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Taking Flight: A Measured Science Podcast

April 15, 2022

LECO's Separation Science division has been seeing a lot of growth, and with that growth grew a new Global Application and Development Director! Nick Jones sat down with Measured Science host Andrew Storey to discuss LECO's GC-MS technology and why Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS) is the future.

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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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Mapping GCxGC: Frankincense vs Myrrh

December 23, 2021

It seems like every December, the world becomes just a little more interested in frankincense and myrrh. Just what are these gifts mentioned in the Christmas story? And what sets them apart?

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GC-MS Webinars: Did you miss one?

November 19, 2021

With an increase of digital content over the past two years, there has also been an increase of demands on your time. Not everyone can clear their schedules for a multi-hour or multi-day symposium of webinars. That's why LECO maintains our webinars on-demand, so you can empower your laboratory at your own pace.

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Metabolomics and GCxGC are Changing How We Monitor Our Health

October 29, 2021

On Friday, October 22, LECO hosted three GC-TOFMS experts for a spooky mass spectrometry symposium. Shari Forbes spoke about death and decomposition, Albert Lebedev gave a talk on mummies, and Jane Hill started the day with a look into diseases and a new method of diagnosing them.

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Death, Disease, and Mummies: A Virtual GC/MS Symposium

October 8, 2021

For many, fear of the unknown can be paralyzing. A smell, a taste, an object that cannot be identified... for most people, it is a warning to stay away.

For mass spectrometrists, it is an invitation.

To celebrate the season, LECO is taking a look at the spookier side of mass spectrometry with a virtual symposium celebrating science beyond the grave.

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A Cleaner Source: StayClean® Ion Source

July 16, 2021

The pressure to save money is everywhere these days. The changes due to COVID-19 have only exacerbated the age-old question your own lab has probably asked: how can we cut costs? One hidden expense in a GC-MS lab setting is the cost of cleaning your instrument's ion source.

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Microplastics: Seeing the Details with GCxGC

June 25, 2021

Microplastics are a ubiquitous presence in the world, found from Arctic snow to Antarctic ice and everywhere in between. There are trillions of microplastic particles floating on surface water, and everyone from infants to adults are presumed to be ingesting anywhere from dozens to tens of thousands of these particles every day. But the science of microplastics, especially the incredibly tiny, potentially-cell-disrupting nanoplastics, is only just beginning. The effects of these microplastics isn't well known, largely because the scale of microplastics isn't well known. They are, by definition, difficult to see.

Unless you're looking in a second dimension.

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Sensational Syrup: Quantifying the Effect of Bourbon-Aging with GCxGC and ChromaTOF® Tile

May 14, 2021

Charred oak barrels that were once used to age bourbon have found new life as they get repurposed for a variety of foods and beverages to add a new flavor profile to familiar delicacies. But how much can an old bourbon-soaked barrel change the chemical makeup? LECO used ChromaTOF® Tile to differentiate regular and barrel-aged maple syrups and quantify the difference.

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