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 www.restek.com/resprep
Resprep EPH fractionation SPE cartridges offer method-specific performance for extractable petroleum hydrocarbon (EPH) analysis of soil and water samples. These high-performing 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. Our standard 5 g format cartridges are now joined by 2 g format cartridges made from the same high-quality silica. While the 5 g cartridges are recommended when higher loading capacity is required, the new 2 g cartridges are ideal for automated systems or when time-saving and solvent reduction are desired. As always, our rigorous QC testing and moisture-resistant packaging ensure storage stability and consistent lot-to-lot performance.
Keep your organochlorine pesticide GCs up and running by protecting them against matrix components with superior sample cleanup. Resprep CarboPrep Plus SPE cartridges surpass traditional Florisil products in cleanup power for sample matrix compounds that cause active sites in GC inlets and columns, degrading pesticides and interrupting work due to failed calibration checks. For CarboPrep Plus cartridges, Restek uses a proprietary treatment to create an exceptionally clean carbon that exhibits consistent selectivity. The end result is a reliable sample preparation product that does not contribute interfering background signal and does not need to be evaluated lot to lot to see if elution volumes need to be adjusted. In addition, CarboPrep Plus cartridges are designed to use the same equipment, solvents, and solvent volumes as a traditional Florisil cleanup procedure, minimizing the impact of switching on sample prep labs while maximizing the performance benefit to analytical labs.