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Themed collection Analytical Methods 2016 Most Accessed Articles

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3D-printed microfluidic devices: fabrication, advantages and limitations—a mini review

A mini-review that focuses on the most recent trends in 3D-printed microfluidic devices, with sample designs that can be downloaded for use.

Graphical abstract: 3D-printed microfluidic devices: fabrication, advantages and limitations—a mini review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Graphene quantum dots as smart probes for biosensing

Graphene quantum dots as smart probes for photoluminescence, electrochemiluminescence and electrochemical biosensors.

Graphical abstract: Graphene quantum dots as smart probes for biosensing
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Genomics and taxonomy in diagnostics for food security: soft-rotting enterobacterial plant pathogens

Whole genome comparisons provide a quantitative, objective basis for taxonomic classification of bacterial pathogens important to food security.

Graphical abstract: Genomics and taxonomy in diagnostics for food security: soft-rotting enterobacterial plant pathogens
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Critical Review

Metrics for green analytical chemistry

Green analytical chemistry although is not a new concept, it does not have greenness metrics system. Some efforts have been made to develop suitable metrics for analytical chemistry. The present review analyses the different methods proposed for an accurate greenness metrics system.

Graphical abstract: Metrics for green analytical chemistry
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Communication

Aluminium foil as a potential substrate for ATR-FTIR, transflection FTIR or Raman spectrochemical analysis of biological specimens

Aluminium foil is a potential low-cost alternative substrate for spectrochemical analyses: facilitating translation to a routine clinical or laboratory setting.

Graphical abstract: Aluminium foil as a potential substrate for ATR-FTIR, transflection FTIR or Raman spectrochemical analysis of biological specimens
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Colorimetric sensing of atrazine in rice samples using cysteamine functionalized gold nanoparticles after solid phase extraction

A colorimetric assay for the determination of atrazine in rice samples using cysteamine–gold nanoparticles after solid phase extraction has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Colorimetric sensing of atrazine in rice samples using cysteamine functionalized gold nanoparticles after solid phase extraction
Open Access Paper

Simplifying microfluidic separation devices towards field-detection of blood parasites

By the integration of multiple deterministic lateral displacement arrays of specific depths we present a simple-to-use diagnostics device, actuated by a simple syringe, aimed at point-of-care detection of blood parasites.

Graphical abstract: Simplifying microfluidic separation devices towards field-detection of blood parasites
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Method development and validation for the determination of selected endocrine disrupting compounds by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and isotope pattern deconvolution in water samples. Comparison of two extraction techniques

Reliable determination of endocrine disrupting compounds in water.

Graphical abstract: Method development and validation for the determination of selected endocrine disrupting compounds by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and isotope pattern deconvolution in water samples. Comparison of two extraction techniques
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

A disposable chemical heater and dry enzyme preparation for lysis and extraction of DNA and RNA from microorganisms

A simple dry enzyme and sample heating approach for point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: A disposable chemical heater and dry enzyme preparation for lysis and extraction of DNA and RNA from microorganisms
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Digital droplet LAMP as a microfluidic app on standard laboratory devices

Digital droplet LAMP is performed on a disposable chip (DropChip) with the size of a microscope slide using only standard laboratory devices.

Graphical abstract: Digital droplet LAMP as a microfluidic app on standard laboratory devices
From the themed collection: Recent HOT articles
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SERS study of bacteria using biosynthesized silver nanoparticles as the SERS substrate

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy has great advantages as a spectroscopic analytical tool due to the large enhancement of the weak Raman signal and thereby facilitates suitable identification of chemical and biological systems.

Graphical abstract: SERS study of bacteria using biosynthesized silver nanoparticles as the SERS substrate
Open Access Paper

Validating heteronuclear 2D quantitative NMR

NMR is used extensively for accurate quantitation of simple analytes and can, with careful application, generate SI traceable measurements.

Graphical abstract: Validating heteronuclear 2D quantitative NMR
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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A highly sensitive reversible fluorescent-colorimetric azino bis-Schiff base sensor for rapid detection of Pb2+ in aqueous media

A reversible fluorescent-colorimetric azino bis-Schiff base receptor for the detection of Pb2+ in aqueous medium has been developed.

Graphical abstract: A highly sensitive reversible fluorescent-colorimetric azino bis-Schiff base sensor for rapid detection of Pb2+ in aqueous media
Open Access Paper

The potential for complementary targeted/non-targeted screening of novel psychoactive substances in equine urine using liquid chromatography-high resolution accurate mass spectrometry

The use of LC-HRAM spectrometry to identify ‘unknown’ compounds by non-targeted screening provides a potential advantage for forensic toxicology.

