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Whiskey* Differences: Sync into your glass

December 2, 2022

If you make the same thing the same way every time, you would expect to get the same results. But anyone working in a quality control lab knows just how much variability there can be on the same line, especially when working with organic materials such as those used to make whiskey. Small changes in temperature or atmospheric humidity, or the quality of the initial mash or final barrels can change the aroma profiles of the final products, and the aroma profiles themselves can be the first indicator of a problem on the production line if they can be analyzed and characterized with enough speed and confidence.

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Enhanced GC-MS Workflow Solutions

November 17, 2022

With ever-increasing demands on your time and resources, optimizing your workflow is essential. Learn how state of the art instrument and software solutions come together, to enhance your one- and two-dimensional gas chromatography applications (GC-MS and GCxGC-MS) in a collection of short webinars presented on Wednesday, November 30. These webinars will be presented twice for ease of international audiences.


First Session Second Session
04:00 (UTC +0)
09:30 IST (UTC +5:30)
13:00 JST (UTC +9)
15:00 AEDT (UTC +11)
15:00 (UTC +0)
07:00 AM PST (UTC -8)
10:00 AM EST (UTC -5)
16:00 CET (UTC +1)
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Deliberate Deconvolution: Marsili Consulting Group and the Pegasus BT

November 11, 2022

As a consulting laboratory, your reputation is one of the most important factors of your business. The ability to not only provide accurate results with confidence and helpful assistance and education in a timely manner, but also to communicate it to your clients is essential to continued success. Ray Marsili, owner of Marsili Consulting Group and a Food-Flavor Chemist, knew the instruments he procured for his lab could very well spell the difference between success or struggle.

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Trick or Treat—What makes your Halloween Candy Great or Ghostly?

October 29, 2022

Halloween is a special time of year, and whether tricks or treats come into play, there's a lot of fun to be had by sharing and enjoying a host of candy products! Learn how LECO's state of the art solutions, like the Pegasus® BT GC-TOFMS and ChromaTOF® Sync data alignment software, can help you unwrap the aroma profile and chemical composition of your candy.

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Sync into your Chardonnay with the Pegasus BT

September 30, 2022

When it comes to comparing sets of sample data, being able to synchronize your results can help you get a broad overview at a glance. A visual comparison of your chromatograms may not be enough, especially not when your analytes are coeluting. ChromaTOF® Sync is a powerful new data processing tool that will gather all of your data into one place, making it easy to highlight trends and spot significant and subtle differences between your samples.

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Heavy Fuel Oil Requires Heavy Lifting

August 19, 2022

Heavy fuel oil, also known as bunker fuel or residual fuel oil, is a complex mixture used primarily in the shipping industry. Over the years, the regulations on heavy fuel oil have become more stringent to control sulfur emissions that were damaging to the environment. As a result, this type of fuel is frequently limited to 0.5% sulfur by mass, and it is therefore critical to know the composition of your oil. Such a complex sample requires the sort of heavy lifting that can only be provided by a high-tech, high-resolution GCxGC mass spectrometer.

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Smarter Savings: Fast GC-MS

July 8, 2022

Around the world and across the board, prices are rising. As we battle with the realities of post-COVID supply chain issues and international wars, companies struggle to keep their own costs low. One unscrupulous way to do this is to use lower-quality ingredients. The average customer may not be able to notice the difference between a genuine or artificial citrus essential oil, for example, but being able to determine the constituents of the oil is vital for determining its quality and safety, as most citrus essential oil uses involve direct contact with humans.

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Energy eBook: Gas Chromatography and Refineries

March 25, 2022

Petroleum products are used the world over, and they all start with crude oil refinement. In distilling, cracking, and reforming the crude oil into petroleum products, many analytical instruments and tests are needed to monitor the process and maintain the quality demanded by consumers and regulations.

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Optimizing Complex Environmental Analyses with Gas Chromatography Techniques: an LCGC E-Book

March 4, 2022

Environmental crises are now a daily concern in labs all around the world, and scientists are racing to get ahead of the problems. In their latest e-book partnership, LCGC and LECO teamed up to turn a spotlight on some of the latest GC-MS and GCxGC-MS techniques that can help labs pull ahead of the curve.

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Pesky Pesto Peculiarities and GCxGC Analysis

February 11, 2022

Pesto can trace its roots back to ancient times, though it really only started taking off in North America in the 1980s and 90s. Though the primary base is consistent, with pine nuts, basil, and olive oil, individual recipes vary. As canned and bottled pesto became more accessible, individual manufacturers developed their own unique flavor profiles. While these recipes are usually trade secrets, the power of GCxGC TOFMS can tease apart some of the differences.

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