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Inert and Low-Bleed Rxi GC Columns

Leverage the outstanding inertness, low bleed, and high reproducibility of Rxi GC Columns with 3-in-1 technology to gain:

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People Rely on You for Fast, Accurate Data. Rely on Restek's Inert and Low-Bleed Rxi GC Columns to Deliver It.

We get it. Your instrument needs to run. It needs to run now. And it is not enough to simply go fast—you need to get the right results the first time and save money in the process. In short, your GC column must produce the data you need, when you need it.

Restek developed the Rxi family of inert and low-bleed fused silica GC columns to help you solve the challenges you face in your lab on a daily basis. Take advantage of Restek Pure Chromatography to get your work done right and get it done quickly.

Rxi GC Columns: Built for Your Continued Success

Restek has complete control of our Rxi column production stream to allow us to offer an unbeatable Pure Satisfaction guarantee. You will receive a top-quality product that performs the way we promised it would, every time.

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Why Should You Switch to Rxi GC Columns?

Rxi GC columns are built to be the best. But what does "best" mean? For the overworked analyst with an ever-shrinking budget, the best GC column is the one that lasts the longest while also providing:

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Put Rxi GC Columns to Work in Your Lab Today

You owe it to yourself, your data, and your customers to put the best GC column into your instrument. Read on about why Restek Pure Chromatography and inert and low-bleed Rxi GC columns are the right choice for improving the speed and accuracy of your results, and order yours today.

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The Best GC Column for Your Next Method is an Rxi Column

Choosing the right stationary phase can make all the difference for the success of your analysis. We have developed a wide selection of stationary phases that span the polarity range, so you can easily select a perfectly matched Rxi GC column that helps you run faster and produce unbeatable results.


Rxi-1ms Columns (fused silica)

nonpolar phase; Crossbond dimethyl polysiloxane

  • General-purpose columns for arson accelerants, essential oils, hydrocarbons, pesticides, PCB congeners (e.g., Aroclor mixes), sulfur compounds, amines, solvent impurities, simulated distillation, oxygenates, gasoline range organics (GRO), refinery gases.
  • Tested and guaranteed for ultra-low bleed; improved signal-to-noise ratio for better sensitivity and mass spectral integrity.
  • Temperature range: -60 °C to 330/350 °C.
  • Equivalent to USP G1, G2, and G38 phases.

Rxi-5ms Columns (fused silica)

low-polarity phase; Crossbond diphenyl dimethyl polysiloxane

  • General-purpose columns for semivolatiles, phenols, amines, residual solvents, drugs of abuse, pesticides, PCB congeners (e.g., Aroclor mixes), solvent impurities.
  • Most inert column on the market.
  • Tested and guaranteed for ultra-low bleed; improved signal-to-noise ratio for better sensitivity and mass spectral integrity.
  • Temperature range: -60 °C to 330/350 °C.
  • Equivalent to USP G27 and G36 phases.

Rxi-XLB Columns (fused silica)

low-polarity proprietary phase

  • General-purpose columns exhibiting extremely low bleed. Ideal for many GC-MS applications, including pesticides, PCB congeners (e.g., Aroclor mixes), PAHs.
  • Unique selectivity.
  • Temperature range: 30 °C to 360 °C.

Rxi-5Sil MS Columns (fused silica)

low-polarity phase; Crossbond 1,4-bis(dimethylsiloxy)phenylene dimethyl polysiloxane

  • Engineered to be a low-bleed GC-MS column.
  • Excellent inertness for active compounds.
  • General-purpose columnsideal for GC-MS analysis of semivolatiles, polycyclic aromatic compounds, chlorinated hydrocarbons, phthalates, phenols, amines, organochlorine pesticides, organophosphorus pesticides, drugs, solvent impurities, and hydrocarbons.
  • Temperature range: -60 °C to 350 °C.

Rxi-35Sil MS Columns (fused silica)

midpolarity Crossbond phase

  • Special selectivity and excellent inertness for substituted polar compounds, such as drugs, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, phenols, etc.
  • Provides superior separation for cannabinoids.
  • Very low-bleed phase for GC-MS analysis.
  • Extended temperature range: 50 °C up to 360 °C.

Rxi-17 Columns (fused silica)

midpolarity phase; Crossbond diphenyl dimethyl polysiloxane

  • General-purpose columns for pesticides, herbicides, rosin acids, phthalate esters, triglycerides, sterols.
  • Temperature range: 40 °C to 320 °C.

