GC-MS for the chromatographer HC287 / A02

Start date
10 May 16
1 Day
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA View on Google Map


This course is designed to highlight the powerful possibilities of Gas Chromatography (GC) analysis with mass spectral detection. Tuning and tune reports will be explained and instruction given in the use of tune reports as a powerful diagnostic tool. The functionality of the Mass Spectrometry (MS) will be discussed in detail including principles of quadrupole and ion trap mass filters. Ion detection devices will be explained and the use of electron impact and chemical ionisation sources will be investigated with applicability to practical situations. GC parameters will also be considered with operation and troubleshooting of inlets and columns explained.

This course is recommended for users of GC-MS equipment, or anyone interested in learning the analytical capabilities afforded by this type of instruments. No previous knowledge of mass spectrometry is necessary, but an understanding of the fundamentals of gas chromatography is beneficial.


What you will learn:

  • how the different components of the mass spectrometer work with the gas chromatograph, from the transfer line to the vacuum pumps
  • how ions are produced, filtered and detected, and the alternative ways different instruments achieve this
  • how tuning affects the instrument and the data generated, and how to benefit from this knowledge
  • the rich plethora of information that can be acquired and how to optimise instrument settings for high data quality


GC-MS for the chromatographer10 May 201609:00-17:00Glasgow Caledonian University


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heated memberActivity fee£178.00 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£194.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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