Practical GC method development HC293 / F03

Start date
26 Apr 16
2 Days
King's College London, Kings College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS View on Google Map


This two day course provides a step-by step approach to method development for GC. Column dimensions, phase type, inlet type and operating conditions, detector settings and optimisation along with sample preparation regimes are all crucial and often baffling choices available to the chromatographer developing methods for GC analysis. This course takes a logical and progressive approach to the subject and discusses the important ‘make or break’ choices. Practical exercises illustrate the effect of different inlet conditions, oven temperature programme, stationary phase types and detection settings on real samples.

This course is designed for the more experienced chromatographer. Attendance to the Fundamental GC and GC Troubleshooting and maintenance training courses is not compulsory, but can be advantageous. You should have a good knowledge of chromatography and experience as a GC user. Some experience in method development is also recommended. A good grounding in chemistry will be beneficial.


What you will learn:

  • setting method development objectives
  • sample preparation
  • inlet and flow rate parameters
  • choosing a column and temperature program
  • optimisation strategies


Practical GC method development26 April 201609:00-17:00King's College London


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heated memberActivity fee£680.00 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£744.00 +VAT

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

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