KJ8059 - Chromatography, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Techniques of, mostly chromatography-related, modern analytical separation and quantification methods are presented. Topics presented are a.o. chromatographic theory including the solvation parameter model of retention; some advanced aspects of liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC); 2-dimensional chromatography (coupled methods chromatography-chromatography); 'tandem techniques' based on on-line coupling of separation methods and spectrometry; mass spectrometry, with focus on applications in connection with analytical separation methods; Other relevant topics can be included, such as capillary electromigration separation methods, supercritical fluid chromatography, stereoisomer separation and preparative chromatography techniques. Students choose one of them for self-studying, as an elective part of the final examination. Laboratory exercises apply some of these concepts in a conceptual learning framework. Exercises provide the possibility for some repetition of basic concepts, discussions of relevant applications from current research papers and presentation of special topics of current research interests. This course has nearly the same content, and is taught together with, KJ3059. This course has nearly the same content as KJ3059, except for the project work included in KJ8059, and some additional reading matter.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course a student can:

  • explain the principles of a wide range of modern analytical methods of separation and quantitation;
  • apply the methods in a sustainable context such as circular economy;
  • evaluate strengths and limitations of different separation and detection techniques with respect to sample properties and to specific analytical problems;
  • choose and plan the use of suitable analytical separation techniques for actual analytical problems based on a sound knowledge of the potentially relevant methods;
  • judge the quality of his / her own, or others', analytical results from analytical separation methods, and to evaluate the chosen operational procedures;
  • understand and if necessary adapt to own requirements, published procedures, eg to locally available technical resources or to more modern practices;
  • apply analytical methods of separation and quantitation in an effective and reasonable way after only a minimum of practical teaching;
  • consider HSE in relation to chromatographic experimentation.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (3 hours per week), exercises (1 hour per week), and laboratory exercises (40 hours). All laboratory exercise reports must be approved in order to get access to the final examination. Schedule will be published at semester start.

Expected work load in the course is 200-225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved laboratory exercises
  • Approved project work

Further on evaluation

Written school exam

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemistry (PHKJ)

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of chromatography, e.g. KJ2053 (Chromatography) or equivalent, and Organic Chemistry, including course laboratory experience. Basic knowledge of organic spectroscopy, e.g. KJ2022 (Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry) or equivalent

Course materials

To be announced by us at the beginning of the course (possibly: C. F. Poole, The essence of chromatography, 1.edn., 2003, Elsevier, but also additional and/or alternative reading matter).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KJ3059 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
KJ3058 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
KJ8058 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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