Complete GC & GC-MS
14 Jul 2014 - 18 Jun 2014 - Imperial College London
The 5‐day Complete GC & GC‐MS course is built from the 3‐day Practical Essentials of GC & GC‐MS
and the 2‐day GC & GC‐MS Clinic courses to provide a complete training solution enabling you to
understand your Gas Chromatograph or GC‐MS instrument, develop applications, troubleshoot &
This course covers all the practical theory you need to know about Gas Chromatography and its
related techniques including gas chromatography‐mass spectrometry; gases and plumbing; sample
introduction like split, splitless, on‐column and large volume injection techniques; analytical
columns; GC detectors and mass selective detectors; data analysis; and sampling techniques like
headspace, SPME, pyrolysis, thermal desorption, purge & trap, liquid‐liquid and solid‐phase
It also looks at how to choose the GC & GC‐MS techniques for an application, set‐up the instrument,
how to develop & optimise methods and then finally how to maintain & troubleshoot the
instrument, techniques and method. It also takes a brief look at advanced techniques to help solve
those very tricky applications including Selective Discrimination, Deconvolution, Two‐Dimensional GC
(GC+GC & GCxGC) and Chemometrics.
This 5‐day course is recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing
Professional Development. Members of the RSC will receive a 15% discount on this course if booked
at least 4 weeks in advance. A FREE glossary on GC & GC‐MS is provided with this course!
Who is this for?
The Complete GC & GC‐MS course is for those who have basic knowledge of gas chromatography
and would like to greatly enhance it, learning the practical theory about all available GC & GC‐MS
techniques. For complete beginners it is advisable to first attend the 1‐day Absolute Basics of GC &
GC‐MS, as you may be overwhelmed by the amount of information on this course.
You can attend the 5‐day course all at once or, learn about the techniques in the first 3 days, go back
to the lab to implement the knowledge and then join us at a later date to attend the more advanced
2‐day GC & GC‐MS Clinic course.