We are all aware of the tragedy that has played out in Flint, MI due to the presence of lead in their drinking water supply. Now, another serious water contamination threat is gaining visibility and additional regulatory attention. The source of the problem is perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) introduced in the late 1940’s, which have found their way into everyday products from non-stick cookware to fabrics and from food packaging to firefighting foams.
A GERSTEL research team has developed a method for thermal gravimetric analysis of polymers that simulates traditional mass spectrometry methods.
Recent chemical plant accidents resulted in strict government rules on design and operation. Analytical chemists are key to protecting plants and workers.
Identifying aldehydes and ketones in products can prevent adverse health effects. GERSTEL automated DNPH desorption and analysis delivers results faster.
Genetically modified food has become controversial, as more consumers opt for organic or GMO-free food. Analytical chemistry techniques can test for these genes.
Identifying drug analytes in urine can be a laborious, time-consuming process. New automated technique gets test results in just one day.
Traditional chemistry never paid much attention to toxics, waste and energy use. Today’s chemistry labs have become greener.
A study on wine quality uses GERSTEL extraction and separation to discover key aroma compounds.
Recent increases in requests from regulators for extractables and leachables evaluation have gone beyond what is in the base ISO tests.
Determination of extractable and leachable compounds in pharmaceutical packaging is a challenge for industry. Here’s how to identify targets for analysis.