The CHROMacademy Essential Guide to: Choosing the Correct Sample Preparation Technique



Webinar Date/Time: Thursday, July 20th, 2023 at 8am PDT | 11am EDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST

Join this webcast and discover the most effective sample preparation techniques. Learn how to choose the correct method, whether it's a simple liquid/liquid extraction or a complex solid phase extraction. Explore the underlying chemical mechanisms for selectivity and gain insights into the merits and drawbacks of various techniques. Don't miss out on this opportunity to optimize your sample preparation and elevate your chromatography methods. Perfect for professionals working with HPLC, GC, or hyphenated techniques seeking to develop robust and reliable methods.

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Event Overview:

This webcast will provide details of sample preparation techniques and guide you towards the correct method for your sample, whether it is a simple liquid/liquid extraction, or a more complex solid phase extraction. We will discuss what sample preparation techniques are available, and how to choose the correct method. Techniques that are applicable to particular sample types and applications, and their merits and drawbacks are discussed. The underlying chemical mechanisms which lead to selectivity within sample preparation are highlighted.

Topics Covered:

  • What sample preparation techniques are available
  • What are the underlying chemical mechanisms which lead to selectivity within sample preparation
  • Which sample preparation techniques are applicable to particular sample types and applications
  • What are the relative merits and drawbacks of each commonly employed technique
  • How to choose the correct sample preparation technique


Dawn Watson
CHROMacademy Product Manager

Dr. Watson completed her Ph.D. in synthetic inorganic chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, followed by postdoctoral research on small molecule reaction kinetics at Princeton University. Following several years working for a major instrument manufacturer, she became a technical expert for CHROMacademy in 2013. She has expertise in various analytical techniques, including HPLC, GC, GC MS, LC MS, NMR, and molecular spectroscopy, as well as numerous wet chemistry and sample preparation techniques.

Colin Towers

Senior Technical Support Chemist

After completing a degree in pharmacy, Colin Towers pursued a career in analytical chemistry. Following three years performing routine testing and three years instrument maintenance and calibration, he moved into a role as a method development and validation specialist in contract research. Gaining 11 years’ experience in developing methods for HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS and SPE in a high throughput commercial environment, this was supplemented by three years lecturing in forensic analytical toxicology and a further three years working as a community pharmacist. Towers has now been with Crawford Scientific for eight years as a technical specialist, consultant, and trainer.

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