Pittcon 2022 | March 5 - 9, 2022
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Fast GC-MS Analysis: How to Achieve Fast Separation to Increase Sample Throughput and Productivity

  • SC Office A302
  • Course Number:SC14481
Monday,March 07, 2022:1:00 PM -5:00 PM


Yelena Sapozhnikova
Research Chemist
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service


This course will provide theoretical fundamentals of low pressure (LP) vacuum outlet gas chromatography (GC) as well as practical hands-on experience on LPGC assembly that can be implemented in any laboratory for fast separation of semi-volatile organic compounds. The main advantage of LPGC is speed, which provides 4 times faster separation compared to conventional GC, thus leading to high sample throughput and productivity. Additional benefits include greater sensitivity, reduced degradation of thermally liable compounds, greater ruggedness and reduced peak tailing. In short, LPGC can increase productivity, reduce GC separation time, improve instrument ruggedness and reduce time for maintenance.

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Course Outline

Theory of fast low pressure (vacuum outlet) chromatography
Comparing conventional GC with LPGC: pros and cons
Real world examples of LPGC-MS applications in different areas of analysis
Overview of practical considerations
Use of analyte protectants to reduce matrix effects
Hands-on practice to LPGC column assembly

Learning Objectives

To learn fundamentals of vacuum outlet GC, practical approaches and applications of fast GC-MS analysis.

Additional Info

Categories (Up to 5):
Environmental Analysis,Food,Forensics,Gas Chromatography,Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry,Mass Spectrometry,Petroleum Analysis

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Scientific Specialties:
Chromatography – Gas,Mass Spectrometry

Target Audience:
This course is for anyone using GC-MS or GC-MS/MS in their laboratory. Any laboratory personnel, scientists interested in speeding up GC separation for semi-volatile organic compounds (pesticides, environmental contaminants, nutraceutical, forensic, petroleum applications) will benefit from this course.

Type of Industry:
Agriculture,Analytical Chemistry/Equipment/Instruments,Chemicals/Chemical Equipment,Cosmetics/Fragrances/Flavors,Environmental/Air/Water/Wastewater,Food/Beverage/Consumer Products,Petroleum/Petrochemicals,Polymers/Coatings/Rubber