The latest issue of Analytical Methods has just hit the web, and we have 4 fantastic covers, all from HOT articles, for you to take a look at.
On the outside front cover we have an image from Marcos Eberlin, Jesui Visentainer and colleagues from Brazil who have been working on profiling fats and meats using easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry in an effort to monitor quality control.
Intact triacylglycerol profiles of fats and meats via thermal imprinting easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry
Andréia M. Porcari, Nicolas V. Schwab, Rosana M. Alberici, Elaine C. Cabral, Damila R. de Moraes, Paula F. Montanher, Christina R. Ferreira, Marcos N. Eberlin and Jesuí V. Visentainer
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 3551-3557
From Sabato D’Auria and colleagues in Italy comes a piece of artwork from their research into an assay that can detect benzyl methyl ketone, which is often used as a precursor in making amphetamine.
Determination of benzyl methyl ketone – a commonly used precursor in amphetamine manufacture
Stefano Di Giovanni, Antonio Varriale, Vincenzo Manuel Marzullo, Giuseppe Ruggiero, Maria Staiano, Alberto Secchi, Luigi Pierno, Anna Maria Fiorello and Sabato D’Auria
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 3558-3564
On the inside back cover, we showcase research into high-throughput sialic acid assays by Shashi Prajapati and colleagues from the Cell Culture Development – High-Throughput Analytical Group, Biogen Idec Inc, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Improvement in accuracy and specificity of high-throughput sialic acid assay
Lam Raga A. Markely, Kanvasri N. Jonnalagadda, Martin Sinacore, Thomas Ryll and Shashi Prajapati
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 3565-3569
Silicon oxynitride microspheres as stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography
Huihui Wan, Xingya Xue, Yuguang Du and Xinmiao Liang
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 3524-3526
All of these cover articles will be free to read for 6 weeks.