Interpretation of GC-MS Mass Spectra

This three-day course provides an introduction to mass spectral interpretation, aimed at presenting the fundamental tools and rules when examining high quality full-scan GC-MS data.

Dates Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:00 to 17:00
Venue The Open University, Milton Keynes
Contact Name Anthias Consulting Ltd
Contact Phone 01480 831262
Website Event website

Event details:

Every analyst using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) should have a fundamental understanding of how a mass spectrum is generated and if a library match is correct or not.

This course takes this a step further to enhance mass spectral knowledge. From learning to quickly recognise from the spectrum if the analyte is aliphatic or aromatic in nature; to learning to interpret the number of carbon atoms, heteroatoms and degree of unsaturation; and understand isotopes, isomers, logical losses, cleavages and rearrangements to produce a mass spectral fingerprint of the compound. The course is classroom based and combines powerpoint presentations to introduce the theory with a high proportion of exercises on spectral data to reinforce the topics learned.

If you wish to learn the fundamentals of mass spectral interpretation for the identification of unknowns or to enhance your understanding of fragmentation patterns produced from GC-MS analysis to aid in accurate identification when using library search programs, then this course is for you.

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Why choose Anthias courses?

  • Independent - guaranteed non-sales environment and unbiased advice
  • Training approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for CPD
  • Maximum class sizes to encourage participant interaction but provide focused support for your needs
  • Plenty of opportunities to ask questions tailored to your needs
  • Training has a strong practical and application focus, with lots of tips
  • Taught by practicing analytical chemists with current skills
  • Hundreds of attendees from a range of backgrounds successfully trained over the past 13 years
  • Presented in English with visuals and props for clarity and instrument parts & consumables
  • Price includes training manual, lunch and refreshments
  • Prestigious training venue at The Open University – home to the expertise behind the Ptolemy instrument, on the Rosetta mission


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