GCC 2019: Optimizing Ionic Liquid GC, Digital Connectivity in the Lab, Petroleum Analytical Testing

2019 Gulf Coast Conference Essentials

The Gulf Coast Conference in Galveston is a great place to discuss the current challenges you are facing in your petrochemical analytical workflow. Finding the right sample prep technique, water purification system or certified reference material can be difficult, and we are here to help find the best solution for your analytical methods.

Improve your chromatography understanding by attending our GCC main session talk:

Ten Plus Years of Ionic Liquid Capillary Column Development

 Presentation Abstract

Get an in depth look at the past, present, and future states this important analytical technique and how modifications to the unique the chemistry and structure of ionic liquid capillary columns affect the selectivity and stability of the stationary phase.

See you at Booth number 603 in Galveston so we can create value from every drop of oil. Together.

Bring your lab into the digital age at GCC 2019

Leverage the internet of things to bring digital efficiency to your lab. Visit us at Booth number 1026 to learn how our BSSN management and integration software can unify your data from instruments and data systems and makes them available for analyzing, processing and sharing.

The 2018 GCC Archives

Review some key analytical talks and trainings presented at last year’s GCC meeting.

Training Session on Karl Fischer Titration

Determination of Water Content in Petroleum using Solubilized Solvents with Karl Fischer Titration – Abstract 134

Authors: Bruce Herzig, Application Specialist
George McLean, Application Specialist for Mettler Toledo

Determining water content in petroleum products can be difficult, but let us show you how, in most cases, saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons can be titrated according to standard methods. When overcoming solubility problems of non-polar or weakly polar hydrocarbons and petroleum products, the addition of a solubilizer to the solvent is necessary. For the most accurate Karl Fischer results, learn more about the recommended solubilizers to use depending on the sample properties and when a KF oven technique should be used.

Poster on Unique Selectivity

More on the Unique Selectivity of Ionic Liquid GC Stationary Phases

Author: Len Sidisky, R&D Manager for Gas Separations

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Here is the 2019 GCC presentation info:

Author: Len Sidisky

Title: Ten Plus Years of Ionic Liquid Capillary Column Development


Ionic liquid capillary columns were first introduced as commercial products around ten years ago. Over the years there have been numerous studies on these unique combinations of cations and anions that provide insights into the selectivity and stability of these interesting stationary phases. These phases have been demonstrated to provide very unique selectivity’s compared to traditional highly polar polysiloxane or polyethylene glycol based phases. Their selectivity is made possible due to the various combinations of cations and anions that are available along with spacer groups used to prepare these germinal dicationic phases. Columns prepared with di- or tricationic phases and newer phases that contain a PEG or branched chain alkyl linkage chain have the ability to perform many of the same applications as columns made with polysiloxane polymer or polyethylene glycol stationary phases of similar polarity, but with slight elution order changes. Many times this results in increased resolution and/or shorter run times. We are continuing the work on evaluating and developing new ionic liquids stationary phases and new applications with them. This presentation will provide a look back on some of the past developments with ionic liquid stationary phases while also updating current studies.