Pittcon 2009- Day 1

E-Separation Solutions

LCGC's coverage of day one at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago.

March 9 — Chicago, Illinois — Good morning and welcome to this, the first day of LCGC’s daily coverage of Pittcon 2009 from the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. This is a crucial Pittcon, and perhaps the most anticipated in a long time, as many people are looking to see how much the economy has affected business and the conference industry in general.

March 9 — Chicago, Illinois — Well known LCGC Columnists John Dolan and John Hinshaw provide their list of recommended sessions.

John Dolan's Recommendations:

John Hinshaw's Recommendations:

March 9 — Chicago, Illinois — Welcome back to Chicago and Pittcon 2009. It’s likely to be a lot colder here than it was for Pittcon 2008 in New Orleans, but there should be no shortage of interesting sessions to attend this week.

March 9 — Chicago, Illinois — Pittcon 2009 has brought us back to the windy city, where the technical sessions are sure to be anything but breezy. Sunday afternoon’s session titled, “New Stationary Phases for GC and LC,” is a prime example of a session that was filled with new information for separation scientists to enjoy.

March 9 — Chicago, Illinois — Sunday afternoon’s plenary lecture at Pittcon 2009 was presented by George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. The lecture was titled “Paper Diagnostics — Using First World Science in Developing Economies.”

March 9 — Chicago, Illinois — Longtime LCGC contributor Dr. Frantisek Svec will receive the prestigious Dal Nogare Award at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago during a technical session on Monday morning.

HPLC Autosamplers offers a practical introduction to the principles of autosampler function, use and troubleshooting, as well as a full multimedia description of how autosamplers function in step-by-step guides. From pull-to-fill to integral loop designs, this unit gives critical insight into how these devices function in order to introduce our sample plug into the eluent flow as efficiently as possible. Critical topics such as carryover are discussed as well as in-depth treatment of the effects of sample volume and autosampler design on peak shape and efficiency. Learn how a Rheodyne valve functions and what to look out for when autosamplers go wrong!

This interactive experience offers step-by-step multimedia of how each major autosampler category works, liquid flow diagrams to help you understand and troubleshoot your autosampler issues, an interactive carryover module to highlight potential problem areas with your analysis, a detailed explanation of how sampling valves work, valve troubleshooting, and a module quiz to test your understanding.

CLICK HEREto begin your multimedia learning experience!

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