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A range of organic solvents (ethanol, isopropanol and acetone) has been investigated as alternatives to acetonitrile and methanol when used in conjunction with Corona Charged Aerosol Detection (Corona CAD). These solvents have been evaluated with regard to their effect on the response of the Corona CAD. Three dimensional response surfaces were constructed(More)
The responses of four different types of aerosol detectors have been evaluated and compared to establish their potential use as a universal detector in conjunction with ultra high pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC). Two charged-aerosol detectors, namely Corona CAD and Corona Ultra, and also two different types of light-scattering detectors (an(More)
Aerosol detectors provide generally uniform response for most analytes, independent of their optical properties, and have the advantage of being compatible with elevated temperature mobile phases. Therefore, aerosol detectors present an attractive detection alternative for high temperature liquid chromatography (HTLC) separations. The present study has(More)
The universality of the response of the Corona Charged Aerosol Detector (CoronaCAD) has been investigated under flow-injection and gradient HPLC elution conditions. A three-dimensional model was developed which relates the CoronaCAD response to analyte concentration and the mobile phase composition used. The model was developed using the response of four(More)
Anions and cations of interest for the post-blast identification of homemade inorganic explosives were separated and detected by ion chromatographic (IC) methods. The ionic analytes used for identification of explosives in this study comprised 18 anions (acetate, benzoate, bromate, carbonate, chlorate, chloride, chlorite, chromate, cyanate, fluoride,(More)
The separation and determination of the vanadium(V) ternary complex formed with 4-(2-pyridylazo)resorcinol (PAR) and hydrogen peroxide using ion-interaction reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography on a C18 column has been investigated. The optimal mobile phase was a methanol-water solution (32:68, v/v) containing 3 mM tetrabutylammonium(More)
A commercial portable capillary electrophoresis (CE) instrument has been used to separate inorganic anions and cations found in postblast residues from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) of the type used frequently in terrorism attacks. The purpose of this analysis was to identify the type of explosive used. The CE instrument was modified for use with an(More)
A simple sequential injection capillary electrophoresis (SI-CE) instrument with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (C(4)D) has been developed for the rapid separation of anions relevant to the identification of inorganic improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Four of the most common explosive tracer ions, nitrate, perchlorate, chlorate,(More)
Novel CE methods have been developed on portable instrumentation adapted to accommodate a capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detector for the separation and sensitive detection of inorganic anions and cations in post-blast explosive residues from homemade inorganic explosive devices. The methods presented combine sensitivity and speed of analysis(More)
This work forms the final part of a study investigating gradient elution ion-exchange chromatography of pharmaceutically relevant compounds, aiming at achieving complementary selectivity to reversed-phase HPLC. In this study the coupling of three universal detectors (electro-spray ionisation mass spectrometer (ESI-MS); corona charged aerosol detector (CAD);(More)