New THCV Standard for Medical Cannabis Testing

Analyze medical cannabis samples more easily and accurately with Restek’s new tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) standard. This new certified reference material (CRM) is DEA-exempted and reduces the time, expense, and variability associated with preparing standards directly from neat material. Verified in composition and stability, Restek’s THCV standard is manufactured and QC-tested in ISO-accredited labs to ensure quality and satisfy ISO requirements. Our THCV CRM was developed to improve LC and GC methods for medical cannabis potency testing and strain identification. It is the latest addition to Restek’s suite of products for medical cannabis analysis including potency, strain ID, terpenes, pesticides, and residual solvents test methods.
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Set Your Sights on Superior Performance with Restek PAL SPME Arrow and Test Mix

SPME Arrows and Test MixTraditional SPME fiber technology has some significant drawbacks including poor mechanical stability and a small phase volume. The Restek PAL SPME Arrow system is a revolutionary change in microextraction that combines exceptional robustness with faster extraction times and trace-level sensitivity. In contrast to traditional SPME fibers, SPME Arrows contain significantly more phase volume, which allows more target analyte to be extracted in less time, significantly increasing sample throughput. In addition, the stainless steel construction, unique Arrow tip, inner stabilizing rod, and outer sheath design fully protect the phase, minimizing both analyte loss and mechanical damage. Use with our new SPME test mix to ensure performance after each installation. This mix is a certified reference material (CRM) with verified composition and stability.

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Pyrethrins CRM Added to Restek Single-Compound Standards List for Improved Analysis of Difficult Pesticides

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Troublesome pesticides can be analyzed more easily and accurately with single-compound standards from Restek. We’ve just added a new pyrethrins CRM to our inventory, so individual reference standards are now available for dicofol, metribuzin, bromacil, lenacil, dodine, anilazine, captan, folpet, and pyrethrins. Use these standards to simplify method development, establish instrument detection limits (IDLs), verify performance, test stability, and resolve degradation issues. Isomeric in nature, the pyrethrins neat material contains the following isomers: cinerin I and II, jasmolin I and II, and pyrethrin I and II. Isomer ratios for each lot are given in elution order on the certificate. Restek is your one-stop shop for accurate, reliable pesticides analysis. We are the only reference standard provider that offers everything you need from sample prep to LC and GC columns
and consumables.

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EZGC Online Tools Now in Multiple Languages

GC method development just got easier for scientists all around the globe.
Restek’s EZGC online method development tools are now available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Japanese, and Chinese languages. No matter where you are in the world, EZGC software lets you develop new GC methods in minutes directly from your desk and optimize or modify existing methods reliably and without guesswork. Increase your productivity with our free, easy-to-use EZGC online software—it saves time, increases certainty, and is now available in multiple languages.
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Overview of Restek’s EZGC Online Tools
New Pro EZGC Chromatogram Modeler
This new and improved version of our popular EZGC chromatogram modeler for polymer capillary columns is just as simple to use as the original, but it has been updated and now offers advanced options that give you more control. Based on user feedback, the new Pro EZGC chromatogram modeler lets you do the following:
• Start with either the column you have or a column recommended by the program.
• Select compounds from our libraries or bring your own list.
• Target specific compounds for resolution.
• Alter the GC conditions to optimize your model quickly and easily.
• Repeatedly refine the temperature program.
• Switch carrier gases.
• Change the control method (constant flow, pressure, or linear velocity).
• View elution temperatures in the peak list.
• See results for multiple phases.

EZGC Method Translator and Flow Calculator
The EZGC method translator and flow calculator tools make it simple to switch carrier gases, change column dimensions or control parameters, or to optimize a method for speed or efficiency. Simply enter your method specifications and the program will return a full set of calculated method conditions that will provide similar chromatography. Use the EZGC method translator and flow calculator tool to optimize your analysis for speed so you can increase sample throughput!

Keep Your LC Running Smoothly with New Accessories from Restek

Simplify maintenance with the latest LC accessories from Restek. Reusable EXP2 HPLC/UHPLC fittings allow repeated 20,000+ psi seals to be easily made without wrenches. The patented titanium/PEEK ferrule provides zero-dead-volume connections without compromising high-pressure seals. Their compact design makes them perfect for tight spaces, such as small oven compartments and six-port injection valves. In addition, Restek now offers Opti-Max check valves, which provide exceptional performance and reliability while being easy to install and replace. Opti-Max check valves feature Free-Turn housings, which allow the valve to be removed with the tubing still attached, making maintenance fast and reducing fitting wear. Opti-Max check valves are made using rugged stainless steel cartridge bodies with a ceramic ball and seat to ensure longevity in harsh acetonitrile environments.

