Two-dimensional Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (2D FT-ICR MS), developed in the 1980s, links the mass-to-charge ratios of precursors and fragments in complex samples. Compared to tandem mass spectrometry, 2D FT-ICR MS does not require isolated precursors and shows better resolution. Its applications have been limited, however, due to a lack of sophisticated computers.
Written by Fiona Gillespie for Chemistry World
During the months July – September 2015, the most downloaded Analyst articles were:
A critical comparison of protein microarray fabrication technologies
Valentin Romanov, S. Nikki Davidoff, Adam R. Miles, David W. Grainger, Bruce K. Gale and Benjamin D. Brooks
Analyst, 2014,139, 1303-1326
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01577G, Critical Review
Fluorescent and colorimetric sensors for environmental mercury detection
Guiqiu Chen, Zhi Guo, Guangming Zeng and Lin Tang
Analyst, 2015,140, 5400-5443
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00389J, Critical Review
Detection of calcium phosphate crystals in the joint fluid of patients with osteoarthritis – analytical approaches and challenges
Alexander Yavorskyy, Aaron Hernandez-Santana, Geraldine McCarthy and Gillian McMahon
Analyst, 2008,133, 302-318
DOI: 10.1039/B716791A, Critical Review
An overview of recent developments in the analytical detection of new psychoactive substances (NPSs)
Jamie P. Smith, Oliver B. Sutcliffe and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2015,140, 4932-4948
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00797F, Minireview
Recent advances in sample preparation techniques to overcome difficulties encountered during quantitative analysis of small molecules from biofluids using LC-MS/MS
Caroline Bylda, Roland Thiele, Uwe Kobold and Dietrich A. Volmer
Analyst, 2014,139, 2265-2276
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00094C, Minireview
Turn-on fluorescent cyanide sensor based on copper ion-modified CdTe quantum dots
Li Shang, Lihua Zhang and Shaojun Dong
Analyst, 2009,134, 107-113
DOI: 10.1039/B812458B, Paper
Influence of dsDNA fragment length on particle binding in an evanescent field biosensing system
Marjo Koets, Kim van Ommering, Liqin Wang, Emilie Testori, Toon H. Evers and Menno W. J. Prins
Analyst, 2014,139, 1672-1677
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01999C, Paper
Illuminating disease and enlightening biomedicine: Raman spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool
David I. Ellis, David P. Cowcher, Lorna Ashton, Steve O’Hagan and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2013,138, 3871-3884
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00698K, Critical Review
Trends in aptamer selection methods and applications
Meral Yüce, Naimat Ullah and Hikmet Budak
Analyst, 2015,140, 5379-5399
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00954E, Minireview
Plasmon-enhanced optical sensors: a review
Ming Li, Scott K. Cushing and Nianqiang Wu
Analyst, 2015,140, 386-406
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN01079E, Critical Review
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You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).
For your article to be considered for the SERS themed issue we must receive your manuscript by April 15th 2016.
Guest Edited by Professors Duncan Graham (University of Strathclyde, UK), Richard Van Duyne (Northwestern University, USA) and Bin Ren (Xiamen University, China) this upcoming themed issue will be dedicated to this innovative field.
SERS has become a mature vibrational spectroscopic technique in the chemical, material, and life sciences. Recently there has been significant development in this area of research and now is an ideal time to have a special issue dedicated to recent advances.
Both Communications and full papers are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.
Written by Harriet Brewerton for Chemistry World
Scientists in the US have designed a simple and inexpensive electrochemical device that monitors bacteria metabolites to gauge the effect of antibiotics.
Monitoring bacterial growth is important for rapidly treating infections with the lowest effective concentration of antibiotics. The effectiveness of antibiotics is traditionally tested by adding patient samples to antibiotic mixtures then visually inspecting the antibiotic growth. However, this method requires large amounts of reagents and does not consider the effect of antibiotics on the bacterial biofilm.
Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>
EUROPT[R]ODE XIII is due to take place at the University of Graz in Austria between 20th – 23rd March 2016.
‘Covering all aspects related to the research, development and application of optical chemical sensors and biosensors‘
Dates for your diary:
Will you be at the SCIX conference on Sept 27-Oct 2 in Providence, RI, USA?
