GC/MS For the Chromatographer
Classroom Based 1 Day Course: Level 1

Course Description:
A course designed to highlight the powerful possibilities of GC analysis with spectral detection. Tuning and tune reports will be explained and instruction given in the use of tune reports as a powerful diagnostic tool. The functionality of the MS will be discussed in detail including principles of quadrupole and ion trap mass filters. Ion detection devices will be explained and the use of electron impact and chemical ionisation sources will be investigated with applicability to practical situations. GC Parameters will also be considered with operation and troubleshooting of inlets and columns explained.
» Chromatographic Considerations
» Sample Introduction
» MS Hardware
» Detector Systems
» Tuning and Calibration
» Quantitation

Practical GC/MS
Classroom and Laboratory Based 2 Day Course: Level 2

Course Description:
This course is designed to enable you to gain the maximum benefit from Gas Chromatography with a Mass Spectrometric detector. The course will introduce you to quadrupole mass analysers and you will leave with the ability to manually tune the mass spectrometer for optimum performance – either quantitative or qualitative. Various spectral experiment types are explored and ALL GC and MS settings and parameters are explained in great detail, including their effect on various application types. Feel free to bring along your samples to practice with!
» Ionisation
» The Vacuum System
» Mass Filtering
» Ion Detection
» Instrument optimisation
» Understanding and Troubleshooting Tune reports
» GC Requirements
» MS Data Analysis

GC/MS Spectral Interpretation
Classroom Based 1 Day Course: Level 3

Course Description:
This course provides the basic knowledge required for the interpretation of unknown spectra. Starting from first principles, it introduces the fundamental chemistry of mass spectrometry and builds up to an examination of the most frequently encountered fragmentation patterns. This course is not instrument-specific and is suitable for anyone involved in mass spectrometry.
» Obtaining good quality Spectra
» Basic Chemistry
» Principles of Ionisation
» Fragmentation Mechanisms
» Interpretation Rules
» Interpretation Practice