SPEX Speaks Science

SPEX Speaks Science

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SPEX Speaks Science is hosted by a rotating cast of chemists and industry experts. From highlighting the hidden chemistry in our everyday lives to discussing relevant industry topics, SPEX Speaks Science looks to deliver informative content to the scie…


Terpenes and Flavonoids
Aug 4 • 21 min
In this episode of SPEX Speaks Science we discuss Terpenes and Flavonoids. Terpenes are the common term for a large group of compounds that contribute to flavor and smell of botanical products. Flavonoids are botanical compounds, similar to terpenes,…
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Jul 22 • 23 min
A normal part of laboratory operations is the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Most laboratory personnel are familiar with common PPE such as gloves, safety glasses and lab coats. Now in the time of the pandemic laboratories are reassessing…
An Introduction to Cryogenic Grinding
Jun 24 • 32 min
When Laboratories receive material for testing, it is often not in a state where it can be directly tested. It requires sample preparation techniques to expose or make possible the extraction of the desired analytes. For many samples, this can be a…
Back to the Bench
Jun 11 • 36 min
As businesses begin to return to operation, laboratories which may have been forced to shut down during the pandemic, are now being asked to reopen with a new level of concern for not only chemical contamination but viral contamination. During this time…
Challenges in Sample Preparation
May 4 • 7 min
In this podcast episode, we cover sample preparation challenges in today’s labs, cannabis testing and sample preparation, the emerging hemp market, and we highlight SPEX SamplePrep products and how they can benefit you. Hosted by Tim Osborn-Jones and…
Borate Fusion: Explained
Apr 24 • 11 min
In this podcast episode, we cover how borate fusion is used for XRF and ICP sample preparation using SPEX SamplePrep and Katanax products.Hosted by Dan Kline of SPEX SamplePrep.Stay connected with SPEX SamplePrep!Website:…
Limiting Laboratory Exposure: A Chemist’s Guide to the COVID-19 Outbreak
Mar 30 • 69 min
Many chemists and scientists are considered essential personnel during the COVID-19 outbreak. While many chemists understand the nature of clean lab techniques, they might not be aware of how these techniques will protect them from a biological…
Past and Present: The Evolution of Cannabis
Mar 16 • 22 min
In this episode, SPEX Speaks Science discusses the growth of cannabis. From it’s early uses in ancient rituals to modern medicine, it is safe to say cannabis has been perceived many different ways throughout history. We touch on new emerging markets…
Chemistry of Vaping
Dec 23, 2019 • 14 min
SPEX Speak Science dives into the world of vaping. In this episode we touch on the history and basics of vaping, the alarming news headlines, and most importantly the chemistry of vaping. Is vaping a safer alternative to smoking? Are the e-juices safe?…
Trace Metals Analysis in Commercial Pet Foods
Nov 25, 2019 • 17 min
Ten years ago, SPEX CertiPrep published a well-received study about the toxic elements in Pet Food. We found that some dog and cat foods were full of heavy metals. Since that study was done, the US government enacted the Food Safety Modernization Act…
A Primer on the Emerging Hemp Testing Market
Oct 14, 2019 • 17 min
This podcast provides insight and addresses the challenges in the testing and regulations surrounding hemp. With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, and subsequent federal acceptance of hemp as a legal crop, a new wave of agriculture, consumer and…
Chemistry of Color
Jul 19, 2019 • 14 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights the chemistry of color.
Heavy Metals in Spices, Hemp and Nutraceuticals
Jun 18, 2019 • 15 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights heavy metal exposure in spices, hemp and nutraceuticals.
Heavy Metals in Food and Beverages
Jun 12, 2019 • 22 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights heavy metal exposure in food and beverages.
Chemistry of Hot Sauce
May 24, 2019 • 18 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights the chemistry of hot sauce.
Chemistry of Fragrance and Flavor
May 13, 2019 • 13 min
SPEX CertiPrep explores the chemistry of fragrance and flavor.
Heavy Metal Exposure in the Environment Part 2
Apr 25, 2019 • 21 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights heavy metal exposure.
Heavy Metal Exposure in the Environment Part 1
Apr 22, 2019 • 16 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights heavy metal exposure.
History of Women in Science
Mar 7, 2019 • 19 min
SPEX CertiPrep highlights important women in the history of science.
Chemistry of Wine
Mar 3, 2019 • 30 min
SPEX CertiPrep explores the chemistry of wine.
Chemistry of Chocolate
Feb 14, 2019 • 13 min
SPEX CertiPrep dives into the chemistry behind chocolate.
Mechanisms of Pesticides and Pest Control
Jan 28, 2019 • 20 min
SPEX CertiPrep looks at the development of modern pesticides.
History of Pesticides
Jan 25, 2019 • 22 min
SPEX CertiPrep looks at the history of pesticides.