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The CHROMacademy Essential Guide Webcast:
How to Select the Optimum GC Column

Thursday 20th July 2017,
11:00am EDT/ 8:00am PDT/ 4:00pm BST/ 5:00pm CEST


Whilst the choice of GC columns may seem myriad, the number of chemistries is actually rather limited; in this webcast you will learn how to select the best stationary phase composition for your application along with the factors which should influence your selection of column dimensions.

Presented by

Presented by John V. Hinshaw (Senior Scientist, Serveron Corporation)


Tony Taylor (Technical Director, Crawford Scientific)

Topics Covered

Practical considerations to ensure you get the most from your GC column

  • Practical considerations for choosing the correct stationary phase
  • The impact of GC column dimensions
  • Must know for correct column installation and conditioning

Presenter Information »


How to Select the Optimum GC Column - Tutorial

This month’s webcast focused on GC column selection.  Our tutorial material has been selected to further your knowledge of GC column stationary phase chemistry and dimensions and how these parameters can be used to improve chromatographic resolution.

Our Quick guides, CHROMacademy course content, and archived webcasts and tutorials will provide you with the information to develop the optimum GC method with the right column.

Watch the webcast

eLearning Modules

GC Columns

Learn how to select the correct column for your application and install it correctly for optimum chromatographic results.

Polysiloxane Classifications | Stationary Phase Selection Summary | Column Dimensions – Length
Carrier Gas Flow Rate | Column Bleed | Column Installation and Conditioning


Quick Guides

GC-MS Columns for GC Methods

Could you gain sensitivity in your GC method by utilizing a GC-MS column?  The answer is yes.

GC-MS Columns for GC Methods »

GC Column Conditioning

Learn how to efficiently and correctly condition a GC column for optimum results.

GC Column Conditioning »

GC Column Maintenance - Prevention is Better than Cure

Using proper procedures for capillary GC column storage and conditioning can have a major impact on column lifetime and the quality of results obtained. This ‘Tips and Tricks’ instalment covers everything you wanted to know but were never told about proper GC column maintenance.

GC Column Maintenance »

GC Column Selection Quiz

Just for fun!  Test your knowledge on GC column selection.

GC Column Selection Quiz »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your GC

Gas chromatography (GC) is widely used in variety of application areas, yet rarely is the application or equipment properly optimized.  With nearly 70 years of use since its invention in 1947, much is known about the technique however, there is always room for everyone to sharpen their practice, so we’ve put together 10 of our favorite lesser known facts which we think will have a positive impact on your GC data.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your GC »

Developing Better GC Methods - A Blueprint

We explore what constitutes the optimum GC method. We will examine the many instrument parameter settings, as well as the chemistry and temperature program considerations which can and should be optimized for every analysis.
This webcast analyzes what the ideal method specification might look like and highlights the important decisions which lead to highly stable and sensitive GC methods. The webcast will draw up a blueprint for a highly useful and practically relevant optimum GC method.

Developing Better GC Methods »

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John V. Hinshaw
Senior Scientist,
Serveron Corporation

John is the GC Department Dean at CHROMacademy.

He has been active in the field of chromatography for more than thirty years primarily in gas chromatography engineering and applications.

He is currently Senior Scientist at Serveron Corporation where he develops on-line instrumentation.

John is the longtime editor of the "GC Connections" column in LC/GC Magazine, and he actively participates in ACS, ASTM International, IEEE, IUPAC, USP, and CIGRÉ.

Tony Taylor
Technical Director
Crawford Scientific

Tony comes from a pharmaceutical background and has many years’ research and development experience in small molecule analysis and bio-analysis using LC, GC and hyphenated MS techniques.

Tony is actively involved in method development within the analytical services laboratory at Hall Analytical – which supplies contract research in Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry. He continues to research in novel separation technologies, chromatographic method development and structural characterization, especially in the areas of Extractable and Leachable analysis and Bio-Chromatography.

Tony is the Technical Director of the CHROMacademy and has spent the past 17 years as a trainer and developing on-line education materials in analytical chemistry techniques.