HOT articles in Analytical Methods

Take a look at our recent HOT Analytical Methods articles, these are now free to access for the next few weeks!

Simultaneous separation and sensitive detection of four ß2-agonists in biological specimen by CE-UV with field-enhanced sample injection method
Cheng Chen, Lingchen Meng, Meixian Li and Zhiwei Zhu
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI
: 10.1039/C4AY02385D

Microwave-assisted synthesis of resveratrol imprinted polymers with enhanced selectivity
Lachlan J. Schwarz, Mahesh K. Potdar, Basil Danylec, Reinhard I. Boysen and Milton T. W. Hearn
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02518K

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High throughput analysis of four Sudan dyes using direct analysis in real time-mass spectrometry
Ze Li, Yi-Wei Zhang, Yi-Ding Zhang, Yu Bai and Hu-Wei Liu
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02409E

Structural dependency of collagen fibers on ion types revealed by in situ second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging method
Xuye Lang and Julia G. Lyubovitsky
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02242D

Development and Validation of a Quantitative Method for Determination of Retigabine and its N-Acetyl Metabolite; Overcoming Challenges Associated with Circulating Labile N-Glucuronide Metabolites
Hermes Licea Perez, Sharon L. Boram and Christopher A. Evans
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02599G

HYPHENATION OF SINGLE-DROP MICROEXTRACTION WITH LASER-INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROMETRY FOR TRACE ANALYSIS IN LIQUID SAMPLES: A VIABILITY STUDY
M. A. Aguirre, H. Nikolova, M. Hidalgo and A. Canals
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02218A

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HOT articles in Analytical Methods

Take a look at our recent HOT Analytical Methods articles, these are now free to access for the next few weeks!


Screening and Structural Characterization of Potential a-Glucosidase Inhibitors from Radix Astragali Flavonoids Extract by Ultrafiltration LC-DAD-ESI-MSn

Wenyue Jiang, Hong Kan, Pengdong Li, Shu Liu and Zhongying Liu
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02081B
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Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging (SPRi) for Multiplexed Evaluation of Bacterial Adhesion onto Surface Coatings

Pegah N. Abadian and Edgar D. Goluch
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02094D

A rapid DNA lateral flow test for the detection of transgenic maize by isothermal amplification of the 35S promoter

Claudia Kolm, Robert L. Mach, Rudolf Krska and Kurt Brunner
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01997K

Double carboxyl silicane modified graphene oxide coated silica composite as sorbent for solid-phase extraction of quarternary alkaloids

Houmei Liu, Yong Guo, Xusheng Wang, Yikun Li, Xiaojing Liang and Xia Liu
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02172J

Proteomic identification of organic additives in the mortars of ancient Chinese wooden buildings

Huiyun Rao, Bo Li, Yimin Yang, Qinglin Ma and Changsui Wang
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01766H

Chromatographic characteristics of water-soluble vitamins with irradiation processing and its application

Ying Li, Changyin Lv, Qiang Sun, Ying Zhao and Yunjing Li
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01312C
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A new colorimetric protocol for selective detection of phosphate based on the inhibition of peroxidase-like activity of magnetite nanoparticles

Chuanxia Chen, Lixia Lu, Yu Zheng, Dan Zhao, Fan Yang and Xiurong Yang
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02461C

Sequential Detection of Fe3+ and As3+ Ions by Naked Eye through Aggregation and Dis-Aggregation of Biogenic Gold Nanoparticles

Somasundaram Kaviya and Edamana Prasad
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02342K

Synthesis and evaluation of a silica-bonded concanavalin A material for lectin affinity enrichment of N-linked glycoproteins and glycopeptides

Yujie Liu, Dongmei Fu, Yuansheng Xiao, Zhimou Guo, Long Yu and Xinmiao Liang
Anal. Methods, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02286F

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HOT articles in Analytical Methods

Take a look at our recent HOT Analytical Methods articles, these are now free to access for the next few weeks!

