Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wellington New Product Alert

Wellington Reporter

NEW! Mass-Labelled Perfluorobutanesulfonate M3PFBS

Wellington is pleased to announce the long awaited release of a mass-labelled perfluorobutane-sulfonate reference standard (M3PFBS). Although it has a short biological half-life, PFBS is frequently detected in environmental samples, and it seems to be chemically stable and persistent. One major concern is that it is not removed from water using conventional treatment methods and may end up in drinking water. Many research groups are particularly interested in monitoring the levels of PFBS in water and biological samples since a steady state and continuous exposure may lead to human health effects. Thus, a surrogate standard for PFBS is highly desirable. For these reasons, and in response to customer requests, Wellington has invested a significant amount of time and effort into synthesizing a carbon-13 labelled perfluorobutanesulfonate reference standard to aid in the accurate detection and quantification of this compound.

                                              Mass Labelled Perfluorobutanesulfonate

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M3PFBS   Sodium perfluoro-1-[2,3,4-13C3]butanesulfonate 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Greyhound Chromatography Sponsors Local Girls Football Team

UK based Greyhound Chromatography and Allied Chemicals are pleased to announce the sponsorship of Oxton Ladies U13’s Football Club for the 2015/16 season.

Greyhound Chromatography has, for over 30 years, been supplying high quality products to laboratories around the world. Their extensive range of products covers all areas of Environmental, Petrochemical, Food, Forensics, Chemical and Pharmaceutical analysis.

Based in Wallasey, Oxton Ladies are a well-established girls only football club. The club was formed in 2011 and prides itself on promoting the girls game in the area with a total of 9 teams ranging from Under 7's to Under 14's.

Oxton Ladies is part of the Wallasey Junior Football League with over 140 teams and 2,500 registrations, the League makes a major contribution to the youth community and is strengthened by the large number of volunteers who run the league, clubs and their teams.

Paul Massie Managing Director of Greyhound Chromatography felt it would be a great idea to support such an initiative, with having a parent for one of the team members working for Greyhound, Julie Mackay, Senior Customer Account Executive.

“We sponsored Oxton Ladies last year, and we are hoping with the furry additions to the Greyhound team, George and Gina the Greyhounds, we can bring some added luck this  season” Paul Massie, Managing Director, Greyhound Chromatography.

Oxton Ladies JFC
Oxton Ladies Junior Football Club, with George and Gina the Greyhounds

"We had a gorgeous day to cheer the girls along last Saturday, unfortunately not the result that we wanted, 0-3 to Cammell Laird 1907 FC, but we were a few team members down so onwards and upwards for the girls, great team effort " George the Greyhound, Greyhound Chromatography. 

Notes to editors:

For over 30 years Greyhound Chromatography has been supplying high quality Chromatography consumables to laboratories around the world. Greyhound’s extensive range covers all areas of Environmental, Petrochemical, Food, Forensics, Chemical and Pharmaceutical analysis. Backed by a highly experienced technical services team, Greyhound is the preferred source amongst today’s analysts.

Jenny Bate
Marketing Manager
Greyhound Chromatography

Tel:      +44 (0)151 649 4000

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Monday, September 28, 2015

NEWS: Girls Discouraged About Careers In Science

A third of British schoolgirls don't think they are smart enough to become scientists.

That is despite evidence that many girls enjoy and are good at science at school.

Figures based on data commissioned by EDF Energy show boys are five times more likely than girls to want to be engineers.

Sky News visited the East London Science School to find out how young female students felt about a career in science.

Girls in Science
More women are moving into scientific jobs. Pic: Harriet Hadfield

Student Thajkera Khanom wants to be an oncologist but said some people still had outdated views on what they should study.

She said: "It's a mindset that girls should stick to more dainty things like art or photography and boys should do the manly subjects like engineering and physics."

In the past three years, the number of women working in scientific and technical roles has increased by 50,000, or 8%.

Helen Wollaston, from the WISE campaign, told Sky News: "It is getting better and moving in the right direction, but not really fast enough, which is why we are working to get the message out more widely."

Leading women in science are encouraging more women to follow their example.

"There's absolutely nothing that a man can do in engineering that I can't," said chemical engineer Sarah Button.

"I chose science and engineering because I wanted to have a positive impact on the world and leave my mark in a really tangible way."

Story courtesy of Sky News 

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