It is my pleasure to announce the publication by Agilent Technologies of a 100 page guidebook on CE/MS. It is intended as a resource for novices and practitioners of CE/MS and has a focus coverpage CE MS Guidebookon the Agilent CE/MS product and applications.

It is the intention of this guidebook to help novices to step into the practical application of CE/MS, and to provide current users with relevant information on method development and on diagnosis of practical problems. Towards this goal, the booklet is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Concepts of CE/MSDescription of the concept of CE/MS coupling with detailed emphasis to help understand the technique and to choose proper starting conditions. This part is my contribution.

Part 2: Practice of CE/MS Detailed description of the practice according to recommendations of Agilent that help to set up the CE instrument, the interface, the MS, and to provide current users with relevant information on method development and on diagnosis of practical problems. Also detailed guidelines to do system performance verification will be given. This second part is contributed by Agilent specialists mentioned on page 10 of the booklet. 

Leading experts in the field of CE/MS, Dr. Julie Schappler of Geneva University and Prof. Dr. Christian Neusüß have contributed with forewords.

The booklet is highly recommend especially for those who are considering to apply CE/MS in their research. A click on the cover page will allow you to access the booklet from Agilent website.