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Investigation of the decomposition of organic solvent-based lithium ion battery electrolytes with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry

Carola Schultz, Sven Vedder, Martin Winter, Sascha Nowak

Lithium ion batteries power most of the electrical devices we rely on every day. As well as mobile phones, laptops and tablets, they are finding increasing use in vehicles, with electric cars not uncommon on our streets. This article is from a young scientist who has won help for her research through an instrument company’s support programme. You can find out more, read the article and even apply yourself.

Article  |  Issue 28/5 (2016)

Are they among us? Screening for drugs of abuse and new psychoactive substances in pooled human urine and wastewater samples

Marie Mardal, Markus R. Meyer

The study of metabolites in our sewage systems is not new, but there are particular difficulties with identifying the metabolites from new psychoactive substances, or “legal highs”. The authors describe a wide range of sample collection methodologies and their analysis with mass spectrometry.

Article  |  Issue 28/5 (2016)

Detecting illicit drugs and metabolites in wastewater using high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

Sara Castiglioni, Ettore Zuccato, Chiara Chiabrando, Roberto Fanelli, Renzo Bagnati

We will consider here the analytical aspects involved in the measurements of illicit drugs and their metabolites in wastewater samples by HPLC-MS/MS.

Article  |  Issue 19/4 (2007)