk?  Emulsion.  What about milk?  Butter?  Eggs?  All emulsions.

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