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LCGC's CHROMacademy Introduction to Ion Chromatography

Live Webcast: Thursday 29th November 2012, 11:00 a.m. EST, 16:00 GMT, 5:00 p.m. BST

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The Essential Guide from LCGC’s CHROMacademy presents an educational webcast on the fundamental principles of ion chromatography. In this session, Dr. Ken Cook (Bioseparations Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific) and Tony Taylor (Technical Director, Crawford Scientific), present a definitive guide to the fundamental theory and instrumentation of ion chromatography. The session will consider the underlying theory of the technique, column and eluent selection and key separation variables as well as the various techniques used for eluent suppression and detection. We will also consider various applications of ion chromatography together with recent advances in the technique including capillary ion chromatography, fast and high-pressure ion chromatography as well as hyphenation of ion chromatography to mass spectrometric detectors. A must see for everyone using or considering ion chromatography.


Basic Theory of Ion Chromatography

  • Separation and detection

The Ion Chromatography System

  • Postcolumn Suppression
  • Detector Types
  • Eluent Preparation Strategies
  • Detection strategies

Column Choice and Basic Applications of Ion Chromatography

  • Column loading
  • Temperature effects

Eluents for Ion Chromatography

  • Typical buffers
  • Altering elution times and selectivity
  • Quantitative Aspects

Advances in Ion Chromatography

  • Fast Ion Chromatography
  • Capillary Ion Chromatography

Hyphenating Ion Chromatography to Mass Spectrometry

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand when to use ion chromatography and its key application areas
  • Explore the theory of ion chromatography and key separation variables
  • Learn about ion suppression and conductivity detection as two key facets in modern ion chromatography
  • Discover how to select column and eluent conditions based on the separation required and instrumentation available
  • Keep up to date with modern applications of ion chromatography
  • Learn about new advances in ion chromatography including capillary ion chromatography, fast and ultra-fast ion chromatography and how ion chromatography might be interfaced with mass spectrometric detection


Tony Taylor
Technical Director
Crawford Scientific

Dr. Ken Cook
Bioseparations Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Alasdair Matheson
LCGC Europe

Register free at http://www.chromatographyonline.com/introtoic