Rxi-17Sil MS Columns (fused silica)

midpolarity Crossbond phase

  • Excellent inertness and selectivity for active environmental compounds, such as PAHs.
  • Low bleed for use with sensitive detectors, such as MS.
  • 340/360 °C upper temperature limits.
  • Equivalent to USP phase G3.

Rxi-PAH Columns (fused silica)

midpolarity proprietary phase

  • Ideal for EFSA PAH4 analysisseparates all priority compounds: benz[a]anthracene, chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, and benzo[a]pyrene.
  • Best resolution of chrysene from interfering PAHs, triphenylene, and cyclopenta[cd]pyrene.
  • Complete separation of benzo [b], [k], [ j], and [a] fluoranthenes.
  • 360 °C thermal stability allows analysis of low-volatility dibenzo pyrenes.

Rxi-1301Sil MS Columns (fused silica)

midpolarity Crossbond phase

  • Highest thermal stability in the industry ensures dependable, accurate MS results and increased uptime.
  • Stabilized cyano phase selectivity improves the performance of existing methods. Ideal for solvents, glycols, and other polar compounds.
  • Rigorous QC testing ensures inertness and accurate, reliable data for multiple compound classes.
  • Maximum temperature: 320 °C.

Rxi-624Sil MS Columns (fused silica)

midpolarity Crossbond phase

  • Low-bleed, high-thermal stability columnmaximum temperatures up to 300320 °C.
  • Inertexcellent peak shape for a wide range of compounds.
  • SelectiveG43 phase highly selective for volatile organics and residual solvents, great choice for USP<467>.
  • Manufactured for column-to-column reproducibilitywell suited for validated methods.

Rxi-1HT Columns (fused silica)

nonpolar phase; dimethyl polysiloxane

  • 40% longer lifetime from specially designed fused silica tubing.
  • Columns processed for high-temperature applications, such as high molecular weight hydrocarbons.
  • Temperature range: -60 to 400 °C.

Rxi-5HT Columns (fused silica)

low-polarity phase; diphenyl dimethyl polysiloxane

  • 40% longer lifetime from specially designed fused silica tubing.
  • Columns processed for high-temperature applications, such as mineral oil.
  • Temperature range: -60 to 400 °C.

Rxi-1ms Secondary Columns for GCxGC (fused silica)

nonpolar phase; Crossbond dimethyl polysiloxane

  • Convenient 2 m length is ideal for use as a secondary column in GCxGC analyses.
  • General purpose columns.
  • Temperature range: -60 °C to 330/350 °C (bleed tested temperature/maximum operating temperature).

Rxi-XLB Secondary Columns for GCxGC (fused silica)

low polarity proprietary phase

  • Convenient 2 m length is ideal for use as a secondary column in GCxGC analyses.
  • General purpose columns exhibiting extremely low bleed.
  • Unique selectivity.
  • Temperature range: 30 °C to 360 °C.

Rxi-5Sil MS Secondary Columns for GCxGC (fused silica)

low-polarity phase; Crossbond 1,4-bis(dimethylsiloxy)phenylene dimethyl polysiloxane

  • Convenient 2 m length is ideal for use as a secondary column in GCxGC analyses.
  • Engineered to be a low bleed GC/MS column.
  • Excellent inertness for active compounds.
  • General purpose columns.
  • Temperature range: -60 °C to 350 °C.

Rxi-17Sil MS Secondary Columns for GCxGC (fused silica)

midpolarity Crossbond phase

  • Convenient 2 m length is ideal for use as a secondary column in GCxGC analyses.
  • 340/360 °C upper temperature limits.
  • Excellent inertness and selectivity for active environmental compounds, such as PAHs.
  • Low-bleed for use with sensitive detectors, such as MS.

GCxGC Selectivity Kit, 0.15 mm

  • Wide range of stationary phases offers orthogonal separations.
  • High thermal stability increases system ruggedness.
  • Unrivaled column inertness for accurate analysis of active compounds.
  • 0.15, 0.18, or 0.25 mm ID formats accommodate varying sample capacities, speeds, and detectors.
  • Secondary columns come in convenient 2 m lengths for economical methods development.

