Multidimensional Gas Chromotagraphy
Michelle Misselwitz, of Chemistry Matters, will teach a full-day, beginner short-course focused on Multidimensional Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry at Pittcon 2021. One-dimensional GC analysis of petroleum, cannabis, food, environmental, and biological samples results in numerous overlapping peaks. It is often difficult to achieve fundamental knowledge about a sample, explore impurities, or identify indicative biomarkers without further separation. Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) has proven successful when 1D-GC is insufficient. This course, taught by a diverse collaboration of scientists, will address the common questions and hesitations about adopting GC×GC. After completion, attendees will be able to compare and contrast different GC×GC systems, identify resources for method development, and formulate strategies for processing GC×GC data.
- Benefits of GC×GC compared to 1D GC
- Fundamentals of GC×GC
- History, key papers and references
- Applications of GC×GC
- Food Safety
- Method Development
- Column selection
- Temperature and flow parameters
- Detector options and requirements
- Modulator types and considerations
- Hands-on Demonstrations
- On-site GC×GC instrument
- Column connections and installation
- Online resources
- Data Analysis
- System requirements and options
- Data processing parameters
- Data reduction strategies
- Quantitative and Qualitative analysis
- Statistical approaches
The course will target basic users of gas chromatography who are interested in learning about GC×GC. This also includes users who are looking to improve their analysis with an optimized GC×GC approach. Possible attendees include students, researchers, industry scientists, and chemical laboratory technologists.
Chemistry Matters, a niche consulting company, specializes in using GC×GC for industrial clients and forensic investigations. Previously, Michelle developed GC×GC solutions to support the environmental, food safety, petroleum, and botanical markets. Michelle has taught over 15 professional seminars and hands-on courses on the subjects of gas chromatography (GC), mass spectrometry (MS) and sample preparation. She has 10 years of experience with GC×GC, including 5 years of daily operation. Through education efforts and promoting tangible benefits, Michelle is passionate about increasing widespread adoption of GC×GC.
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