Analytical Methods Issue 1 now online

Detection of the organophosphorus nerve agent VX and its hydrolysis products in white mustard plants grown in contaminated soil

Gravett & Baker et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 50-53

The first issue of Analytical Methods for 2013 has now gone online with four great cover articles for you to enjoy! Read the New Year Editorial from Editor in Chief Brett Paull and Managing Editor May Copsey.

On the outside front cover we have an image from Matthew J. Baker from the University of Central Lancashire and Matthew R. Gravett from DSTL, who together with colleagues from the UK have been looking at chemical weapons detection using the analysis of vegetation.

Detection of the organophosphorus nerve agent VX and its hydrolysis products in white mustard plants grown in contaminated soil
Matthew R. Gravett, Farrha B. Hopkins, Marcus J. Main, Adam J. Self, Christopher M. Timperley, Andrew J. Webb and Matthew J. Baker
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 50-53
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25883H

Sergey A. Nizkorodov and Julia Laskin who with US co-workers have been looking at

An approach toward quantification of organic compounds in complex environmental samples using high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

Nizkorodov & Laskin et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 72-80

environmental analysis, and specifically the quantification of organic compounds using high resolution ESI-MS.

An approach toward quantification of organic compounds in complex environmental samples using high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Tran B. Nguyen, Sergey A. Nizkorodov, Alexander Laskin and Julia Laskin
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 72-80
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25682G

Comparison of anti-fouling surface coatings for applications in bacteremia diagnostics

Sauer-Budge et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 273-280

Moving to the inside back cover, Alexis F. Sauer-Budge from the Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Fraunhofer USA, who has been working with colleages on accurately diagnosing microbial infections in blood and the optimization of diagnostic devices by testing different coatings.

Comparison of anti-fouling surface coatings for applications in bacteremia diagnostics
Anna K. Boardman, Sandra Allison, Andre Sharon and Alexis F. Sauer-Budge
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 273-280
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25662B

Spectroscopic investigations into the acid–base properties of nicotine at different temperatures

Clayton et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 81-88

On the outside back cover we have highlighted research into the spectroscopic properties of nicotine by Peter Clayton and colleagues from British American Tobacco, Southampton, UK, and Applied Photophysics Limited, Leatherhead, UK.

Spectroscopic investigations into the acid–base properties of nicotine at different temperatures
Peter M. Clayton, Carl A. Vas, Tam T. T. Bui, Alex F. Drake and Kevin McAdam
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 81-88
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25678A

Take a look at the new issue now! And don’t forget to check out the HOT articles in this latest issue.

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