LCGC TV: Gas Chromatography

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LCGC TV: Kevin Schug on Vacuum Ultraviolet Detection for Gas Chromatography

Gas chromatography (GC) is often regarded as a mature technology and some say that the application base has become routine; however, conventional detectors may not be able to keep up with the speed of separations that can be achieved today. In this new video Kevin Schug from the University of Texas Arlington, USA, talks about the development of a new vacuum ultraviolet (UV) detector, from the initial idea to the fundamentals of its operation. Watch Here >>


LCGC TV: Luigi Mondello on Food Analysis using 2D GC

Comprehensive gas chromatography (GC) is a multidimensional technique that has the potential to increase peak capacity resolution when separating complex mixtures. In this new video from LCGC TV, Luigi Mondello from the University of Messinia, Italy, describes the fundamental principles of 2D GC, and explains the advantages over 1D GC. Watch Here >>

LCGC TV: Should you be using GCxGC in your routine analysis?

Two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) started out as a specialized technique reserved for the domain of academic researchers. But the technique, and the instrumentation, have evolved significantly in the past decade. Does it make sense to use GC x GC in routine analysis? Frank Dorman weighs in. Watch Here>>



LCGC TV: How to Pick Column Combinations for GCxGC

When you are setting up a two-dimensional GC separation (GCxGC), how do you get the optimal combination of columns with the least amount of method development pain? In two new short videos, Nick Snow of Seton Hall offers advice, about column type and column length.


LCGC TV: GC in Forensic Laboratories

Tom Brettell, an associate professor of chemistry at Cedar Crest College, USA, recently conducted a survey of gas chromatography column use in forensic laboratories in the United States. Here is what he found, in terms of the types of columns they are using and the problems they face. Watch here>>


LCGC TV: The Potential of Thermal Gradient Gas Chromatography (TGGC)

Thermal gradient gas chromatography (TGGC) was first developed in the 1960s to reduce the effects of peak broadening. With recent developments in technology, the technique is now being re-examined. In two new videos from LCGC TV, Milton L. Lee from Brigham Young University discusses the principles of TGGC, and the possible advantages of TGGC over traditional GC methods. Watch here>>


LCGC TV: Analyzing Drugs of Abuse

In a recent study, Nick Snow of Seton Hall University studied the presence of drugs of abuse in various complex matrices to detect trace quantities of drugs of abuse such as salvorinin A. In a new short video, Snow explains why used GCxGC–TOF-MS is a good choice for this type of analysis. Watch here>>


LCGC TV:  The Pros and Cons of GCxGC

Two-dimensional gas chromatography has advanced considerably since its first emergence in the late 1980s and its first applications for the hydrocarbon fingerprinting of crude oils. In a new interview, Frank L. Dorman of Penn State University talks about the evolution of GCxGC and the key advantages and disadvantages of the technique, including why fear of its complexity gets in the way of its broader use. Watch here>>