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Course Title: Analytical Ionic Liquids in GC and Mass Spectrometry
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Mass Spectrometry
3 - Gas Chromatography
4 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Leonard Sidisky Course Number: 78
Affiliation: MilliporeSigma
Course Date: 03/05/2017 - Sunday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Ionic Liquids (ILs) comprise the first new class of GC stationary phases in over 40 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 all known molecular stationary phases make them ideal for GCXGC. The lectures also will focus on using IL columns to solve problems in areas of food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental science. Also there will be a focus on the GC analysis of water in solvents and solid or liquid products.

Target Audience
Individuals who use GC, GC-MS, and/or GCxGC in industry or research will find this course to be essential. 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
I. Overview of Ionic Liquids- Dan Armstrong
II. Characterization of Ionic Liquid Stationary Phases for
Capillary Gas Chromatography- Len Sidisky
III. Ionic Liquid-Based Analysis
- Dan Armstrong
IV. Capillary GC Applications
of Ionic Liquid Stationary Phases-
Len Sidisky
V. Summary
VI. Questions and Discussion

Course Instructor's Biography
Leonard M. Sidisky Research & Development Manager for Gas Separations at MilliporeSigma (formerly Supelco, Division of Sigma-Aldrich.) He received his B.S. degree in Biology (1980) and an M.S. in Food Science (1997) from The Pennsylvania State University. He has been working at Supelco since 1982 and is responsible for the research and development of new novel technologies related to gas chromatography, sample preparation, air sampling, solid phase microextraction and high performance carbon adsorbents. His analytical background includes expertise in Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Sample Preparation devices such as Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), and Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME). He is a member of the American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS), AOCS Analytical Division, AOCS Northeast Section, AOCS Chromatography Committee Chairperson 2000-2009, AOCS Governing Board Technical Steering Committee Chairperson 2010-2016, AOCS National Secretary- 2016- present, AOCS Fellow 2016, NAOCS Northeast Section president 2000-2001, vice president 1998-1999, Hans Kaunitz Award Chairman 2000-2001, Supelco/ Nicholas Pelick AOCS Lipid Award Representative 1994-present, 1992 Ralph H. Potts Memorial Fellowship Award Winner. He is also a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) professional member 1992-present, American Chemical Society (ACS) member 1982-present; ASTM D16 (Aromatic Hydrocarbons) 1990-present, D16.OE.09 Task Group (Capillary Applications) chairman 1995-present and ASTM E13 Committee His research interests are in the development of Gas Chromatographic products for wide range of industrial applications, capillary columns for lipid sample analyses, theory and practical application of Capillary Gas Chromatography and Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) product development and applications. He has presented numerous papers and seminars worldwide and has published over 25 journal articles. DANIEL WAYNE ARMSTRONG Daniel W. Armstrong is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has over 600 publications including 29 book chapters, one book ("Use of Ordered Media in Chemical Separations") and 30 patents. He has given over 550 invited seminars and colloquia worldwide. He first developed cyclodextrims, macrocyclic antibiotics and cyclofructans as chiral selectors. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the theory, mechanism and use of enantioselective molecular interactions. His work and columns were in part responsible for the chromatography and electrophoresis - lead revolution in chiral separations over the last two decades. This work provided the impetus for the FDA’s regulatory changes regarding chiral drug development in 1992. He also developed the most comprehensive solvation and characterization models for room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) and pioneered their use in analytical chemistry (separations and mass spectrometry). More recently, he has developed rapid, high efficiency, microfluidic methods for analyzing microorganisms and colloidal particles. Professor Armstrong has received over 25 national, international research and teaching awards. His current research involves chiral recognition, specific separation and detection of enantiomers, cyclodextrin chemistry, investigation of biologically active molecules, macrocyclic antibiotics, and high efficiency microbial analysis, and use of room temperature ionic liquids in chemical analysis and separations. He also has interests in a variety of other areas from oceanography to gemstone analysis. The bio-tech company, Advanced Separation Technologies, Inc. (a.k.a. Astec), was jointly formed by Professor Armstrong and his colleagues in 1983, and acquired in 2006 by Aldrich/Sigma/Supelco, which is the largest specialty chemical company in the world. His new company (AZYP, LLC) specializes in new chiral and HILIC LC columns and cyclofructan development. He also was on the Scientific Advisory Board of three corporations and one university.