New Resprep Polymeric SPE Offers an Alternative to Silica-Based Sorbents

Restek has expanded its line of Resprep solid phase extraction (SPE) products with the addition of polymeric sorbents, available in both cartridges for high loading capacity and 96-well plates for high throughput and automation.

Because Resprep polymeric SPE products feature a silica-free, bonded polymeric material, there are no unwanted secondary silica interactions, even with basic compounds. Their high surface area means a higher loading capacity compared to silica sorbents, and their stability over a wide pH range (0–14) means they won’t hydrolyze under extreme conditions. New Resprep polymeric SPE cartridges and 96-well plates are water-wettable, allowing for streamlined conditioning and equilibration steps to drastically reduce solvent usage and sample prep time. And they are not flow-rate dependent, so they maintain retention and capacity after conditioning, even if dried out from vacuum or positive pressure flows.

Resprep polymeric SPE products offer five distinct packings to choose from. Find them all, and the entire line of Resprep sample preparation products, at

Attain a More-Comprehensive Characterization of Cannabis Samples with Restek’s New Cannabicyclol (CBL) Reference Standard

Cannabicyclol (CBL) is formed through the photodegradation of cannabichromene (CBC). Levels are typically quite low, and the medicinal benefits of CBL are still being researched, but quantifying this compound in cannabis samples is crucial for obtaining a more-complete cannabinoids profile. Restek has just released a new CBL certified reference material (CRM) to further aid labs in the comprehensive characterization of cannabis:

Restek’s new CBL standard is ideal for creating multipoint (5-point minimum suggested) calibration curves for LC analysis. With verified composition and stability, this prepared stock product eliminates the need for in-house standards preparation for greater convenience and lower labor requirements. As a U.S. DEA-exempted formulation, no additional customer permits or licensing are required to purchase within the U.S., and because it’s manufactured and QC tested in Restek’s ISO-accredited labs, this new CBL standard qualifies as a certified reference material (CRM) that satisfies your ISO requirements.

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Restek to Present “Gas Chromatography: Foundation Theory, Column Selection, and Troubleshooting” at GC-MS Seminar

Chromatographers from Restek will be presenting at Waters’s upcoming seminar on October 23, 2019, in Wood Dale, IL. This educational opportunity is aimed at scientists looking to learn more about GC-MS capabilities in all areas, particularly in food and environmental applications. Topics include the technology behind GC-MS instruments, QuEChERS sample preparation, identification of extractable and leachable compounds from electronic cigarettes, and multiresidue pesticide analysis. Register today and join us for an outstanding technical training event.

Restek Presentation
Gas Chromatography: Foundation Theory, Column Selection, and Troubleshooting
This course is a solid initiation into the fundamentals and best practices of this widely used technique. You will gain practical knowledge of the principals of gas chromatography, and GC column selection, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting. Chromatographic examples will be provided throughout the presentation.

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