Historical textile dyeing with Genista tinctoria L.: a comprehensive study by UPLC-MS/MS analysis
Lore G. Troalen,Ashley S. Phillips, David A. Peggie, Perdita E. Barranac and Alison N. Hulme
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8915-8923
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01509F

Separation of Carbon Quantum Dots on a C18 Column by a binary gradient elution via HPLC
Yan Lu,Jun Wang,Hongyan Yuanb and Dan Xiao
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8124-8128
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01052C

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Simultaneous Colorimetric Detection of Improvised Explosive Compounds using Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices
Kelley L. Peters,Inge Corbin,Lindsay M. Kaufman,Kyle Zreibe,Lucas Blanesb and Bruce R. McCord
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01677G

Microfluidic Devices for Label-Free and Non-Instrumented Quantitation of Unamplified Nucleic Acids by Flow Distance Measurement
Debolina Chatterjee, Danielle S. Mansfielda and Adam T. Woolley
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8173-8179
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01845A

The development of an autonomous sensing platform for the monitoring of ammonia in water using a simplified Berthelot method
Deirdre Cogan,John Cleary,Cormac Fay,Aoife Rickard,Kamil Jankowski,Thomas Phelan, Mark Bowkettb and Dermot Diamonda
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 7606-7614
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01359J

Fatty acid profile reveals toxic response in adipose tissue of C57BL/6J mice exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
Chuanqin Hu,Shuhai Lina and Zongwei Cai
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8207-8211
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01479K

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Direct determination of niobium at the low nanogram level in mineral waters and freshwaters
Montserrat Filella,David-Julien Magnenatb and Michaël Bensimonb
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8090-8093
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01860E

Paper-based electrochemical immunoassay for rapid, inexpensive cancer biomarker protein detection
C.K.Tang, A.Vazea and J.F.Rusling
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8878-8881
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01962H

Radioisotope-based XRF instrumentation for determination of lead in paint: an assessment of the current accuracy and reliability of portable analyzers used in New York State
Diana Guimarães,Tracie M. Cleaver,Steven F. Martin and Patrick J. Parsons
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY00819G

Development of combined salt and air assisted liquid-liquid microextraction as a novel sample preparation technique
Rouhollah Heydari and Sanaz Zarabi
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8469-8475
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01723D

Separation of Asparagine, Valine and Tetraethylammonium ions Overlapping in an Ion Mobility Spectrometer by clustering with Methanol introduced as a Modifier in the Buffer Gas
R. Fernandez-Maestre,C. Wu and H. H. Hill, Jr
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01814A

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Development of a sensitive and specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the determination of fludioxonil residues in fruit juices
Josep V. Mercader,Antonio Abad-Fuentes, Consuelo Agulló, Antonio Abad-Somovill and   Francesc A. Esteve-Turrillas
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8924-8929
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01756K

Induction of formation and conformational conversion of DNA G-quadruplex by fangchinoline
Wei Tan, Han Chen, Jiang Zhou, Ming Xub and Gu Yuan
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 8476-8481
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01881H

Application of online microdialysis coupled with liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry method in assessing neuroprotective effect of Coptidis Rhizoma on diabetic rats
Qianqian Wang, Jing Zhang, Zifeng Pi, Zhong Zheng, Junpeng Xing, Fengrui Song, Shu Liu and   Zhiqiang Liu
Anal. Methods
, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01809E

Highly Sensitive and Portable Mercury (II) Ions Sensor by Using Personal Glucose Meter
Xu Xue-tao, Liang Kai-yi and Zeng Jia-ying
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01502A

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Conference report: The 4th Workshop on Microfluidics

Conference report from The 4th Workshop on Microfluidics at the National Center for Research on Energy and Materials, by Angelo Luiz Gobbi

Posted on behalf of Angelo Luiz Gobbi, conference organiser of the 4th Workshop on Microfluidics

The 4th Workshop on Microfluidics was held at the National Center for Research on Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil) from July 24-25, 2014. Since 2011, the workshop has brought together young students, researchers, and companies from different states of Brazil to discuss topics related to the fundamentals, fabrication technologies, innovations, and applications in microfluidic science. This field has been spread out around different regions of the Brazil with great contributions for fabrication technologies as well as innovative developments and diverse applications.

For the second time, the event was supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Representing the scientific board of the IV Workshop on Microfluidics, Prof. Dr. José Alberto Fracassi da Silva presented the awards to the two best posters which were granted by Royal Society of Chemistry.

Furthermore, the Analytical Methods Award” was considered for the innovative and original work on Analytical Science. The winner was Mr. Paulo de Tarso Garcia from University of Goias. Mr. Garcia is a Ph.D. candidate under supervision of Dr. Wendell K. T. Coltro and he was also awarded with a book entitled: “The Cosmic-Chemical Bond ”. The work presented by Mr. Paulo describes the preparation and application of paper-based microfluidic devices for clinical assays. Metallic stamp was used to delimit the microfluidic regions. The device was applied for quantification of nitrite, bovine serum albumin, glucose, and urea.

