Time for a Change? Changing Solvents, Acids, and Reagents in Analysis Methods

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Webinar Date/Time: Thu, Nov 30, 2023 2:00 PM EST

Understanding the nature of reagents can be the key to overcoming challenges in changing solvents and other compounds. Join us to gain insight into upcoming reagent restrictions and strategies to choose alternate compounds.

Register Free: https://www.chromatographyonline.com/lcgc_w/time-for-a-change

Event Overview:

In the past few years, regulatory agencies in the United States and around the world have suggested limiting or banning widespread use of reagents and compounds due to a variety of reasons from laboratory safety to national security. Some of these popular solvents have been imbedded in accepted methodology for decades, making them difficult to replace. This webinar will look at the chemistry and use of reagents in order for analysts to start the process of choosing other materials to replace chemicals coming under restriction. The webinar will also examine the common use and application for solvents, acids, and reagents in addition to the physical and chemical properties of these materials.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the physical and chemical properties of various common solvents, acids, and reagents.
  • Understand the types, grades, and purity of materials and how those factors influence use.
  • Review the upcoming bans on chemical materials and understand the process to begin selecting replacement materials.

Who Should Attend:

  • Analytical Chemists
  • Organic Chemists
  • Mass Spectroscopy Scientists
  • Inorganic Chemists
  • Chromatographers
  • Research Chemists


Patricia Atkins
Global Technical Product Scientist

Patricia Atkins is a graduate of Rutgers University in NJ and was laboratory supervisor for Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the Water Treatment Division. Patricia later accepted a position conducting research and managing an air pollution research group within Rutgers University’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. In 2008, Patricia joined Spex as a senior application scientist in their certified reference materials division and spent her time researching industry trends and developing new reference materials. In 2023, Patricia became a Global Product Manager for the Chemical CRMs in the Specialty Chemical Division. Patricia has been involved with many industry-focused advisory & regulatory groups including AOAC, ASTM, ACIL, NACRW, Cannabis Science Conference, and the Emerald Conference. She is a frequent presenter and speaker at numerous conferences and published author with her work appearing in various journals and trade publications including Spectroscopy, LCGC, and Cannabis Science and Technology where she is a columnist for analytical issues in cannabis testing.

Register Free: https://www.chromatographyonline.com/lcgc_w/time-for-a-change