INSTRUMENT TRAINING MODULES: Chromatography

  • GCMS
  • GC
  • HPLC

GCMS

Shimadzu QP-2020 GCMS Training Modules

GCMS the VERY Basics for Dummies: Lecture/Lab Combined

  • Organization
    • Training Period: 2 hours
    • Capacity: 2-4 Students (TAs and Profs) 
    • Offered: Week before and First week of Fall and Spring Semesters 
  • Content
    • The very basics of use for the GCMS using a routine or standard method for the delivery of education. Access of the instrument, setting up a singular sequence and/or utilizing a preprogrammed sequence, automated sampling use, and protecting the instrument is covered. Changing columns and more complex sequences are not covered.

GCMS Basics – Lecture. Co-Registration with lab portion required. PM in Fall; AM in Spring

  • Organization
    • Training Period: Minimum of 8 hours in 2-3 hour blocks delivered over the course of 2 weeks.
    • Capacity: 6-8 students 
    • Offered: Starts first week of Sept., Feb., and June respectively; details will be announced 
  • Content
    • Basics of GC and MS necessary to method development; sample preparation and solvent selection, GC and MS method development and how to protect the instrument; sample sequence building

GCMS Basics - Lab. Prerequisite: GCMS Basics – Lecture. PM in Fall; AM in Spring 

  • Organization
    • Training Period: Minimum of 12 hours in 2-2.5 hour blocks delivered over the course of 4 weeks.
    • Capacity: 1-2 students 
  • Content
    • Lab housekeeping, hands-on introduction to the software, method and sequence building practice with a focus on how to get good data, analysis of actual liquid samples, data analysis, database searching and validation of results, report formatting and generation.

GCMS - Headspace Analysis. Prerequisite: GCMS Basics – Lab 

  • Organization
    • Training Period: 2 hours
    • Capacity: 1-2 students 
    • Offered: Nov. and April
  • Content
    • Use of the GCMS for headspace sample analysis.

GCMS - SPME Analysis. Prerequisite: GCMS Basics – Lab 

  • Organization
    • Training Period: 2 hours
    • Capacity: 1-2 students 
    • Offered: Nov. and April
  • Content
    • Use of the GCMS for sample analysis using solid-phase microextraction.

 

GC

GC Training Modules

Varian 3800 GC General Training: Lecture/Lab Combined

  • Organization
    • Training Period: 2 hours
    • Capacity: 1-2 Students
    • Offered: on request
  • Content
    • Lab housekeeping, basics of GC method development, sample preparation and solvent selection, hands-on introduction to the system, method building practice, analysis of samples

 

HPLC

HPLC Training Modules

Thermo Vanquish HPLC General Training: Lecture/Lab Combined

  • Organization
    • Training Period: 5 hours
    • Capacity: 1-2 Students
    • Offered: on request
  • Content
    • Lab housekeeping, basics of HPLC method and sequence development, sample preparation and solvent selection, hands-on introduction to the software, method and sequence building practice, analysis of samples, basic data analysis, report formatting and generation.