Visit www.restek.com/EXP2 and www.restek.com/Opti-Max to learn more.

The Next Level of True Blue Performance: New Topaz GC Inlet Liners from Restek Are In Stock Now

The revolutionary new deactivation technology used for every Topaz GC inlet liner delivers unbelievably low breakdown for accurate and precise low-level GC analyses. Unbeatable manufacturing controls and a battery of industry-specific QC testing ensure that every lot exhibits superior reliability and reproducibility across a broad range of compound classes. In addition, Topaz liners are shipped in packaging developed for unparalleled cleanliness to maximize GC uptime and lab throughput for the ultimate in productivity.

In short, Topaz GC inlet liners from Restek feature inertness and performance you have to see for yourself to believe, which is why free samples are readily available upon request. Simply contact Restek or your local Restek representative to let a Topaz liner prove itself in your instrument.

Topaz liners are available in a full range of geometries and configurations for every instrument in your lab, regardless of the brand or manufacturer, and they are backed by Restek’s 100% Pure Satisfaction guarantee. If a liner doesn’t perform to your expectations, Restek will replace it or credit your account.

Step away from the frustration and uncertainty of ordinary liners—expect more, every time, with new Topaz GC inlet liners.

Order yours now at www.restek.com/topaz

Single-Compound Standards from Restek Improve the Analysis of Difficult Pesticides

Tractor spraying a field at sunset

Troublesome pesticides can be analyzed more easily and accurately with single-compound standards from Restek. New individual standards are now available for dicofol, metribuzin, bromacil, lenacil, dodine, anilazine, captan, and folpet. Use these standards to simplify method development, establish instrument detection limits (IDLs), verify performance, test stability, and resolve degradation issues. Restek is your one-stop shop for accurate, reliable pesticides analysis. We are the only reference standard provider that offers everything you need from sample prep to LC and GC columns and consumables.

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Analyze CO and CO2 at ppb Levels Easily and Accurately with a Restek Methanizer

Low-level detection of carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is critical for many applications. Restek’s methanizer (CH4izer) for Agilent GCs allows ppb-level determination of CO and CO2 using a cost-effective FID instead of more expensive instrumentation. The methanizer is factory set to 380 °C to ensure efficient and complete conversion of CO and CO2 to CH4, but the operator can easily adjust the temperature as desired with the touch of a button. This unit controls temperatures precisely and reliably to within ± 1 °C of the defined set point and the actual temperature is shown in real time on an easy-to-read display. The Restek methanizer is less cumbersome than other models and is designed for easy installation and fast catalyst tube replacement so you spend more time analyzing samples and less time on maintenance.

Get complete product details at www.restek.com/CH4izer

Method-Specific Sample Preparation for EPH Analysis

resprep_eph_crmChoose New and Improved Resprep SPE Cartridges for Complete Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbon Fractionation

Resprep EPH fractionation SPE cartridges offer method-specific performance
for extractable petroleum hydrocarbon (EPH) analysis of soil and water samples. These new and improved solid phase extraction (SPE) cartridges completely separate aliphatic and aromatic compounds into distinct fractions, and they are guaranteed to produce background levels under the strict reporting limits of MA and NJ EPH methods. In addition, rigorous QC testing and moisture-resistant packaging ensure storage stability and superior lot-to-lot reproducibility.
Restek’s latest expansion of the Resprep sample preparation line is manufactured in a strictly controlled environment with the simple goal of giving you consistent results—every day, every time. Turn to Resprep SPE cartridges for easy, reproducible, and guaranteed extractable petroleum hydrocarbon analysis.
Order yours today at www.restek.com/resprep

Test Medical Cannabis Potency with Greater Accuracy Using Restek’s New DEA-Exempted CBDA Certified Reference Material

ffpr2597-unv_image-webAs part of our commitment to the emerging industry of medical cannabis analysis, Restek has expanded its selection of cannabinoid-related reference standards by adding cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). This 1,000 ppm standard is DEA-exempted, so there’s no need to purchase costly neat materials or to make your own standards, and it is prepared in acetonitrile, which helps maintain stability by preventing methylation of the carboxylic acid group on the molecule. Paired with Restek’s THC standards, it is perfect for the analysis of both neutrals and acids in cannabis products by LC and is a must for accurate quantification in medical cannabis potency testing and strain ID. Restek’s CBDA standard is also a certified reference material (CRM) so you know that it meets strict ISO quality requirements.
From potency to pesticides analysis, Restek offers the LC and GC chromatography columns, CRMs, accessories, and sample prep supplies—as well as technical literature and support—needed for accurate, reliable medical marijuana analysis. Learn more about Restek’s products and resources at www.restek.com/medical-cannabis and start growing your medical cannabis testing business today.
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