Day 1: Pittcon Theater 2011

E-Separation Solutions

This morning LCGC North America and LCGC Europe will begin the 2011 Pittcon Theater sessions.

This morning LCGC North America and LCGC Europe will begin the 2011 Pittcon Theater sessions. This dynamic multimedia project will include live interviews with leading luminaries from the world of analytical chemistry and will cover the latest developments, applications and trends in chromatography and spectroscopy.

Today's morning sessions on gas chromatography kick off at 10:00 a.m. with the new editorial director of LCGC North America and Spectroscopy, Laura Bush, interviewing Alyssa Andrews-Ashley from the United States Pharmacopeia on the latest developments in Static headspace GC–MS for the detection of residual solvents.

Jared Anderson, associate professor of analytical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toledo will then offer insights into the evolving role of ionic liquids in the developments of new sorbent coatings for Solid-phase microextraction–gas chromatography (SPME–GC). This is followed by a discussion on Microfabricated gas chromatographs for the sub-ppb determination of complex vapour components by Professor Edward T. Zellers from the Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Sciences and Chemistry departments at the University of Michigan.

The afternoon sessions on HPLC/UHPLC will begin at 2:00 p.m. with an interview with Michael W. Dong, senior scientist in the Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry and QC division at Genentech who will reveal some of the challenges (and benefits) of using UHPLC in pharmaceutical analysis. Fabrice Gritti, research associate at the University of Tennesee, will then describe the role of Fast analytical chromatography in the design of new stationary phases.

Transferring assays to different laboratories can often be problematic in practice and LCGC EAB member, Mary Ellen McNally, who is a technical fellow in the analytical science department at DuPont Crop Protection will discuss important issues to take into account when comparing UHPLC with HPLC. The final session of the day will describe interesting findings on the physiochemical characteristics of Chromatographic materials in HPLC based on work by Professor Luis A. Colon from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Buffalo.

You are cordially invited to attend these state-of-the-art sessions at Booth #3217.

All attendees will have a chance to win an iPad2 (the winner must be present at the time of the draw).