APGC Roundtable: Unveiling the Pathways of GC-MS/MS Evolution

November 05, 2024 02:00 PM US/Eastern

- Discuss what GC-MS/MS is and what applicaitons it is used for (Dioxins, POPs, etc.)

- Transition into an overview of APGC as a solution

- Discuss challenges or limitations of the current GC/MS/MS technology 

- Share why using nitrogen as a carrier gas for GC/MS/MS analysis is optimal


Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding GC-MS/MS and Its Applications:- Discuss the principles of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) and its role in analytical chemistry.- Explore specific applications of GC-MS/MS, including its use in detecting dioxins, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and other environmental contaminants.
  • Introduction to APGC (Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography):-. Provide an overview of Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography (APGC) as an alternative solution to traditional GC-MS/MS.- Highlight the advantages and unique features of APGC, such as improved sensitivity, reduced matrix effects, and enhanced selectivity.
  • Challenges and Innovations in GC-MS/MS Technology:- Identify the current challenges and limitations faced by GC-MS/MS technology.- Discuss recent innovations and advancements aimed at overcoming these challenges.- Emphasize the importance of using nitrogen as a carrier gas for GC-MS/MS analysis, considering its inertness, availability, and compatibility with various detectors.

Frank Dorman

Senior Principal Market Development Mgr, Waters Corporation

Frank Dorman is currently Senior Principal Market Development Manager for Waters focusing on their global environmental business and, concurrently, a Resident Scholar in the Chemistry Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where he is active in teaching analytical chemistry to undergraduates and graduate students.

In his role at Waters, Frank manages the research-focused environmental market, external collaborations, and interfaces with R&D for new product development. Prior to this, Frank was an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) sat Penn State University in University Park, PA. At Penn State, Frank served as a member of the Graduate Faculty in: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB), Chemistry (CHEM), Biogeochemistry (BGC) and the Forensic Science Program (FRNSC) and the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis. Franks scientific interests are in gas and liquid chromatography and fundamental characterization, instrumentation and column development, as well as mass spectrometry and atomic spectroscopy as applied to trace analysis in complex sample matrices.

Sarah Dowd

Principal Mass Spectrometry Applications Specialist, Waters Corporation

Sarah Dowd joined Waters as a mass spectrometry application specialist in 2015 after earning her PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

In her eight years at Waters in the Americas application lab, Sarah has collaborated with many customers looking to expand the MS capabilities of their laboratories with Water's instruments and software. Specializing in analyses in food, environmental, and polymeric materials characterization, she has done extensive work looking at environmental contaminants with tandem quadrupole and high resolution mass spectrometers.

One of the hot topics for the past couple of years is the analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Sarah has collaborated with customers and other scientists within Waters to guide the next phase of PFAS testing with Waters mass spectrometry systems.

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