The Lab on a Chip Award”, in turn, was considered for the most innovative work in the field of microfluidics. It was given to Ms. Debora Freitas do Nascimento, a Ph.D. candidate at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Maria de Fátima Vieira Marques. Ms. Nascimento was also prized with a Tablet. The developed work relies on the use of a microfluidic system to assemble monodisperse droplets containing poly(ethylene glycol), chitosan, and alginate with isoniazid as encapsulant.

Sincerely yours,

Angelo Luiz Gobbi

Microfabrication Laboratory – LNNano

Mr. Paulo de Tarso Garcia from University of Goias receiving the Analytical Methods prize

Ms. Debora Freitas do Nascimento from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro receiving the Lab on a Chip prize

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Congratulations to the Analytical Methods poster prize winner at Electrochem 2014

Congratulations to Hope Adamson who was recently awarded an Analytical Methods poster prize at the Electrochem2014conference which took place at Loughborough University, UK from 7th9th September. Hope Adamsons poster was entitled Fourier Transformed AC Voltammetry New insights into bioinorganic catalysts and she was awarded the prize by Professor Roger Mortimer, one of the organising committee members.

The Electrochemconference series is an established annual UK & Ireland event, where a cross-disciplinary range of electrochemistry, fundamental and applied, is on show with a particular view on broadening exchange of knowledge, providing information about the latest research developments, linking academia to industry and suppliers, and engaging with the next generation of electrochemists and electrochemical entrepreneurs.

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Top ten most accessed Analytical Methods articles from April to June 2014

During the months April – June 2014, the most downloaded Analytical Methods articles were:

Principal component analysis
Rasmus Bro and Age K. Smilde
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 2812-2831
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41907J

Fluorescence spectroscopy and multi-way techniques. PARAFAC
Kathleen R. Murphy, Colin A. Stedmon, Daniel Graeber and Rasmus Bro
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 6557-6566 
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41160E

Fluorescence turn-off detection of hydrogen peroxide and glucose directly using carbon nanodots as probes
Jianfei Wei, Li Qiang, Jun Ren, Xiangling Ren, Fangqiong Tang and Xianwei Meng
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 1922-1927
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41837E

Nanoparticles: a global vision. Characterization, separation, and quantification methods. Potential environmental and health impact
Ana López-Serrano, Riansares Muñoz Olivas, Jon Sanz Landaluze and Carmen Cámara
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 38-56 
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40517F

Let there be chip—towards rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices: one-step manufacturing processes
Ansgar Waldbaur, Holger Rapp, Kerstin Länge and Bastian E. Rapp
Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2681-2716
DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05253E

Photocatalytic reduction of CO2: a brief review on product analysis and systematic methods
Jindui Hong, Wei Zhang, Jia Ren and Rong Xu
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1086-1097
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY26270C
 

The Folin–Ciocalteu assay revisited: improvement of its specificity for total phenolic content determination
Juan Carlos Sánchez-Rangel, Jorge Benavides, J. Basilio Heredia, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos and Daniel A. Jacobo-Velázquez
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 5990-5999
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41125G

Rhodamine and BODIPY chemodosimeters and chemosensors for the detection of Hg2+, based on fluorescence enhancement effects
M. J. Culzoni, A. Muñoz de la Peña, A. Machuca, H. C. Goicoechea and R. Babiano
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 30-49
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25769F

Quantification of a-polylysine: a comparison of four UV/Vis spectrophotometric methods
Andrea Grotzky, Yuichi Manaka, Sara Fornera, Martin Willeke and Peter Walde
Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 1448-1455
DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00116C
 

OpenFluor– an online spectral library of auto-fluorescence by organic compounds in the environment
Kathleen R. Murphy, Colin A. Stedmon, Philip Wenig and Rasmus Bro
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 658-661
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41935E

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Recent HOT articles in Analytical Methods

Take a look at our new hot articles just published in Analytical Methods. These papers are all free to read for the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Chemical analysis of the Tibetan herbal medicine Carduus acanthoides by UPLC/DAD/qTOF-MS and simultaneous determination of nine major compounds
Ru Li, Sui-ku Liu, Wei Song, Yuan Wang, Yan-jiao Li, Xue Qiao, Hong Liang and Min Ye  
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01138D, Paper

In situ characterization by Raman and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy of post-Paleolithic blackish pictographs exposed to the open air in Los Chaparros shelter (Albalate del Arzobispo, Teruel, Spain)
Àfrica Pitarch, Juan Francisco Ruiz, Silvia Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, Antonio Hernanz, Maite Maguregui and Juan Manuel Madariaga  
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 6641-6650
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY00539B, Paper

Detection of residual biocides in antibody drug conjugates for ImmunoPET imaging
Colin D. Medley, Jason Gruenhagen, Peter Yehl and Nik P. Chetwyn  
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 6635-6640
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01418A, Paper

