Complete Theory of GC and GC-MS (5 Days)

9 - 13 November 2015, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This in-depth five day course will provide you with everything you need to know about GC and GC-MS to enable you to understand your instrument, develop better applications, troubleshoot and carry out essential maintenance. This course can be attended as individual day modules.

Who should take this course?
The Complete GC & GC-MS course is for those who have a basic knowledge of gas chromatography and would like to greatly enhance it by learning the practical theory behind a wide range of GC & GC-MS techniques.For complete beginners it is advisable to first attend the one day Absolute Basics of GC & GC-MS course. What does it cover? This course covers everything you need to know about GC and GC-MS and the related techniques including;
• Gases and plumbing
• Sample introduction techniques
• GC columns
• GC detectors
• Data analysis
• Headspace
• Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME)
• Pyrolysis
• Thermal desorption
• Purge & trap
• Liquid-liquidextraction
• Solid-phase extraction
Delegates will discover how to choose GC and GC-MS techniques for specific applications, how to set-up the instrument, how to develop & optimise GC and GC-MS methods and how to maintain & troubleshoot the instrument along with techniques and methods. This course also takes a brief look at advanced techniques that can be used to help solve those very tricky applications including selective discrimination, deconvolution, two-dimensional GC (GC+GC &GCxGC) and chemometrics.

This course isapproved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Available as an in-house or off-site course. Contact us for details Tel: 0118 930 3660 Email:

What will I get from this course? You will:-
Discover the importance of good chromatography
Discover how to select and use the GC carrier gas
Learn about various injection techniques and when to use them
Discover how to select a GC column
Learn the operation and selection of an appropriate GC detector
Learn about the principles and components of the mass spectrometer
Learn how to undertake data analysis
Learn about different sampling techniques for GC
Discover strategies for method development
Gain an understanding of GC & MS advanced techniques
Recognise areas requiring maintenance on the instrument
Discover the logical steps of instrument troubleshooting

Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MS(3 days)
Advanced 2-day GC & GC-MS Clinic(2 days)
Other Individual Day Courses(1 day each)
The 5 day Complete Theory course can be attended in 2 separate parts, a 3-day course covering “The Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MS” (days 1 to 3 below) and an “Advanced 2-day GC & GC-MS Clinic” (days 4 and 5 below). Furthermore, if you would like to improve your knowledge in a specific area, you can choose to attend individual day modules from the Complete GC & GC-MS course as follows.
Day 1: Gases & Plumbing and Sample Introduction in GC & GC-MS
Day 2: GC Columns, GC Detectors (including MSD) and Data Analysis
Day 3: Sampling Techniques for GC & GC-MS
Day 4: GC & GC-MS Method Development and Advanced Techniques
Day 5: GC & GC-MS Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Please contact us to discuss your exact requirements with us
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TBC, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

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