Les Ebdon introduces the Barry Sharp themed issue with a few highlights of Barry’s career.
Coupled techniques for arsenic speciation in food and drinking water: a review
Arsenic is ubiquitous in nature appearing in various chemical forms.
Metal and metalloid determination in biodiesel and bioethanol
Biofuel quality control involves the determination of metal and metalloid content.
Development of a fast laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry cell for sub-μm scanning of layered materials
A deconvolution algorithm complemented by a low dispersion cell unlocks lateral resolutions of 0.3 ± 0.1 μm at 200–300 Hz in LA-ICP-MS.
Preparation and testing of phosphate, oxalate and uric acid matrix-matched standards for accurate quantification of 2D elemental distribution in kidney stone sections using 213 nm nanosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
New multielement flexible matrix-matched calibration was applied to quantify elemental maps in uroliths by LA-ICP-MS.
Direct analysis of dried blood spots by femtosecond-laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Feasibility of split-flow laser ablation for simultaneous trace element and isotopic analysis
This work presents a method that enables the direct elemental and isotopic analysis of dried blood spots using LA-ICPMS.
Elemental and molecular mass spectrometric strategies for probing interactions between DNA and new Ru(II) complexes containing phosphane ligands and either a tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate or a pyridine bis(oxazoline) ligand
The potential of elemental and molecular mass spectrometry is evaluated for the study of new ruthenium containing metallodrugs.
Liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge excitation of atomic and ionic species
Inter-parametric evaluation of the production of excited atomic and ionic states in the LS-APGD microplasma is presented.
Evaluation of a membrane desolvator for LC-ICP-MS analysis of selenium and platinum species for application to peptides and proteins
MD gradient elution LC-ICP-MS analysis with 100% methanol was achieved. Species-independent sensitivity was maintained for Pt but lost for Se.
C18-coated stir bar sorptive extraction combined with HPLC-ICP-MS for the speciation of butyltins in environmental samples
A simple, rapid and sensitive method of C18-SBSE-HPLC-ICP-MS for the speciation of butyltins in environmental waters and sediments.
Investigation of silver nanoparticles and plasma protein association using flow field-flow fractionation coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (FlFFF-ICP-MS)
Use of FlFFF-ICP-MS for observation of protein–AgNPs binding and evaluation of the binding stoichiometry.
Elemental and molecular mass spectrometry for integrated selenosugar speciation in liver and kidney tissues of maternal feeding and supplemented rats
The integrated use of elemental and molecular ion sources for enhanced selenium speciation data in rat liver and kidneys, along with its potential for Se-supplement studies are highlighted.
In situ Nd isotope analyses in geological materials with signal enhancement and non-linear mass dependent fractionation reduction using laser ablation MC-ICP-MS
Combining high-efficiency cones with the addition of nitrogen in laser ablation MC-ICP-MS not only enhances the sensitivity and mass bias stability, but also suppresses the non-linear mass fractionation for Nd isotope analyses.
Evaluating the precision of Pb isotope measurement by mass spectrometry
Comparison of analytical precision for radiogenic isotope systems expressed as a percentage of the spread of isotope compositions found in mantle-derived rocks.
An internal standardisation strategy for quantitative immunoassay tissue imaging using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
A new internal standardisation strategy based on iridium intercalation is established for quantitative immunoassay imaging by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
Ultraviolet radiation combined with microwave-assisted wet digestion of Antarctic seaweeds for further determination of toxic elements by ICP-MS
UV combined with microwave-assisted digestion of seaweed for the determination of As, Cd and Pb by ICP-MS.
Determination of total uranium and uranium isotope ratios in human urine by ICP-MS:results of an interlaboratory study
Interlaboratory performance is reported for nine participants analyzing six well-characterized urine reference materials supplemented with 234U, 235U, 236U, and 238U.
Direct elemental analysis of honeys by atmospheric pressure glow discharge generated in contact with a flowing liquid cathode
Miniaturized atmospheric pressure glow discharge with a flowing liquid cathode was used for the elemental analysis (Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb and Zn) of honeys by OES. A simplified sample preparation procedure was proposed and samples of honeys were only dissolved in water and acidified with HCl.
Improvement of analytical performance in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry without compromising robustness using an infrared-heated sample introduction system with a pneumatic nebulizer
Infrared-heating the spray chamber and bottom of the torch significantly improves sensitivity and detection limit for 38 elements, as well as robustness, resulting in a Mg II 280.270 nm/Mg I 285.213 nm line intensity ratio of 13.
Traceable assigned values in external quality assessment schemes compared to those obtained by alternative procedure: a case study for Cu, Se and Zn in serum
International standards for the recognition of the competence of testing laboratories require that measurement results should be traceable to a conventionally agreed reference.
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)-assisted alkaline extraction to determine hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in retardant polymers containing Sb(III)
THF-assisted alkaline extraction method was developed to overcome low recovery of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in polymers due to the reduction to Cr(III) by Sb(III).
Laser-ablation sampling for inductively coupled plasma distance-of-flight mass spectrometry
Laser-ablation (LA) sample introduction is combined with a new simultaneous multi-element determining, velocity-based ICPMS approach called distance-of-flight mass spectrometry (DOFMS).
Capabilities and limitations of LA-ICP-MS for depth resolved analysis of CdTe photovoltaic devices
The analytical potential of ArF* excimer Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is investigated for fast qualitative depth profile analysis of multi-layer CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices.
Optimizing GC-ICP-MS for ultra-trace quantification of PBDEs in natural water samples using species-specific isotope dilution
A new approach based on the use of GC-ICP-MS and 81Br-labelled PBDEs for species-specific isotope dilution has been developed for the reliable quantification of PBDEs according to the EU WFD.
Isotope ratio analysis of carbon and nitrogen by elemental analyser continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry (EA-CF-IRMS) without the use of a reference gas
A new approach to normalize carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios measured by EA-CF-IRMS without using a reference gas for correction of instrumental drifts and instrumental isotope fractionation.
About this collection
This collection of papers is in celebration of Barry Sharp’s career in analytical science with an introduction by Les Ebdon. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published