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Course Title: Ionic Liquids in GC
Categories: 1 - Gas Chromatography
2 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Daniel Armstrong/Len Sidisky Course Number: 160
Affiliation: University of Texas at Arlington/Supelco
Course Date: 03/18/2013 - Monday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $260 ($360 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Ionic liquids(ILs)comprise the first new class of GC stationary phases in over forty years. Today, these phases are having a significant impact on the way we approach GC, GC-MS and GCxGC. They have outstanding thermal properties, unique selectivities and are resistant to water, oxygen and other species that decompose traditional stationary phases. This course provides an introduction to the structure and properties of ILs that make them unique and useful stationary phases. Their orthogonality to molecular stationary phases make them ideal for GCxGC as well. Lectures will focus on using IL columns to solve problems in areas of food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental science. Also the analysis of water in solvents and solvents in water will be discussed.

Target Audience
Individuals who use GC, GC-MS and/or GCxGC in industry or research will find this course to be an essential introduction to the use and advantages of ILs in their field. Specific applications will be covered for those in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, petrochemical industry and in environmental science. It is expected that all participants have a basic knowledge of gas chromatography and organic chemistry.

Course Outline
This half day course will have four lectures and a question and answer period.
Lecture 1: An introduction to the structure and properties of IL stationary phases.
Lecture 2: Food analysis and isomer separations by IL-GC.
Lecture 3: IL columns for water analysis and GCxGC.
Lecture 4: Application of IL-GC columns for separations of importance to the petrochemical industry and in environmental areas.
5. Question,answer and discussion period.

Course Instructor's Biography
Daniel W. Armstrong is the Robert Welch Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. Arlington, TX. He pioneered many of the uses of ILs in separations and mass spectrometry. His work provided the basis for characterizing ILs and using them in GC. Also he is well known for his work in enantiomeric separations. He has over 520 publications and numerous research and teaching awards. Len Sidisky is the R&D manager at Sigma/Aldrich/Supelco. He is a well known expert in the theory and practice of gas chromatography. He has published and lectured extensively in the field of GC and most recently on the application of IL GC stationary phases to solve problems facing industry.