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      7 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making with Solid Phase Extraction

      December 10, 2020 at 2:39 PM / by Maura Rury posted in Solvents, SPE solid phase extraction, solvent evaporation, application, drying extracts

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      Solid phase extraction (SPE) is a powerful sample preparation tool that makes it possible to extract semi-volatile organic compounds with varying physical and chemical properties. When used properly, this tool will simultaneously extract hundreds of analytes from the most challenging sample matrices. When used improperly – well, this tool can quickly become as effective as using a hammer to paint the walls in your house.

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      What’s Your Grade? I’m usually ACS, although sometimes I’m Reagent.

      December 4, 2020 at 1:54 PM / by Stephen Panos posted in Solvents, SPE solid phase extraction, application, epa method 525.2

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      If you’re reading this and raising your eyebrows, you’ve never had, what I like to call, the “grade discussion.” I don’t mean the discussion between high school or college students who are comparing grades after a big mid-term or final exam (although I used to do that too). I mean the discussion over the solvent grade you use in your laboratory.

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