Electrophysiological analysis of biopsy samples using elasticity as an inherent cell marker for cancer detection
Azhar Ilyas, Waseem Asghar, Shahina Ahmed, Yair Lotan, Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Young-tae Kim and Samir M. Iqbal  
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY00781F, Paper

Microchip nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis of saturated fatty acids using a new fluorescent dye
M. L. Cable, A. M. Stockton, M. F. Mora, K. P. Hand and P. A. Willis  
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01243G, Communication

Mobile Water Kit (MWK): a smartphone compatible low-cost water monitoring system for rapid detection of total coliform and E. coli
Naga Siva Kumar Gunda, Selvaraj Naicker, Sujit Shinde, Sanjay Kimbahune, Sandhya Shrivastava and Sushanta Mitra  
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 6236-6246
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01245C, Paper

Cotton fabric as an immobilization matrix for low-cost and quick colorimetric enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Saeedeh Bagherbaigi, Emma P. Córcoles and Dedy H. B. Wicaksono  
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01071J, Paper

A new screening method for recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains based on their xylose fermentation ability measured by near infrared spectroscopy
Hiroyuki Morita, Tomohisa Hasunuma, Maria Vassileva, Akihiko Kondo and Roumiana Tsenkova  
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 6628-6634
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY00785A, Paper

A new screening method for recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains based on their xylose fermentation ability measured by near infrared spectroscopy
Hiroyuki Morita, Tomohisa Hasunuma, Maria Vassileva, Akihiko Kondo and Roumiana Tsenkova  
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 6628-6634
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY00785A, Paper

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Analytical Methods Impact Factor highest ever: 1.94!

Analytical Methods, 2014, Issue 1We are delighted to announce our highest Impact Factor* yet with 1.94!

Analytical Methods has continued its impressive growth. The journal maintains its position as a place to publish exciting research on early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods with clear societal impact.

Submissions focus on the advancement of analytical technologies for wider application by the international scientific community. Areas covered include developments within the fields of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biomedical diagnostics, environmental and forensic analysis, heritage science, agricultural science and food products, industrial process development and product validation.

The Editorial office thanks all of our Board members, authors, readers and reviewers for their continued support.

We invite you to submit your latest piece of high impact work with us here.

Click through to see how the other Royal Society of Chemistry journals did.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2013 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2014).

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Close encounters of the fatty acid kind

Jason Woolford writes about an Analytical Methods article in Chemistry world

A new strategy for analysing fatty acids could one day play a role in determining whether or not life exists on other worlds.

It’s an exciting time in our search for life beyond Earth. New exoplanets are discovered almost daily by the Kepler space observatory. The Cassini mission to Saturn and the Mars Exploration Rovers have transformed our understanding of the solar system. Finding at least simple microscopic life seems only a matter of time and clues to recognise extraterrestrial microorganisms may come by identifying fatty acids from their cell membranes.

Labelling the fatty acids with a fluorescent dye allows them to be detected via laser induced fluorescence

Peter Willis and a team of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, US, have developed a microchip analyser that distinguishes a broad range of fatty acids by the length of their carbon chains. Willis says that this is an important advance because ‘different microorganisms have cell membranes with different carbon chain length signatures.’ Algal fatty acids, for example, tend to be around the C20/C22 mark whereas bacterial fatty acids are typically C16/C18 in length. ‘So by measuring these molecules in an unknown sample we can gain information about what organisms were present, even if the sample is very old and the organisms are no longer alive.’

Why not read the full article in Chemistry World now!

Microchip nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis of saturated fatty acids using a new fluorescent dye
M. L. Cable, A. M. Stockton, M. F. Mora, K. P. Hand and P. A. Willis
Anal. Methods, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01243G

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Analytical Methods Poster Prizes: Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors

Analytical Methods Executive Editor Anna Simpson and Editor in Chief Susan Lunte congratulate the poster prize winners at the Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors, June 22nd to 27th, 2014, Salve Regina University, Newport, USA.

We are pleased to announce that the four Analytical Methods Poster Prizes from the recent Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors: Twenty First Century Technologies for Probing Biological Systems, held at the Salve Regina University in Newport, USA, have been awarded to the following young investigators and postdocs:

 Yong Zeng

 Hitomi Mukaibo

 Young Zeng (University of Kansas)  Hitomi Mukaibo (University of Rochester)

 Mariam Ayub

 Stephanie Walter

 Mariam Ayub (University of Oxford)  Stephanie Walter (Tufts)

 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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