Pittcon 2020 – Short Course – Beginners Guide to Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GCxGC)

Michelle Misselwitz and Dr. Court Sandau to present a Short Course at Pittcon

Michelle Misselwitz of Chemistry Matters will be leading the Beginners Guide to Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GCxGC). 

This course will take place on Sunday, March 01, 2020: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Room: Short Course Office S100C
Session Number: SC1207

There is an outstanding need to educate and inform the broad analytical community about comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC). GC×GC has continued to grow and diversify with regular appearances in most major conferences. After completion of this course attendees will be familiar with the benefits and operation of GC×GC and determine when it is an appropriate technique for their laboratory. Attendees will be able to compare and contrast different GC×GC systems, identify resources for method development, and formulate strategies for coping with GC×GC data. A diverse collaboration of scientists, including Dr. Court Sandau, will instruct this course to provide attendees with a well-rounded GC×GC educational experience.


1. Introduction
    a. Benefits of GC×GC compared to 1D GC
    b. Hot topics and application examples
    c. Fundamentals of GC×GC
    d. History, key papers and references
    e. Modulator types and considerations
2. Method Development
    a. Column selection
    b. Temperature and flow parameters
    c. Detector options and requirements
    d. Optimization and troubleshooting
3. Hands-on Demonstrations
    a. On-site GC×GC instrument
    b. Column connections and installation
    c. Online resources
4. Data Analysis
    a. System requirements and options
    b. Data processing parameters
    c. Data reduction strategies
    d. Quantitative and Qualitative analysis
    e. Statistical approaches
5. Applications of GC×GC
    a. Petroleum
    b. Environmental
    c. Forensics
    d. Food Safety
    e. Metabolomics