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Verifying food origins using stable isotopes

In this video, Dr Simon Kelly presents an introduction to isotope ratio mass spectrometry; the differences in isotope abundances found in nature; and how this leads to an approach for …

Benchtop NMR spectroscopy

This video introduces “benchtop” NMR spectroscopy, a new approach for harnessing the power of NMR at a much lower cost, with robust low-maintenance instruments suitable for industrial settings. Learn how …

Introducing NMR spectroscopy

This video introduces the concepts behind Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy, a high end analytical technique favoured by chemists due to the detailed information it provides on molecular structure and composition.

An NMR approach to authenticating orange juice

About orange juice fraud Orange juice is a high-value commodity, traded and consumed worldwide on a huge scale – consumption exceeds 10 Litres per person annually in many countries. As …

Mid-infrared spectroscopy

This video shows how FTIR can be used to analyse a solid sample – coffee beans – to glean detailed information on a range of chemical components present in ground …

Ensuring value with mid-infrared

This video introduces mid-infrared spectral region, and an instrument found in labs across the world – the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer.

Infrared spectrometers: NIR and MIR compared

Infrared spectrometers Infrared spectrometers can broadly be divided into two types: dispersive and Fourier transform instruments. Although it is possible to configure each type of instrument to work across both …

Infrared spectroscopy: an overview

Infrared spectroscopy of food samples is generally carried out using one of two wavelength ranges: the near-infrared (NIR) or the mid-infrared (MIR). The visible and infrared parts of the electromagnetic …

Becoming a food fraud detective

Watch this introduction to the course which gives an overview of food fraud from ancient to modern times, and highlights some of the challenges facing analytical chemists in the ongoing …