Restek Unleashes Superior Raptor Performance on Your UHPLC Analyses — Now with 1.8 μm Particles

Raptor LC columns have been providing higher efficiencies, faster analyses, and rock-solid reliability to HPLC users for several years.

And they have just evolved again.

Restek has brought the benefits of Raptor columns to those who have made the leap to UHPLC instruments, yet are still looking to boost their efficiencies further. Already sold with 2.7 and 5 μm superficially porous particles (SPP), Raptor columns are now available with 1.8 μm particles specifically for use with UHPLC. Choose from four distinctive Restek phase chemistries: Biphenyl, ARC-18, C18, and FluoroPhenyl.

Raptor 1.8 μm columns are designed and QC tested for maximum lifetime under UHPLC pressures. And, because they are Raptor SPP LC columns, they offer the peak capacity, selectivity, and reproducibility that analysts have learned to depend on from Restek.

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About Raptor SPP LC Columns:
Superficially porous particles (commonly referred to as SPP or “core-shell” particles) changed the world of LC by dramatically boosting column efficiency and reducing analysis times, but they were only the beginning. With Raptor LC columns, Restek chemists have combined the speed of SPP with the resolution of highly selective USLC technology. This new species of chromatographic column allows you to more easily achieve peak separation and faster analysis times without expensive UHPLC instrumentation. Raptor LC columns provide the practicing analyst with the most powerful tools available for fast, efficient method development and increased sample throughput. And, because they are from Restek, Raptor LC columns are backed by manufacturing and quality systems you trust along with internationally renowned Plus 1 service.

New, Multicomponent Class 3 Residual Solvents Standards

Preparing multisolvent reference standards for USP <467> Class 3 residual solvents analysis can be costly, time-consuming, and a source of variation. You can simplify standard preparation significantly and reduce variability by using new, multicomponent Class 3 residual solvents standards from Restek. These new formulations are the only premixed Class 3 reference standards available, and their verified composition and stability bring confidence and consistency to residual solvents analysis. Pair Restek’s new Class 3 standards with our full line of USP <467> standards, GC columns, accessories, and sample vials for a complete residual solvent testing solution.

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New Reference Standards for Accurate trans Fat Determination

trans fats reference standards imageryGrowing concern about the impact of partially hydrogenated oils on human heart health makes accurate data on trans fat content in foods critical for protecting consumers. New reference standards from Restek help you ensure that your lab is generating accurate results. In addition to a derivatization agent, we also offer internal and calibration standards of verified composition and stability. Paired with an Rt-2560 GC column, these new reference standards help ensure accurate determination of trans fat content in foods and edible oils, and they are suitable for AOAC and AOCS methods.

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Struggling with EtG/EtS matrix interferences?

A Raptor EtG/EtS column is your solution! Typical methods for EtG and EtS analysis have several limitations: poor resolution from matrix components, long run times that limit sample throughput, and short column lifetimes. Restek has developed a new Raptor EtG/EtS column that consistently retains and resolves EtG and EtS from matrix interferences, providing accurate, reliable results injection after injection. Reliable performance and long column lifetime make this column ideal for alcohol consumption monitoring by high-throughput labs. Paired with Restek reference standards and our fast, 4-minute, dilute-and-shoot LC-MS/MS method, the Raptor EtG/EtS column allows you to analyze EtG/EtS samples with confidence.

Restek chemists became the first to combine the speed of superficially porous particles (also known as SPP or “core-shell” particles) with the resolution of highly selective USLC technology. This new breed of chromatographic column allows you to more easily achieve peak separation and faster analysis times without expensive UHPLC instrumentation. Learn more about Raptor LC columns at www.restek.com/raptor

Save time and increase certainty with Restek’s definitive EtG/EtS method, a Raptor EtG/EtS column, and our quality reference standards!

Add the Performance of Restek’s RAVE Valves to Your Entech Air Cans

Restek Air Valve Excellence (RAVE) is now available for the easy retrofit of 3.2 L, 6 L, and 15 L Entech air sampling canisters. These new RAVEn valves have an identical internal design to the incredibly popular and rugged RAVE valves recently released on Restek’s SilcoCan, TO-Can, and miniature air sampling canisters. Upgrade from your TOV and TOV-2 valves—with no modification needed!

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About RAVE Valves

Restek Air Valve Excellence (RAVE) brings proven long life, leak-free performance, and effortless operation to your air sampling canisters. This durable design has been engineered to exceed 15,000 cycles—and every valve is leak-tested with helium to 1×10-6 mL/sec before it leaves our facility. The W-type valve seats are work-hardened to enhance damage resistance, while the wetted surfaces contain no moving parts. And because convenient, reliable field use isn’t just about withstanding the rigors of harsh environments, the RAVE valve achieves full closure with a quick twist of the fingers (only 10 in-lb) and is easy to access, even for big hands or when wearing bulky gloves.

Standard on Restek’s full line of SilcoCan, TO-Can, and miniature air sampling canisters, these American-made valves are also ideal for upgrading existing canisters. Rugged stainless steel RAVE valves can be ordered with Siltek treatment for added inertness and either 2 or 3 ports to accommodate an optional gauge. Plus, diaphragm rebuild kits are available to further extend the life of these long-lasting air valves. Turn to your trusted partner for air sampling and chromatography—order Restek Air Valve Excellence for your air sampling canisters today.

Simplify the Switch to HILIC with Raptor HILIC-Si Columns

Restek is bringing the speed and reliability of Raptor LC columns into the HILIC realm with the addition of the Raptor HILIC-Si column. HILIC is an increasingly popular alternative to reversed-phase LC for challenging polar analytes because it provides better retention of water-soluble compounds that are separated by polar differences. The Raptor HILIC-Si column simplifies the switch to HILIC because it delivers rugged Raptor performance, provides SPP column speed for faster analyses than traditional FPP silica columns, retains polar compounds without ion-pairing reagents, and is fully reliable, efficient, and selective with LC-MS compatible mobile phases.

Restek chemists became the first to combine the speed of superficially porous particles (also known as SPP or “core-shell” particles) with the resolution of highly selective USLC technology. This new breed of chromatographic column allows you to more easily achieve peak separation and faster analysis times without expensive UHPLC instrumentation. Learn more about Raptor LC columns at www.restek.com/raptor

Rugged, reliable Raptor HILIC-Si columns make the analysis of polar compounds fast, easy, and MS friendly!

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
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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!