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Practical Guide to ICP-MS: A Tutorial for Beginners

The 3rd Edition of Rob Thomas'  very successful ICP-MS series of textbook was published in 2014.

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Interested in the new 11th edition of the ACS book on Reagent on the book cover for details.

Interested in Rob's Spectroscopy Magazine webcast on the new USP Chapters on Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical materials.


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A Beginners Guide to  ICP-MS

Rob Thomas'  ICP-MS Tutorial Series Published in Spectroscopy Magazine

Interested in a 15-Part tutorial on ICP-MS,   published in "Spectroscopy Magazine"? This is ideal if you are a beginner to the technique and want to learn more about its capabilities.

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The Basics of USP Chapters <232>, <233>, and <2232>

In this audio podcast,  Rob Thomas discusses new USP requirements and how they apply to pharmaceutical products and dietary supplements.



Measuring Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals: A Practical Guide 

Read about Rob Thomas' new book on the new USP and ICH Directives

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Atomic Perspectives Columns

For all of  Rob Thomas's Atomic Perspectives Columns in Spectroscopy Magazine, Click below

Magazine/Journal Publications 

Some recent publications authored by Rob Thomas

The Critical Role of Atomic Spectroscopy in Understanding the Links Between Lead Toxicity and Human Disease, AP Column, Spectroscopy Magazine, October, 2018

From Heavy Metals Testing to the Measurement of Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals: Over 100 Years in Making the Change, AP Column, Spectroscopy Mag, May, 2018

Choosing the Right Atomic Spectroscopic Technique for Measuring Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals: A J-Value Perspective, AP Column, Spectroscopy Magazine, March, 2018

Single Particle ICP-MS: A Key Analytical Technique for Characterizing Nanoparticles, AP Column, Spectroscopy Magazine, March, 2017

Characterizing Fuel by Gas Chromatography: Making Sure that IndyCar Race Teams are Playing by the Rules, Petro Industry News, February, 2017

New Approaches in Sample Preparation and Precise Multielement Analysis of Crude Oils and Refined Petroleum Products Using Single-Reaction-Chamber Microwave Digestion and Triple-Quadrupole ICP-MS, AP Column, Spectroscopy Magazine, October, 2016

Optimization of EPA Method 325 for the Fast, Accurate and Precise Monitoring of VOCs Around Oil Refinery Fencelines, Petro Industry News, September, 2016

Money To Burn: Do you Know What is Costs to Run your Atomic Spectroscopy instrumentation? International LabMate, April, 2016

Replacing Traditional Heavy Metals Testing with Modern Plasma-Based Spectrochemical Techniques, A P Column, Spectroscopy Magazine, March, 2016