Exhibitor Workshops

Exhibiting companies will host FREE educational sessions for attendees that will introduce new products and services, build skills with specific tools and techniques, and highlight innovative applications for existing instrumentation. Exhibitor Workshops will be held in private rooms as listed below.

Please take a moment to register to attend the Exhibitor Workshops by August 11, 2017. Online registration for Exhibitor Sponsored Workshops will end at 11:59pm on Friday, August 11. To register after this date, please visit the sponsoring Exhibitor at their booth inside the Expo.


Be sure to also check out exhibitor special events, offers, and presentations.

Agilent Technologies
30-Minute Workflow Innovations
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2
When: Monday, August 21, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Join Agilent Technologies as we explore optimizing workflows in 30-minute increments. Sessions will vary. Stop by Agilent Booth #911 for details.



Anton Paar USA
Accelerating Organic Synthesis
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Room 103A
When: Tuesday, August 22, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Organic chemistry and performing chemical reactions are a key component of the educational process for future synthetic chemists. However, many reactions when run on a hotplate or Bunsen burner at ambient pressures require overnight or even longer reactions times, preventing them from being incorporated into a lab curriculum. More recently, synthesis reactors, operating at elevated temperatures and pressures, have been established as a reliable method for notably accelerating chemical reactions. The reaction time, can often be reduced from overnight when using a hotplate to only minutes when using a synthesis reactor. This substantial reduction in the reaction time enables a wide range of reactions to be completed during a normal educational laboratory session. This in-depth presentation by Prof. Oliver Kappe explores the development of both microwave and non-microwave based synthetic reactors, and discusses their implementation and use in both educational and R&D settings.



Bruker
NMR as a quantitative method and what can NMR do for the chemist?
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Room 103A
When: Monday, August 21, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Part I: NMR is a quantitative method! Introduction to NMR as a quantitative method Topics will include: • A bit of theory, why is NMR quantitative • Practical aspects of quantitative NMR: what do you need to worry about • Internal versus external referencing: pros and cons of each • Advantages and pitfalls: when and where can it go wrong Part II: What can NMR do for the chemist? Introduction to experiments beyond 1D proton and carbon spectra Topics will include: • 2D experiments commonly used for structure verification and elucidation such as COSY, TOCSY, HSQC, HMBC • Examination of NMR active nuclei that might be of interest to the inorganic chemist and important things to consider when running these experiments • Brief introduction to Magic Angle Spinning (HR-MAS and MAS) methods • Quick look into the possibilities of triple resonance biomolecular NMR



Bruker
Rapid Materials Identification and Reverse Engineering using Raman Spectroscopy
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention
Room: WEWCC, Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 1
When: Tuesday, August 22, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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The latest advances in the Raman instrumentation and applications will be reviewed on this seminar with a thorough discussion of the following topics: • Materials identification • Additives and contaminations • Defects analysis using Raman microscopy • Chemical imaging and depth profiling Examples of applications will include the classification of polymers, identification of layers in multilayer polymer films, tablet imaging. Seminar will include live demonstration of new Bruker Bravo hand-held Raman spectrometer and hands-on session. Attendees could bring their samples for the analysis.



Chemical Computing Group
Structure-Based Drug Design and Ligand Modification
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Room 103A
When: Wednesday, August 23, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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The course covers MOE applications for interactive structure based design. Examples include active site visualization, protein-ligand contact analysis and ligand modification/optimization in the receptor pocket. Conformational searching and analysis of the ligand to assess ligand flexibility will be discussed. A protocol for aligning and superposing protein complexes in the context of protein selectivity will be studied.



Flinn Scientific Inc.
Teaching Laboratory Safety in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Room 103A
When: Monday, August 21, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Many faculty and lab managers at undergraduate institutions often find it difficult to incorporate laboratory safety throughout their courses. Join us as we discuss how to integrate Flinn Scientific’s new engaging online student laboratory safety course and other valuable safety resources into your curriculum and learn how these resources can be used to build a positive safety culture in your department and school. Presented by Flinn Scientific Staff Scientist: Dr. Mike Marvel.



Magritek Inc.
Benchtop NMR: Applications in Industry and Academia
Where: Walter E. Walter Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2
When: Monday, August 21, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Benchtop NMR is a revolutionary technology that provides convenient, high throughput NMR analysis at a fraction of the cost of traditional high-field NMR systems. The small footprint of the maintenance-free instrument means it can be placed on the bench in the lab, right next to where students, researchers and lab technician need it. Thanks to the exceptional sensitivity and advanced capabilities of these instruments, low-field NMR can now be used for routine sample identification and purity analysis, molecular structure elucidation and confirmation, and many other real-life This workshop presents practical applications of benchtop NMR within industry, research labs and academic education.



Research In Germany
Research in Germany Science Lunch
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Exhibit Hall A, Workshop Room 4
When: Tuesday, August 22, 12:30 PM - 3:00 AM
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Funding Opportunities for Students and Researchers planning to study or research in Germany. How to plan your study or research stay in Germany and how to set up collaborations with Germany.



ThalesNano Nanotechnology Inc.
Discoveries Using Flow - Drug Development and Beyond
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Room 103A
When: Sunday, August 20, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Come and learn from our industrial and academic invited speakers on how they utilized flow chemistry during their discovery processes.



Thermo Fisher Scientfic
TBD
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2
When: Tuesday, August 22, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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TBD



Wiley
Illuminating your Insights with Wiley Spectral Libraries
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: WEWCC, Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 1
When: Monday, August 21, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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A review of new libraries from Wiley in Raman, GCMS, NMR, and LCMS.




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