E20: Getting the Most out of Capillary Gas Chromatography

One-Day Course 
Date to be announced; 8:30am – 5:00pm

Dr. Matthew S Klee, XO Associates LLC, Northborough, MA

This course is designed for GC users who seek an enjoyable, practical, and focused update on the latest developments in capillary gas chromatography.  Attendees will receive an informed perspective on current “best practices” and the latest trends and advancements in capillary gas chromatography. Traditional GC theory will be expanded and applied to everyday situations. Perspective will be shared to differentiate the marketing hype from that which can make a real difference in the lab. Straightforward and practical explanations will be presented for each topic such that students will be able to make informed decisions on adoption and application of new techniques and instrumentation.

This course

1. Capillary GC Tune-Up
  a. Common myths and misconceptions debunked
2. Sample introduction
  a. Practical fundamentals from samplers through inlets
  b. Large volume injection
3. Fast GC
  a. Is it worth it?
  b. How to painlessly and quickly migrate your current methods
  c. What’s the story on H2 carrier gas?
  d. Putting it together
4. Multidimensional methods (instrumentation, practice)
  a. Capillary Flow Technology – expanding possibilities
  b. Deans switch, heartcutting
  c. Multidimensional and comprehensive multidimensional separations (GC×GC)
5. Capillary column backflushing – BF with benefits
  a. Easier than you think
6. Optimal GC/MS
  a. Staying out of trouble
  b. Maximizing performance
7. Method development and troubleshooting – interactive discussion

Dr. Matthew S. Klee, PhD, is an internationally recognized analytical instrumentation expert, scientist, inventor, and author. He is considered one of the leading authorities in the areas of GC and GC-MS instrumental analysis. In addition, Dr. Klee is renowned for the quality and relevance of his live, on-line, and on-demand technical courses and presentations and has been a regular presenter of GC and GC-MS related short courses at PittCon.