GCxGC Selectivity Kit, 0.18 mm

  • Wide range of stationary phases offers orthogonal separations.
  • High thermal stability increases system ruggedness.
  • Unrivaled column inertness for accurate analysis of active compounds.
  • 0.15, 0.18, or 0.25 mm ID formats accommodate varying sample capacities, speeds, and detectors.
  • Secondary columns come in convenient 2 m lengths for economical methods development.

GCxGC Selectivity Kit (0.25 mm)

  • Wide range of stationary phases offers orthogonal separations.
  • High thermal stability increases system ruggedness.
  • Unrivaled column inertness for accurate analysis of active compounds.
  • 0.15, 0.18, or 0.25 mm ID formats accommodate varying sample capacities, speeds, and detectors.
  • Secondary columns come in convenient 2 m lengths for economical methods development.

Rxi Guard/Retention Gap Columns (fused silica)

  • Extend column lifetime.
  • Excellent inertnessobtain lower detection limits for active compounds.
  • Sharper chromatographic peaks by utilizing retention gap technology.
  • Maximum temperature: 360 °C.

Literature

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Rxi Column Cross-Reference Table - Lower Detection Limits with Ground-Breaking Column Technology

Our Column Cross-Reference Table makes it easy to choose the right Rxi column.

Clinical, Forensic & Toxicology

Rapid Analysis of Steroid Hormones by GC/MS - Using the New Rxi®-1ms Column

GC/MS analysis of urinary steroid hormones is a demanding application, and the Rxi®-1ms column meets the requirements for low bleed and inertness better than any column we have tested. We analyzed a variety of derivatized steroid sex hormones in less than 25 minutes, with excellent resolution and symmetric peaks. At 300°C or above, bleed from the Rxi®-1ms column was negligible.

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Totally Reliable Column-to-Column Performance

Rxi columns demonstrate outstanding column-to-column reproducibility.

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Ultra-Low Bleed Columns Improve Trace-Level Analysis

Learn how column bleed affects chromatography and why using Rxi columns can improve your data.

General Interest

GC Capillary Columns 101 Infographic Request

Phase polarity, film thickness, inner diameter, length—the choices you make for common GC capillary column specifications can affect your chromatography in so many ways, both good and bad. Join Restek on a quick tour through each of these factors for a fun and engaging overview of the variables that come into play when you select a GC capillary column. Whether you need a quick reminder of the fundamentals or your first taste of column chemistry, this infographic is a great place to start.

General Interest

Superior Inertness Ensures Accurate Trace-Level Analysis

Learn why inertness matters and how using Rxi columns can improve your results.

Environmental

Fast, Accurate Semivolatiles Analysis! - Using Rxi-5Sil MS GC Columns

Semivolatiles methods, such as EPA Method 8270, place stringent demands on gas chromatography (GC) columns. Here we evaluate the performance of Rxi-5Sil MS columns for semivolatiles analysis in terms of bleed, efficiency, and activity. We demonstrate excellent sensitivity and resolution, even for difficult PAHs such as benzo(b)fluoranthene & benzo(k)fluoranthene, and indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene and dibenzo(a,h)anthracene. Both basic and acidic compounds show good response even at low levels.

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Rxi-5Sil MS Columns: Assured Performance for Forensic Applications

Rxi-5Sil MS columns produce excellent results for a number of forensic applications. The versatile selectivity separates a wide variety of compounds, which lets you keep analyzing samples instead of changing columns between methods. (PDF - 0MB)

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Optimized Volatiles Analysis Ensures Fast VOC Separations

Analytical conditions for GC analysis of volatile organic compounds have been optimized to ensure good resolution of critical pairs, while maximizing sample throughput. Rxi-624Sil MS columns are shown to outperform other 624s. (PDF - 0MB)

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Rxi-624Sil MS Columns—Exceptionally Inert, Low Bleed Columns for Volatiles Analysis

Analyze volatile compounds and polar analytes with greater confidence using Rxi-624Sil MS columns. Optimized selectivity, higher inertness, and lower bleed result in reliable separations and accurate, trace-level determinations. Includes environmental and pharmaceutical applications. (PDF - 0MB)

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New Rxi-PAH GC Column; Resolve Important Isobaric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons for Food Safety and Environmental Methods

Separate isobaric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, including priority EFSA PAH4 compounds benz[a]anthracene, chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, and benzo[a]pyrene, easily and accurately on an Rxi-PAH column. Whether you need more resolution or faster analysis, these new GC columns offer the selectivity and efficiency you need for food safety and environmental PAH analysis. (PDF - 0MB)

