E20: Green Analytical Chemistry

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

Dr. Doug Raynie, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This one-day short course is designed to provide participants with an overview of green chemistry and an application of green chemistry principles to analytical methods. Solvent concerns and means to address the environmental, health, and safety concerns of solvent use are discussed. Specific green approaches to analytical separations and spectroscopy, along with case studies, are presented. Finally, metrics for assessing the greenness of analytical procedures are compared.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Laboratory technicians and managers, especially those interesting in learning approaches to develop new analytical procedures, or modify existing approaches, with green chemistry attributes.

TOPICS
1. Principles of Green Chemistry
  a. Examples
  b. Green Engineering
2. Green Analytical Chemistry
  a. Myths
  b. Overview
  c. Approaches
3. Green Assessments
  a. Merck Analytical Method Volume Intensity
  b. Green Profiles
  c. Others
4. Solvent Replacements and Alternatives
  a. What makes a solvent green?
  b. Selection Guides
  c. Solvent Replacements
5. Greening Spectroscopy
6. Greening Separations

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Douglas Raynie is Associate Professor and Head of the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Physics at South Dakota State University. Prior to joining SDSU, he was employed for eleven years as a Senior Scientist at Procter and Gamble’s Corporate Research Division. He earned his Ph.D. at Brigham Young University under the direction of Dr. Milton L. Lee. Dr. Raynie’s research interests include high-resolution chromatography (including high-temperature LC and SFC), chromatographic sample preparation (including ASE, SFE, SPME, and SPE), chromatography theory, green chemistry, and problem-based learning in analytical chemistry. He is author of the Sample Preparation Perspectives column for LC/GC.