The Chemistry Behind the Techniques
Come prepared to learn that sample preparation is
more than just a few "low technology" procedures. Learn about the chemical
principles behind the techniques, and how an understanding of these principles
will provide better results. This course will include a survey of many
traditional procedures, including information on recent advances in these
techniques. Several new sample preparation technologies will also be introduced.
This is not a "recipe" course limited to a particular
sample type or application. This course offers a comprehensive treatment
of sample preparation as an important part of every analytical method.
You will learn more than just a few manipulations; you will come away
with a complete understanding of what sample preparation is and how you
can use it effectively.
Students will realize the following benefits from
- Better control of variables in sample preparation
steps, producing more reliable results.
- Better efficiency and decision-making skills,
since time is not wasted on unnecessary or lengthy manipulations
- A knowledge of what traditional techniques are
available, and what recent advances make them even more efficient.
- An understanding of several "new" technologies
that might also be useful.
- Perspectives on the Importance of Sample
- General Principles
- Physical Changes, LeChatelier's Principle
- Effects of Temperature, Time, Ionic
Strength, and pH
- Partitioning Equilibria
- Traditional Procedures
- Drying Agents
- Solvent Evaporation
- Solvent Exchange
- Traditional Techniques
- Liquid-Liquid Extraction
- Separatory funnels
- Other LLE variations
- Liquid-Solid Extraction
- Soxhlet/Accelerated Soxhlets
- Microwave-based methods
- New Technologies
- Membrane Disk Extractions
- GC Sample Preparation
- Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE)
- Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME)
- Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE)
Course Length: 1 day
Sample Preparation "Plus":
Traditional Tools for Modern Labs
Working in pharma prep?
Only working with the traditional techniques?
We have a special presentation
option that covers only Sections 1 - 4. You will get more detail
on all of the traditional techniques, and more examples. This option
includes an extensive discussion time at the end of the day, where
you can discuss your own particular applications and problems.
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