Come and learn about our journals and find out why RSC Publishing is the best home for your research.
The following Editorial staff will be attending SCIX and would be pleased to meet you and answer your questions:
We’re delighted to be presenting two joint symposia with the ACS on “Analysis with Photons: Laser & Synchrotron Spectroscopy Science & Applications”, so do join us.
Monday, Sep 28, 9:15am, Room 554A/B
Wednesday, Sep 30, 3:50pm, Room 554A/B
Please feel free to get in touch with us before the conference to arrange a meeting.
We look forward to meeting you in Providence!
Written by Harriet Brewerton for Chemistry World
Scientists in the US have developed a simple paper-based sensor for detecting bromide ions in water. The device could be used to check if fracking fluids have seeped into water supplies.
Fracking involves forcing large amounts of fracking fluid – a mix of water, sand, biocides and other chemicals – into shale fractures at high pressure to extract shale gas. The resulting wastewater contains high concentrations of toxic chemicals including bromide, chloride and iodide ions and organic pollutants, and some wells can use around 17,000 cubic metres of water. Municipal treatment plants cannot cope with this volume of waste, and toxic halogenated byproducts can be created by the disinfection process.
You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science.
For your article to be considered for the Carbon & Graphene themed issue we must receive your manuscript by December 11th 2015.
Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this upcoming themed issue will showcase the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.
Unconfined by traditional discipline boundaries the issue will include carbon quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and (nano)diamonds in the fields of electroanalysis, spectroscopy, and separation sciences. Recently there has been significant development in this area of research and now is an ideal time to have a special issue dedicated to recent advances.
Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.
Cancer themed issues across the Royal Society of Chemistry publications portfolio
Cancer remains a devastating disease with 580,350 deaths and 1.66 million new cases reported in the US alone in 2013. With 7.5 million deaths worldwide, cancer is the number 1 killer globally. Although 5-year survival rates have risen from 50% in 1975-77 to 68% in 2003-2008, major challenges remain toward further improving survival rates. The keys to realizing increased 5-year survival rates depend on significant improvements in early detection strategies as well as personalized treatment selection and effectively monitoring for disease recurrence. All of these focus areas can be enhanced through the development of new technological tools.
Thus, the following themed issues will serve as a timely dissemination of new technologies that hold promise for the management of a variety of cancer-related diseases.
ANALYST: Innovative tools for cancer screening, detection and diagnostics
Guest Editors Steve Soper, University of North Carolina, USA. Avraham Rasooly National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA. Will be published as issue 1 2016, with the whole issue permanently free to access.
This themed issue will be devoted to new technologies focused on the management of cancer-related diseases and will cover a broad spectrum of new innovations including optical sensors (SERS, fluorescence, plasmon resonance, etc.), drug delivery vehicles, affinity agents, imaging contrast agents, microfluidics/nanofluidics and cell-based assays to name a few.
BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE: Polymeric biomaterials for cancer nanotechnology
Published in July 2015. Guest Editors: Jianjun Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA. The themed issue can be viewed here.
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY: Stems cells and cancer
Guest Editors Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff and Pamela Cowin, New York University Langone School of Medicine. To be published in summer, 2016, articles will be temporarily free to access for duration of promotion period.
The precise focus of this issue is to be confirmed, but it will be restricted to invited authors only.
NANOSCALE: Nanoscale approaches for cancer diagnosis and treatment
Guest Editors: Zhuang Liu, Soochow University and Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St. Louis. This themed issue will be published in 2016 and articles will be temporarily free to access for the duration of the promotion period. Articles will showcase recent developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology for cancer research, from diagnosis, to imaging and treatment. The themed issue is for invited authors only.
POLYMER CHEMISTRY: Polymeric materials for anti-cancer drug delivery
Coordinated by the Editorial Office, articles in this subject area will be organised together to form a web-only collection. These articles will be temporarily free to access for the duration of the promotion period.
MEDCHEMCOMM: Small molecules in Cancer Immunotherapy
Planning is in the early stages, with articles likely to come through in summer/autumn 2016.