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Practical and Applied Gas Chromatography

Gain a sound working knowledge of gas chromatography methods, techniques, and equipment.

About the Course

Master the fundamentals of gas chromatography (GC). This course is designed for beginners, intermediates, and even advanced level users in GC who want practical laboratory experience and thorough understanding of GC fundamentals.

By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable understanding any modern GC. You’ll be able to choose the correct temperatures, flows, column length, diameter, film thickness, and stationary phase. The added bonus is that the instructor makes it both simple and fun to learn. All of the classroom instruction is reinforced with plenty of practical examples.

Every participant will have the opportunity to learn about building calibration curves, developing complex methods from scratch, and optimizing GC methods. No prior experience in advanced mathematics, theoretical
chemistry, or physics is required for this course. All you need is a desire to learn GC. If you want to learn, we can teach you!

  • Understanding Resolution (Separation) in GC
  • Fast GC – How to reduce you analysis time by 50% to 90%
  • Method Development – How to develop a method from scratch
  • GC/MS
  • Headspace GC
  • Troubleshooting from the chromatogram – separation conditions
  • Troubleshooting GC hardware    

What You Will Learn

  •  The fundamentals of GC
  • How to apply those fundamentals to develop, improve and troubleshoot GC analyses
  • How to develop GC methods from scratch
  • Specialized techniques based on your specific interests

Who Should Attend

Beginners, intermediate, and advanced level practitioners in gas chromatography who want to understand how GC works.

No previous experience in gas chromatography is required for the course.    

Course Outline

  • Day 1

    • Introduction to GC
    • Inlet Systems
    • Resolution
    • GC Theory
    • Capillary Columns
    • Detectors
  • Day 2

    • GC/MS
    • Electronic Pressure Control
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Method Development / Temperature Programming
    • Headspace GC
    • Troubleshooting from Real Chromatograms
    • Troubleshooting Exercise

Dates, Locations, and Prices

Five for four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. The free registration will be the course of the lowest price. Please note: This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered. 

About the Instructor(s)

Lee N. Polite

President , Axion Analytical Labs, Inc

Dr. Lee N. Polite is the president and founder of Axion Analytical Labs, Inc. He has taught chromatography to customers from every major pharmaceutical, chemical, and petroleum company in the U.S.