Here we go with the third issue of Analytical Methods now online! If you are interested in the most recent analytical developments, take a look at the latest papers we have just published.
First, here are the two covers of the issue for you to enjoy. The outside front cover shows an image featuring the work of Johannes Kiefer and his group from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. The team introduced a new Raman set-up taking into account the optical activity and improved the interpretation of spectroscopic data by determining the depolarization ratio in optically active samples.
Determination of the Raman depolarization ratio in optically active samples
Johannes Kiefer and Malte Kaspereit
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 797-800
The lively inside front cover of this issue is a colourful snapshot of a study coming from Austria. Christian Huck and co-workers present a novel analytical platform that enables analysis of St John’s wort extracts and tissue. The researchers show a fast and non-destructive quantitation and quality control to identify adulterations which are usually hard to identify.
A chromatographic and spectroscopic analytical platform for the characterization of St John’s wort extract adulterations
V. A. Huck-Pezzei , L. K. Bittner , J. D. Pallua , H. Sonderegger , G. Abel , M. Popp , G. K. Bonn and C. W. Huck
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 616-628
Along with the covers of Issue 3, here is an informative Critical Review written by Antonio Rangel and colleagues. The authors explain how the sequential injection lab-on-valve platform has proven to be a powerful tool in the automation of solid phase extraction. To read the full article, please access the link below:
Sequential injection lab-on-valve platform as a miniaturisation tool for solid phase extraction
Susana S. M. P. Vidigal , Ildikó V. Tóth and António O. S. S. Rangel
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 585-597
In addition, here are some HOT papers free for you to read until February 1st. Have a read now!
The feasibility of wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for the assessment of lead concentration in animal bone powder
José A. A. Brito , Inês I. B. Cavaleiro , Tânia A. P. Fernandes and Luísa M. L. Gonçalves
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 598-602
Metal enhanced fluorescent biosensing assays for DNA through the coupling of silver nanoparticles
Weibing Qiang , Hui Li and Danke Xu
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 629-635
Obelin mutants as reporters in bioluminescent dual-analyte binding assay
Vasilisa V. Krasitskaya , Alexander N. Kudryavtsev , Osamu Shimomura and Ludmila A. Frank
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 636-640
ZnAl2O4-based luminescent marker for gunshot residue identification and ammunition traceability
M. A. Melo Lucena , G. F. de Sá , M. O. Rodrigues , S. Alves , M. Talhavini and I. T. Weber
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 705-709