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The 10th International IGC Symposium on 15 June 2021 - Online again! The Art of Molecular Surface Sensing by Inverse Gas Chromatograph

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The 10th International IGC Symposium

on 15 June 2021 - Online again!

The Art of Molecular Surface Sensing by Inverse Gas Chromatography

The 10th IGC symposium focuses on effective and valuable surface characterization of powders, fibers and plates based on the dynamic adsorption of up to 20 different gas probes, also known as Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC).

Key objective of the symposium is the exchange of practical experiences and ideas of users. This covers many applications, but also underlying theoretical aspects and the ongoing round-robin results of more than 12 organizations.

The Art of Molecular Surface Sensing by Inverse Gas Chromatography was chosen as this year’s caption to highlight the more subtle aspects of IGC, especially the use of different concentrations ranging from ideal single probe molecule adsorption to full surface coverage and adsorption isotherms.

The presentations will cover

  • Many practical applications of surface characterizations by IGC
  • Some theoretical aspects of IGC
  • New uses and experiences of IGC
  • Q&A sessions

Who should attend

The program is compact and ideally suited for industry representatives from R&D, product development and analytical departments as well as researchers from academia interested in real use of IGC.

A brief introduction into IGC as an analytical technique will be given before.

This year the IGC Symposium will be online again. We decided to offer it free to all participants. Join the symposium from anywhere in the world.


Inverse Gas Chromatography applied in the analysis of heterogeneous catalysts used in the synthesis of fine chemicals

Jan Schütz, Senior Scientist, DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland

Coating of complex surfaces by metall organic chemical vapour deposition and characterization by IGC

Ralf Dümpelmann, Inolytix, Switzerland and Ronny Fritsche Wicoatec, Germany

Study of the Permeability of Low Molecular Weight Alcohols in Hydroxylpropyl Xylan Films Using Inverse Gas Chromatography

Philip YK Choi, Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Surface properties of cementitious materials characterized by inverse gas chromatography

Franco Zunino, Researcher, EPFL, Switzerland

Surface Interaction Parameters via IGC – A Next Generation Concept

Steven Abbott, Ipswich, UK

Infinite dilution and finite concentration in IGC and how are these extremes connected!

Eric Brendle, Adscientis

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Organiser Inolytix - Adscientis

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Adscientis, Wittelsheim (France)

Adscientis is recognized as a reliable IGC specialist. The company provides services as well as a broad set of skills and know-how on IGC techniques for the characterization of materials. The smart and easy way of analyzing and characterizing surfaces offers a large range of opportunities in the development of all materials and consequently a sustainable added value in the R&D departments. Adscientis provides a lot more by measuring surface occurrences with molecular probes . Different probes allow the recognition of different characters and a complete description of the full potential of the material concerned. Tailoring the new surface properties facilitates numerous developments and new products in many industrial segments. Adscientis has developed a set of advanced solutions offering many benefits and advantages.

Inolytix, Aargau (Switzerland)

Inolytix is a service provider with the focus on accelerating product development for the chemical industry. Through new and innovative analytical methods delivered by reliable and experienced partners such as Adscientis, Inolytix offers a customer-friendly service for R&D departments: providing the customer with a single contact point and access to different analytical methods, Inolytix manages the whole process from quotation to the industryoriented report on the results.

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