3-day Anthias Hands-on Advanced Techniques (PTV | LVI | GCxGC Software) course
09 Dec 2013 - 11 Dec 2013 - The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
What will I learn?
The Hands-On Advanced Techniques course combines the 3 advanced GC courses on
the Programmable Temperature Vapouriser (PTV), Large Volume Injection (LVI) and
GCxGC Software. These courses mix theory and hands-on practicals in a lab
What is covered?
If you have difficult or complex samples and wish to explore a variety of
sample introduction techniques, learn how to improve sensitivity through
increased sample injection volume and to improve the resolution of your
analysis through two-dimensional chromatography, then you should attend this
The PTV course focuses on the added functionalities of PTVs over standard
hot inlets as a truly multi-mode inlet. Part of the day will be spent looking
at the theory and advantages of cold split and cold splitless injections and
the uses for cold-trapping, high final inlet temperatures, large volume
injections and additional techniques like thermal desorption and extraction.
The remainder of the day will be spent in the lab creating, using and optimising
cold injection methods to analyse thermally labile and high molecular weight
samples and looking at other PTV techniques.
The LVI course combines the theory and advantages behind the different
large volume injection techniques with “hands-on” practicals to create, use and
optimise LVI methods in the lab.
The GCxGC course enables you to learn the theory and advantages of
comprehensive multi-dimensional gas chromatography and then experience the
power of GCxGC by analysing and experimenting with some previously acquired
data using GC Image software. This course will cover GCxGC and GCImage software
and requires knowledge of GC or GC-MS.
Individual days: You
can come for a 1-, 2- or 3- day course, learning the techniques you need.
Is this course for me?
This course will enable you to learn and practice on some advanced and
powerful GC techniques which could be very useful for you analysis.
The Open University,
Milton Keynes, UK
For more information or a course outline, please email
Special discounts are available on the 3-day course for early bookings, RSC
members, ChromSoc Members and Group Discount.