Hernan J Cortes

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Advances, developments and applications in 2-D comprehensive GC (GC x GC) from 2007 through October 2008 are reviewed, with emphasis on modulation, and data handling, and applications of current relevance. Industrial perspectives as well as suggestions where further developments would be beneficial are summarized in the concluding remarks.
More than a decade after Phillips' first published work this article reviews recent developments in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC x GC). Special attention is devoted to the further development and diversity of modulation devices. These include heated sweepers, cryofocused modulators, and a variety of diaphragm valve-switching(More)
In this study we introduce the implementation of rapid temperature pulses for selectivity tuning in capillary liquid chromatography. Short temperature pulses improved resolution in discrete sections of chromatograms, demonstrated for ion-exchange chromatography (IC) and hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) modes. Using a resistively heated column(More)
An integrated gas chromatographic system has been successfully developed and implemented for the measurement of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and light hydrocarbons in one single analysis. These analytes are frequently encountered in critical industrial petrochemical and chemical processes like catalytic cracking of naphtha or diesel(More)
A rapid analytical approach for the direct measurement of furfurals such as 2-furfural and 5-methyl-2-furfural at parts-per-billion level in Manuka honey is described. The approach employs a piston-cylinder based liquid-liquid extraction device using chloroform extraction solvent. This device substantially reduces extraction time by a factor of 120 times(More)
A novel analytical procedure has been developed for the analysis of ultra trace levels of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) in air using sample enrichment in combination with micromachined gas chromatography (GC) and differential mobility detection (DMD). When compared to other contemporary GC techniques, such as GC-flame ionization detection, GC-electron capture(More)
Rotavirus A is one of the main causative agents of diarrhoea in lactating and weaned pigs worldwide. Its impact in the swine industry is well documented. However, in Chile, the current epidemiological status of rotavirus on porcine farms is unknown. This study evaluated the current epidemiologic status of rotavirus A infection in Chile using on-farm(More)
An on-line multidimensional supercritical fluid extraction/microcolumn liquid chromatography/capillary gas chromatography system (SFE/LC/GC) has been developed and applied to the quantitative determination of trace levels (parts per billion) of chlorpyrifos insecticide in grass field samples. This system provides all the advantages of an on-line(More)
A portable, fast gas chromatographic method for the direct measurement of the parts per billion level of sulfur-free odorants in commercially available natural gas is introduced. The approach incorporates a resistively heated, temperature-programmable silicon micromachined gas chromatograph that employs a standard capillary column for the fast separation of(More)