Graphical abstract: The potential for complementary targeted/non-targeted screening of novel psychoactive substances in equine urine using liquid chromatography-high resolution accurate mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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A green synthesis of highly fluorescent nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots for the highly sensitive and selective detection of mercury(II) ions and biothiols

A green synthesis of nitrogen-doped GQDs for the detection of mercury(II) ions and biothiols.

Graphical abstract: A green synthesis of highly fluorescent nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots for the highly sensitive and selective detection of mercury(ii) ions and biothiols
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3D printing of microfluidic devices for paper-assisted direct spray ionization mass spectrometry

We describe the use of a RepRap 3D printer to fabricate microfluidic devices for direct spray ionization mass spectrometry assisted by paper tips.

Graphical abstract: 3D printing of microfluidic devices for paper-assisted direct spray ionization mass spectrometry
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An optimization of the LC-MS/MS workflow for deep proteome profiling on an Orbitrap Fusion

The development of high-resolution mass spectrometers (MS) has greatly advanced the system-wide proteomic profiling and protein post-translational modification (PTM) studies.

Graphical abstract: An optimization of the LC-MS/MS workflow for deep proteome profiling on an Orbitrap Fusion
Open Access Paper

Green fluorescent protein-based assays for high-throughput functional characterization and ligand-binding studies of biotin protein ligase

Rapid functional characterization of GFP-tagged biotin protein ligase (BirA-GFP) with a high-throughput DSF-GTP assay.

Graphical abstract: Green fluorescent protein-based assays for high-throughput functional characterization and ligand-binding studies of biotin protein ligase
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New fluorescent probe for Zn2+ imaging in living cells and plants

The 8-aminoquinoline based probe exhibited high selectivity and sensitivity toward Zn2+ under a physiological pH. Moreover, its high cell permeability grants the access to employ L1 as Zn(II) detector in both human cells and plant tissues.

Graphical abstract: New fluorescent probe for Zn2+ imaging in living cells and plants
Open Access Paper

Forensic electrochemistry: simultaneous voltammetric detection of MDMA and its fatal counterpart “Dr Death” (PMA)

For the first time MDMA and PMA are simultaneously detected using electrochemical techniques.

Graphical abstract: Forensic electrochemistry: simultaneous voltammetric detection of MDMA and its fatal counterpart “Dr Death” (PMA)
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Quartz crystal microbalance based biosensors for detecting highly metastatic breast cancer cells via their transferrin receptors

The high sensitivity of the QCM sensor is combined with selectivity of receptor–ligand interactions to construct a biosensor which would discriminate breast cancer cells with high metastatic power from those of low or no metastatic potential to develop a simple, fast and efficient system to be used in breast cancer diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Quartz crystal microbalance based biosensors for detecting highly metastatic breast cancer cells via their transferrin receptors
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An integrated sensing and wireless communications platform for sensing sodium in sweat

A wearable device for real-time monitoring of sodium levels in sweat is presented.

Graphical abstract: An integrated sensing and wireless communications platform for sensing sodium in sweat
From the themed collection: Recent HOT articles
Open Access Paper

Chiral resolution with frozen aqueous amino acids

Frozen aqueous amino acids are screened to determine their chiral resolution using ice chromatography.

Graphical abstract: Chiral resolution with frozen aqueous amino acids
Open Access Paper

Determination of microcystin-LR in surface water by a magnetic bead-based colorimetric immunoassay using antibody-conjugated gold nanoparticles

Herein we describe the development of a homogeneous competitive colorimetric immunoassay using antigen-functionalized magnetic beads (MBs) and antibody-immobilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) combined with the established gold staining method for the determination of microcystin-leucine-arginine (MC-LR) in surface water.

Graphical abstract: Determination of microcystin-LR in surface water by a magnetic bead-based colorimetric immunoassay using antibody-conjugated gold nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Recent HOT articles
Open Access Technical Note

Optimization of the procedure for efficient dispersion of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in aqueous samples

The widespread use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2NPs) in consumer products has led to an increase of their concentrations in the environment.

Graphical abstract: Optimization of the procedure for efficient dispersion of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in aqueous samples
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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This themed collection features the top 25 most downloaded articles published in Analytical Methods in 2016. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles have been featured.

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