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Detailed Analysis: Easy Whisky Characterization

January 13, 2023

How do you handle the analysis and characterization of a complex sample like whisky*? In a recent interview with eFood Lab International, Dr. Geraint (Taff) Morgan of the Applied Science & Technology Group at the Open University, UK, says a 1D quadrupole GC-MS is sufficient for routine analysis, but when he really wants to dig into the non-target analysis of a complex sample, he turns to GC-TOFMS and GCxGC-TOFMS, such as that employed by the LECO Pegasus® BT 4D.

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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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Expand your Toolbox with the HRT+

July 29, 2022

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has long been an invaluable tool in a chemist's belt. With its ability to tease apart the compounds in a sample, identifying even trace analytes, it is able to perform specific tests and pinpoint what, exactly, is in the material being analyzed. But what can you do when GC-MS isn't enough?

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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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Congratulations Coastal Chemist! Dr. Petr Vozka

June 17, 2022

In October, 2021, at ASMS, LECO announced its search for a new collaborator in GC-MS. As part of a pilot program, we were looking for someone whose lab was working on important or novel chemistry and could really benefit from the addition of a free Pegasus® BT GC-MS. At ASMS 2022, we announced our winner.

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