This will be already the 6th International Symposium on inverse gas chromatography (IGC), a specialized, but very versatile technique to characterize surface properties. The topic of 2017 is:

Industrial and applied surface characterisations by inverse gas and liquid chromatography

The speakers will present  the latest, most up-to-date knowledge and experience on surface characterization, using dynamic adsorption methods also known as inverse chromatography. In addition well-established gas phase characterization new aspects of in-situ studies in liquid phase were covered. 

The evening before the symposium there will be a pre-conference dinner for networking in a typical Brauhaus in Cologne close to the venue. It will start at 7:30 pm. You find the address on the page ‘location’. If you arrive the evening before and want to participate in this pre-conference dinner, please select it additionally in the registration process.

Program IGC Symposium 2017

8:30 – 9:30 Optional:
Surface characterization by IGC – Introduction and Best Practices
Dr Ralf Duempelmann, Inolytix, Switzerland


9:30 Registration

10:00 Opening of the 6th Symposium

Welcome and introduction
Dr. Ralf Duempelmann, Inolytix AG, Switzerland

Application of IGC for characterization of TiO2 pigments
Dr. Thomas Koch, Kronos International, Leverkusen, Germany

A new wettability parameter based on iGC to characterize the flotation process for the separation of fine mineral particles
Dr. M. Rudolph, Helmholtz-Institute, Freiberg, Germany

Characterizing mineral surfaces and their interactions by inverse chromatography techniques
Matthias Kellermeier, Research Scientist, Material Physics, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Characterization of metal-organic frameworks by IGC for preconcentration
Max Rieger, Fraunhofer Institut, Karlsruhe, Germany

New ways to characterize ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ surface properties materials by IGC
Dr. E. Brendle, Adscientis, France 

Exploring grafting effects of trialkoxysilanes on porous glas surface – IGC in comparison to other Methods
Ralf Meyer, University of  Leipzig, Germany

Inverse liquid chromatography in the study of physicochemical properties of hydroxyapatite-polymer monolithic columns
Katarzyna Adamska, Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

Inverse gas chromatography as a sensitive tool to assess changes in the surface properties of polysaccharides occurring during functionalization reactions
Prof. J. Gamelas, University o Coimbra, Portugal 

Panel Discussion

17:00 End of symposium