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The Column www.thecolumn.eu.com Event News 22–23 July 2009 SFC 2009 Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, USA Organizer: Green Chemistry Group Address: PO Box 169, Oakmont, SP 15139, USA Tel: +1 412 805 6296 Fax: +1 412 967 9446 E-mail: info@greenchemistrygroup.org Website: www.greenchemistrygroup.org INTERACTIVE WEBCAST LIVE WEBCAST: June 23, 2009 at 14:00 (West European Time), 15:00 (Central European Time), 16:00 (East European Time), 9:00 a.m. (North-America, EST) REGISTER FREE AT: www.chromatographyonline.com/smart Acetonitrile Shortage: Smart Solutions to Re-Optimize HPLC Methods to Reduce Dependence on Acetonitrile Event Overview The supply of HPLC-grade acetonitrile has been critically short for the past six months. Today the situation appears to be improving slightly, though pessimists predict that the shortage is here to stay. Regardless of whoever is right, two facts must be clearly recognized for the future: 1) Acetonitrile has unique advantages for many HPLC analyses – but for many other analyses, acetonitrile is not the only suitable solvent. 2) Acetonitrile is not produced directly, but as a minor byproduct in the manufacture of acrylonitrile-based copolymers, which are widely used in the automobile industry. Whenever the world demand for these polymers takes a dip, the result may again be a shortage of acetonitrile. Now is a sensible time to re-evaluate how a laboratory can optimize HPLC methods used in order to minimize future risk when acetonitrile is scarce. THE KEY TOPICS COVERED IN THIS WEBCAST ARE: ◊ What are the best strategies to minimize risk when acetonitrile is scarce? ◊ How the intrinsic advantages of monolithic columns can eliminate the biggest disadvantage of methanol as HPLC solvent and give major cost savings. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This webcast aims to assist all HPLC users in reducing their dependence on acetonitrile. Key Learning Objectives ◊ Understanding for which types of HPLC analysis acetonitrile is essential and for which it is just “nice to have.” ◊ Understanding to what extent the consumption of acetonitrile can be reduced without the need to revalidate the analytical method. ◊ Understanding the unique role of monolithic columns in reducing column backpressure and enabling very fast analyses with methanol (or even ethanol). 31 August–2 September 2009 The 9th International Conference Vitamins, Nutrition and Diagnostics Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Brno Organizer: Radanal Ltd, Society for Nutrition, Prague and Tomas Bata University in Zlín Address: Radanal Ltd. Okružní 613, 530 03 Pardubice, Czech Republic Tel: +420 466 650 618 Fax: +420 466 651 171 E-mail: info@radanal.cz Website: www.vitamins.cz 6–10 September 2009 Euroanalysis 2009 Congresse and Messe, Innsbruck, Austria Organizer: PCO Tyrol Congress Address: Ina Kaehler, Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria Tel: +43 512 575600 Fax: +43 512 575607 E-mail: euroanalysis09@come-innsbruck.at Website: www.euroanalysis2009.at SPEAKERS: Dr. Egidijus Machtejevas Marketing Manager North America Analytical Chromatography Merck KGaA Germany Dr. Rod McIlwrick Product Manager Analytical Chromatography Merck KGaA Germany Sponsored by: MODERATOR: David Walsh Editor in Chief LCGC North America www.merck-chemicals.com 20 1 9 Contents Tips & Tricks 2 13 Vosloo Rainville and Mather 6 17 News Meeting Review 8 20 Market Trends & Analysis Events & Contacts R M STEELE/Getty Images Send your event details to Doug Kitson at dkitson@advanstar.com Presented by:

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The Column - June 2009
Laboratory Equipment Qualification: Back to Basics
News
Market Trends and Analysis
Tips & Tricks: GPC/SEC
Confirming Peak Identification in Bioanalytical Studies Using Dual-Scanning MS Technology to Achieve ProductIon Confirmation
Meeting Review
Events
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The Column - June 2009 - Market Trends and Analysis
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The Column - June 2009 - Confirming Peak Identification in Bioanalytical Studies Using Dual-Scanning MS Technology to Achieve ProductIon Confirmation
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The Column - June 2009 - Meeting Review
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