Introduction to Gas Chromatography/Infrared Spectrometry
Organic analytical chemists currently using GC/MS. Chemists needing to analyze organic molecules in complex mixtures to determine structure. This includes chemists in the environmental area, food and flavor components, forensics, and homeland security. Anyone interested in exploring the possibilities of GC/IR!!
The course will cover the basics of Gas Chromatography using Infrared Spectrometry (GC/IR) for detection. The basic configurations of GC/IR will be discussed including the light pipe interface, cryogenic trapping, and matrix isolation. Several applications will be covered including food/flavor analysis, forensics, and homeland security. The use of GC/IR data as complementary to GC/MS data will be discussed.