Chemistry Laboratory Techniques for the Chemist and Technician – A Comprehensive Review
There are 350,000 applied chemical technology professionals in the US workforce (ACS). Course targets chemists, lab techs, analysts, undergrad students. Lab managers and supervisors to observe the course, the course’s book, and the LIMS and ToolKit programs. Teachers and professors to use LIMS, Toolkit program, textbook to teach a lab and anal chem course.
The objective of the course is to present a survey of analytical chemistry and instrumental analyses. The class begins with an introduction/refresher/review of the laboratory including safety, glassware, basic math, data treatment (statistics), graphing and Excel, lab solutions, acid base theory and titrations. A section is also devoted to the introduction and use of an example of a typical laboratory LIMS program. The course then quickly moves to the theory and application of analytical techniques such as spectroscopy including UV/Vis, fluorescence, FTIR, NMR, and metals analyses including AAS, AMS, XRF and XRD, and then chromatography including HPLC, SPE, TLC, GLC, GC-MS, SCX and CE. The course then completes with a short survey of modern mass spectrometry. The course includes the use of two working programs, the first an example of a typical laboratory LIMS used for sample logging and data input, and the second is a chemist and technicians toolkit used for numerous applications in the lab, for teaching, and for review.