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Top 10 most downloaded Analytical Methods articles from April – June 2019

Check out these recent Analytical Methods articles, which were the most downloaded between April and June 2019.

The articles have all been made free to read for the next month. Let us know what you think of them, either in the comments below or on twitter @methodsrsc!



Carbon quantum dots: synthesis, properties, and sensing applications as a potential clinical analytical method

Saipeng Huang, Wenshuai Liu, Pu Hahn, Xin Zhou, Jiewei Cheng, Huiyun Wen and Weiming Xue

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 2240-2258

DOI: 10.1039/C9AY00068B


Methods for the detection of reactive oxygen species

Yinfeng Zhang, Menghong Dai and Zonghui Yuan

Anal. Methods, 2018,10, 4625-4638

DOI: 10.1039/C8AY01339J



Emerging patterns in the global distribution of dissolved organic matter fluorescence

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 888-893

DOI: 10.1039/C8AY02422G



A methodology for the fast identification and monitoring of microplastics in environmental samples using random decision forest classifiers

Benedikt Hufnagl, Dieter Steiner, Elisabeth Renner, Martin G. J. Lӧder, Christian Laforsch and Hans Lohninger

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 2277-2285

DOI: 10.1039/C9AY00252A


Analytical determination of heroin, fentanyl and fentalogues using high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array and amperometric detection

Hadil M. Elbardisy, Christopher W. Foster, Loanda Cumba, Lysbeth H. Antonides, Nicolas Gilbert, Christopher J. Schofield, Tarek S. Belal, Wael Talaat, Oliver B. Sutcliffe, Hoda G. Daabees and Craig E. Banks

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 1053-1063

DOI: 10.1039/C9AY00009G


Chemical analysis using 3D printed glass microfluidics

Eran Gal-Or, Yaniv Gershoni, Gianmario Scotti, Sofia M. E. Nilsson, Jukka Saarinen, Ville Jokinen, Clare J. Strachan, Gustav Boije af Gennäs, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma and Tapio Kotiaho

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 1802-1810

DOI: 10.1039/C8AY01934G


Using castor oil to separate microplastics from four different environmental matrices

Thomas Mani, Stefan Frehland, Andreas Kalberer and Patricia Burkhardt-Holm

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 1788-1794

DOI: 10.1039/C8AY02559B


A switch-on fluorophore using water molecules via hydrogen bonding and its application for bio-imaging of formaldehyde in living cells

Yile Wang, Yifan Chen, Yan Huang, Qi Zhang, Yucang Zhang, Jianwei Li and Chunman Jia

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 2311-2319

DOI: 10.1039/C9AY00281B


Technical Briefs

The correlation between regression coefficients: combined significance testing for calibration and quantitation of bias

Analytical Methods Committee

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 1845-1848

DOI: 10.1039/C9AY90041A


Why do we need the uncertainty factor?

Analytical Methods Committee

Anal. Methods, 2019,11, 2105-2107

DOI: 10.1039/C9AY90050K

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Emerging Investigators Series – Meng Liu

We are delighted to introduce our latest Analytical Methods Emerging Investigator, Meng Liu!

Meng Liu obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2012. He was a postdoctoral fellow co-supervised by Dr. Yingfu Li and Dr. John Brennan at McMaster University between 2013 and 2017. He is now a Professor in the School of Environmental Science and Technology at the Dalian University of Technology. His research interests include functional DNAs and paper-based analytical devices.

Read Meng’s Emerging Investigator Series paper “Graphene oxide-circular aptamer based colorimetric protein detection on bioactive paper” and find out more about him in the interview below.






Your recent Emerging Investigator Series paper focuses on graphene oxide-circular aptamer based colorimetric protein detection on bioactive paper. How has your research evolved from your first article to this most recent article?

Previously, we report on the first effort to select circular aptamers for proteins (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 8013). However, a great challenge that remains is how to design a biosensing platform that are highly compatible with this circular aptamer and broadly applicable for wide ranging targets.


What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment?

The circular aptamer can help us to improve the specificity of the sensor.


In your opinion, what are the key design considerations for developing a graphene oxide-circular aptamer based assay for colorimetric protein detection on bioactive paper?

The sequence of the circular aptamer should be carefully designed.


What do you find most challenging about your research?

How to turn data into knowledge and product.


How do you spend your spare time?

Reading and sporting.


Which profession would you choose if you were not a scientist?



Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with other early career scientists?

The question mark is the key to any science.


If you’d like to read other papers in the Emerging Investigators Series, please visit our website.

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