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GC-MS – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Keeping Up With the Drive for Microplastics Detection

We spoke to Geoff Winkett and Michel van den Berge from Agilent, about the issues posed by microplastics analyses and how molecular spectroscopy is rising to the challenge.
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News

Effects of Wildfires on Grapes and Wine Revealed by Chemical Analysis

An analysis of more than 200 grape and wine samples has provided guidelines for using analytical chemistry to identify wines that have been affected by smoke from wildfires.
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News

Wild Strawberry Aroma Obtained From an Unlikely Source

Scientists have come up with a naturally derived wild strawberry aroma by having an edible fungus make it from blackcurrant juice production waste.
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Article

Pyrolysis-GC-MS: A Powerful Tool for Microplastics Analysis

In this article, we explore py-GC-MS, how it can be used in the field of microplastic analysis and the advantages it may offer over traditional methods based on microscopy or spectroscopy.
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Plants Developed That Act as Organic Pollutant Monitors

Researchers have successfully developed plants that can be used to detect organic pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which contaminate soil and water.
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Article

Microplastic Detection

This article highlights the adverse impact of microplastics (MPs) on our environment, detection methods for MPs and the challenges in the detection of MPs.
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News

Using the "Smell of Fear" To Protect Crops

For home gardeners and farmers, herbivorous insects present a major threat to their crop yields. Researchers now report they have developed a way to bottle the “smell of fear” produced by predators to repel and disrupt destructive insects naturally without harsh substances.
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News

Which Plant-Based Burgers Smell the Most Like Real Beef?

Many people are now open to trying plant-based alternatives, as long as they closely resemble the taste, odor, appearance and texture of real beef. Now, researchers report that the aromas of a couple of plant-based burgers come close to the real deal when they are cooking.
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Article

Food Authenticity: Testing To Keep One Step Ahead

Scan the menu in a top-class restaurant and you may encounter premium ingredients that promise an exceptional dining experience. But things aren't always as they appear. What do we really know about such products, other than what the labels would have us believe? Sometimes, surprisingly little.
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Article

Risk Assessment and Expert Review of N-Nitrosamine Contaminants

In this article, David Elder discusses the identification of N-nitrosamine impurities in valsartan drug substances products in mid-2018 and highlights the regulatory response, sources of contamination and analytical methods used for identifying nitrosamines.
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