Sample assessment, sample preparation and stationary phase choice
We begin by discussing how to set analytical objectives, because, in the words of the Wizard of Oz, if you don’t know where you are going, how do you know when you’ve arrived! This will involve assessment of the sample matrix and analyte chemistry (where known) and their influence on designing methods and setting analytical objectives.
We’ll look at the sample preparation options available to us and the types of preparation that might be required for various inlet types and detection techniques.
We also begin our discussion on selecting the correct mode of chromatography for our separation and examine some of the stationary phase chemistries available to today’s method developers.
Tony has been doing, researching, teaching and training in analytical chemistry for the past 28 years. He comes from a pharmaceutical and polymer analysis background and continues to work with both liquid and gas phase techniques at Crawford Scientific (UK).
His main interests are the use of LC-MS and GC-MS for structural characterisation and the quantitation of trace components in complex matrices. He is professionally qualified trainer and is Technical Director of the CHROMacademy.
Associated Training Material from CHROMacademy
FAQs will be added as students progress through the course.