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  1. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2019, 73, abstr. 097

    Methodology to determine the particle size distribution, mean, and standard deviation from sieve data

    ST. CHARLES F.K.(1); MORGAN W.T.(2)
    (1) St. Charles Consultancy, Lewisville, NC, USA; (2) RAI Services, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    A method is described which allows the mean and standard deviation of particle size to be estimated from sieve data. The results can be used to calculate and plot the particle size distribution, the cumulative distribution, percentiles, and guide...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 013

    Method development for pH analysis of ends aerosol and e-liquid

    HEFNER T.(1); ST. CHARLES F.K.(2); ANDERSON J.(3)
    (1) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston Salem, NC, USA; (2) St.Charles Consultancy, Winston Salem, NC, USA; (3) Eurofins Lancaster Labs, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    E-liquids are hygroscopic, non-aqueous liquids containing a small amount of water (~3-15%). When the pH of a non-aqueous liquid is measured using conventional methods and calibration buffers, the value can only be regarded as an "apparent pH". This...
  3. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2016, 70, abstr. 77

    A robust method for evaluating the pH of e-liquids

    ST. CHARLES F.K.(1); MOLDOVEANU S.(2); SCOTT W.(2)
    (1) St. Charles Consultancy, Lewisville, NC, USA; (2) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    The measurement of pH is one of the simplest and most common analytical methods practiced in the laboratory. The pH-meter is calibrated using certified buffers, the electrode is placed in the solution, and if a reading is obtained, the value is used....
  4. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2014, 68, abstr. 40

    Nicotine activity in tobacco

    ST.CHARLES F.K.(1); MOLDOVEANU S.C.(2)
    (1) St. Charles Consultancy, Lewisville, North Carolina, USA; (2) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
    The vapor pressure of pure nicotine has been reported in the literature. However, to the best of our knowledge, measurements of the vapor pressure of nicotine from tobacco have not been reported. Nicotine migration from tobacco to cigarette filters...
  5. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2013, 67, abstr. 38

    The migration during storage, transfer to smoke, and filtration efficiency of nicotine, glycerin, and propylene glycol in cigarettes.

    ST. CHARLES F.K.(1); MOLDOVEANU S.C.(2); MILLS H.D.(2); ANDRESEN N.P.(2)
    (1) St.Charles Consultancy, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston Salem, NC, USA
    This study evaluated the migration during storage, transfer to smoke and filtration of nicotine, glycerin and propylene glycol (PG) for cigarettes with cellulose acetate/triacetin filters. Filtration efficiency (FE) and smoke yields were studied for...
  6. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2012, 66, abstr. 62

    The quantitative estimation of toxicant dose to cigarette smokers

    ST. CHARLES F.K.(1); MCAUGHEY J.(2); SHEPPERD J.(2)
    (1) St. Charles Consultancy, Winston Salem, NC, USA; (2) British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited, Southampton, UK
    For the risk assessment of cigarette smoke, a reliable estimate of the mass of chemical compounds retained in the body would be beneficial. Filter studies provide estimates of mouth exposure to compounds in cigarette smoke, but do not account for...
  7. Tobacco Science & Technology, 2012, 1, p. 43-46., ISSN.1002-0861

    Determination of K+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ in tobacco with dry ashing-ion chromatography

    WANG Ying(1); ZHANG Wei(1); LI Xue(1); LI Li(2); WEI Zhao(3); TANG Gangling(1); HU Qingyuan(1)
    (1) China National Tobacco Quality Supervision & Test Center, Zhengzhou 450001, P.R. China; (2) Technology Center, China Tobacco Chuanyu Industrial Co., Ltd., Chengdu 610066, P.R. China; 3. Technology Center, Shenzhen Cigarette Factory, Shenzhen 518109, Guangdong, P.R. China
    A method for simultaneously determining the contents of potassium, calcium and magnesium in tobacco with dry ashing-ion chromatography was developed. The results showed that: the relative standard deviations of potassium, calcium and magnesium were...
  8. Tobacco Science & Technology, 2012, 10, p. 46-50, 84, ISSN.1002-0861

    Effects of material parameters on deliveries of seven harmful components in cigarette smoke

    ZHAO Le(1); PENG Bin(1); YU Chuanfang(1); HE Shujie(2); LIU Kejian(1); ZHAO Xiaodong(1); WANG Hongbo(1); GUO Jizhao(1); YAN Quanping(1); YU Jingjing(1); LI Ping(1); XIANG Nengjun(3); MENG Zhaoyu(3); CUI Tao(2); YANG Jun(2); NIE Cong(*1)
    (1) Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of CNTC, Zhengzhou 450001, P.R. China; (2) China Tobacco Chuanyu Industrial Co., Ltd., Chengdu 610066, P.R. China; (3) Hongta Tobacco (Group) Co., Ltd., Yuxi 653100, Yunnan, P.R. China
    To investigate the effects of material parameters on the deliveries of seven harmful components in cigarette smoke, the deliveries of CO, HCN, NNK, NH3, BaP, phenol and crotonaldehyde, in mainstream smoke of forty cigarette samples made with...
  9. Tobacco Science & Technology, 2012, 4, p. 72-75, ISSN.1002-0861

    Structural characteristic analysis and mRNA expression of Cathepsin B gene in Nicotiana tabacum

    ZHAO Min(1); WANG Changguo(1); LIU Jin(2); KOU Mingyu(1); LI Ning(1); WU Yan(1); DAI Ya(*1); XIA Qingyou(*2,3)
    (1) Technology Center of China Tobacco Chuanyu Industrial Co., Ltd., Chengdu 610066, P.R. China; (2) College of Biotechnology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, P.R. China; (3) Institute of Agronomy and Life Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030, P.R. China
    In order to clarify the function of Cathepsin B gene (NbCathB) in Nicotiana tabacum, the sequence of NbCathB was analyzed. The NbCathB ORF (Open Read Frame) was 951 bp in length and encoded 316 amino acids with the predicted molecular weight of 35.2...