Take a look at the latest issue of Analytical Methods, now available online.
On the front cover is an article that has already been highlighted in Chemistry World. Christine Männel-Croisé and Felix Zelder of the University of Zürich have developed a method that enables them to quickly detect blood cyanide levels through a simple colour change. The technique only takes two minutes and does not require any laboratory equipment.
Communication: Rapid visual detection of blood cyanide
Christine Männel-Croisé and Felix Zelder
Anal. Methods, 2012,4, 2632-2634
The inside front cover also features work on a method involving a visible colour changes. Takeo Yamaguchi of Tokyo Institute of Technology and co-workers show conversion of a biomolecule signal into a visual color by nanoparticle permeation through a biomolecule-recognition gating membrane.
Communication: Conversion of a molecular signal into a visual color based on the permeation of nanoparticles through a biomolecule-recognition gating membrane
Yuuki Sugawara, Hidenori Kuroki, Takanori Tamaki, Hidenori Ohashi, Taichi Ito and Takeo Yamaguchi
Anal. Methods, 2012,4, 2635-2637
Both these covers are free to access for 6 weeks, so do let your colleagues know.
This issue also features the latest Analytical Methods Committee Technical Brief, also free to access: