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Princeton ACS Meeting, Wednesday, March 11 – CANCELLED
March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Notice: Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, the Princeton ACS meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, March 11 has been cancelled. Refunds will be given to anyone who has prepaid for the meeting.
Meeting of the Princeton ACS Section
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Professor Gene Hall
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
“From Electronic Cigarette Liquids to Sushi: Molecular Characterization Using Multiple Different Mass Spectrometers”
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University
Lecture in Auditorium at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner in Atrium
Join us at our “Sushi & Snacks” pre-talk Mixer at 5:15 pm in the Atrium to network with colleagues!!
Abstract: I am delighted to share with you the use of several analytical tools in my mass spectrometry toolbox to characterize a variety of consumer products. Some of the products discussed are used by the general population spanning from high school students to senior citizens.
Consumers are faced with a daunting task trying to decipher fact from fiction when purchasing products to improve health and longevity. To assist consumers, we have been using several different types of mass spectrometers that include GC-TOF-MS, linear ion traps, Q-TOF, IMS-Q-TOF, and LDI-TOF-TOF to characterize all types of samples from electronic cigarette liquids to sushi. Our philosophy for analyses centers around minimal or no-sample preparation and taking an untargeted approach in our workflows.
This presentation will then focus on basic mass spectrometry that is used to determine purity, molecular structure, concentrations, and sources of a variety of consumer products that the audience uses daily. Also presented will be a forensic approach to solving an actual adulterated dietary supplement product sold as a health fraud product targeted towards senior citizens.
Biography: Professor Gene S. Hall received his BS degree in both Chemistry and Mathematics in 1973 from Tusculum College and his PhD in radiochemistry from the Virginia Polytechnical Institute (Virginia Tech) in 1978. He then went on to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University in 1979 as an assistant professor of analytical chemistry to fulfill his life-long dream of being a chemistry professor. He is currently full professor where his focus is on using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to characterize various consumer products such as dietary supplements, natural foods, artist paintings, and electronic cigarettes.
Registration: The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer and dinner will be in the CaFe area of the atrium, and the lecture will be held in the auditorium (B02). Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd. Visitor parking is available all day in Lot 21, corner of Faculty and Fitzrandolph Roads, or other lots along Ivy Lane after 5:00 pm. (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/).
Registration is required for this meeting. The seminar is free and open to the public. Dinner is $25 ($10 for students) or $22.50 if prepaid. Register for the meeting using the form below. Select Talk only (free) or one of the Talk & Dinner options. Once you click “REGISTER” your confirmation will appear onscreen. You can then prepay following the instructions below the form.
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Student $10.00 USD
Adult $22.50 USD
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make your dinner reservations by March 9, 2020.