Green Analytical Chemistry

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Instructor: Douglas Raynie, South Dakota State University
Thursday, October 19, 2023 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $250

Track: Environmental

Categories: Education/Teaching, Environmental, Laboratory Management

Course Level: Beginner

Course Description: This short course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the principles of green chemistry and their application to chemical analysis. The course will begin by discussing principles of green chemistry and engineering as a supporting pillar of sustainable development. Metrics for evaluating the “greenness” of analytical methods are presented. Solvent selection and alternative solvents are discussed. Application of green principles to chemical separations and spectroscopy are introduced. Case studies will be presented to exemplify these green chemistry application. Throughout the course both principles and practical aspects of the outlined topics will be presented.

Target Audience: This course is intended for all analytical chemists. Supervisory chemists will gain an understanding of the need for utilizing green chemistry principles. Practicing chemists will learn how to apply these principles in their laboratory or workplace.

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to assess an analytical method for its green attributes and suggest mechanisms to develop a more green profile.

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About the Instructor

Dr. Doug Raynie is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University. Prior to joining SDSU, he was employed for eleven years as a Senior Scientist at Procter and Gamble’s Corporate Research Division. He earned his Ph.D. at Brigham Young University under the direction of Dr. Milton L. Lee. His undergraduate degree is from Augustana (South Dakota) College, with majors in chemistry and biology.

Dr. Raynie’s broad research interests are in the field of sustainability and green chemistry. His two major areas of research are bioprocessing using supercritical fluids and analytical separations. Current research is centered on the development of deep eutectic solvents for novel applications and applications of high-resolution chromatography to environmental and food science applications. Analytical separations research includes high-resolution chromatography (high-temperature LC and SFC), chromatographic sample preparation (ASE, SFE, SPME, and SPE), chromatography theory, green analytical chemistry, and problem-based learning in analytical chemistry. He has taught green chemistry courses for various professional conferences and private industry. He serves as Editorial Advisory Board member and Sample Preparation Perspectives columnist for LC/GC magazine.

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