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Increase Productivity with Restek’s Faster GC Method for Analyzing VOCs in Air

Labs analyzing VOCs in air can nearly double sample throughput while meeting all Method TO-15 performance requirements by adopting Restek’s short column approach. As shown here, the use of an Rxi-5Sil MS column (30 m x 0.32 mm ID, 1.00 µm) allows all requirements to be met in almost half the time required by typical 60 m setups. (PDF - 0MB)

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Combined Determination of 1,4-Dioxane and Nitrosamine Contaminants in Drinking Water Using SPE and CSR-LVSI GC-MS

Typically, 1,4-dioxane and nitrosamines are analyzed in drinking water following separate extraction and analysis procedures, such as Methods 521 and 522. However, here we present a combined method that uses large volume splitless injection and GC-MS (SIM) to meet low part-per-trillion detection limits for these compounds in a fraction of the time required when running separate methods. (PDF - 0MB)

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NEW! Rx-1301Sil MS GC Columns

The new Rxi-1301Sil MS column is ideal for the analysis of multiple compound classes across a range of polarities and volatilities. With its cyano-based selectivity and high thermal stability, it is the best 1301-type column for robust MS analyses. (PDF - 0MB)

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Rxi GC Columns Brochure

Restek developed the Rxi family of fused silica GC columns to help you solve the challenges you face in your lab on a daily basis. Let us worry about column inertness and lifetime, stability and reproducibility, bleed and peak shape. Take advantage of Restek Pure Chromatography to get your work done right and get it done quickly. (PDF - 0MB)

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Rxi GC Columns Sales Sheet

Leverage the outstanding inertness, low bleed, and high reproducibility of Rxi GC columns with 3-in-1 technology to gain accurate data, the right results fast, and maximized instrument uptime. (PDF - 0MB)

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Rugged, Low-Bleed Performance for Challenging GC-MS Work

Across all industries, chromatographic testing methods are becoming more stringent, limits of detection are dropping, and deadlines are getting tighter. While GC-MS and GC-MS/MS instrumentation can improve detectability, column bleed can limit the potential of these powerful techniques. Restek’s Rxi-5Sil MS columns are rugged enough to withstand high temperatures and harsh conditions, and still provide the low bleed levels needed for accurate, reliable MS performance. (PDF - 0MB)

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GC Capillary Columns 101 Infographic

Phase polarity, film thickness, inner diameter, length—the choices you make for common GC capillary column specifications can affect your chromatography in so many ways, both good and bad. Join Restek on a quick tour through each of these factors for a fun and engaging overview of the variables that come into play when you select a GC capillary column. Whether you need a quick reminder of the fundamentals or your first taste of column chemistry, this infographic is a great place to start. (PDF - 0MB)

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Accurately Quantify PAHs Down to 5 pg On-Column: GC/MS SIM Analysis with the New Rxi-5Sil MS Column

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are common environmental pollutants, affecting air, water, and soil quality. Although naturally occurring, human impact has created a steady increase in environmental levels of PAHs and their byproducts. PAHs are typically formed through the incomplete combustion of organic materials, such as wood, coal, and oil, but are also used in manufacturing of some medicines, plastics, and pesticides. Many PAHs are known or suspected carcinogens. The United States Environmental Protection Agency currently lists and mandates testing of the 16 PAHs they deem most hazardous. (PDF - 0MB)

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Rxi-5Sil MS: Exceptionally Inert Columns for GC/MS and Trace-Level Analyses

Rxi-5Sil MS columns show lower bleed profiles and greater inertness than competitor columns, resulting in higher signal-to-noise ratios and lower detection limits. These silarylene GC columns are ideal for trace-level gas chromatography work and sensitive GC/MS applications. (PDF - 1MB)

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Rxi-5Sil MS Capillary GC Columns

Semivolatiles methods, such as EPA Method 8270, place stringent demands on gas chromatography (GC) columns. Here we demonstrate the performance of Rxi-5Sil MS columns for semivolatiles analysis in terms of bleed, efficiency, and activity. Excellent sensitivity and resolution are seen, even for difficult PAHs such as benzo(b)fluoranthene & benzo(k)fluoranthene, and indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene and dibenzo(a,h)anthracene. Both basic and acidic compounds show good response even at low levels. (PDF - 4MB)

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