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Topical and timely insights from top chromatographers

Can we see oxygen on FID?

The Flame Ionization Detector (FID) is a popular detector mainly due to its sensitivity and extensive dynamic calibration range. However, it is a selective detector. It only re...

27 June 2022
Katarina Oden

Derivatization of sugars for GC-MS (Part 3): Maintenance

If you have tried out any of the derivatization procedures that I outlined back in Part 1, you also saw the beautiful colors these derivatization reactions produce. While the c...

23 June 2022
Erica Pack, PhD (she/her)

Derivatization of sugars for GC-MS (Part 2): EZGC libraries and optimizing methods

Researchers have been using 225 phase columns, such as the Rtx-225, to separate EtOx/TMS-, EtOx/TFA-, and alditol acetate derivatives of sugar in a wide range of research appli...

16 June 2022
Erica Pack, PhD (she/her)

Planning to use a PLOT column with a mass spec? You may wish to review this first.

Please note that (generally speaking) Restek does not recommend using any particle-containing GC column when using a mass spectrometer as the detector. Particles will likely m...

10 June 2022
Alan Sensue

Events Calendar

Whether virtual or in person, we look forward to meeting with you, sharing our latest innovations, and answering any questions you may have about Restek products and services!

NEMC 2022

1 - 5 August 2022
Crystal City, VA, U.S.

AOAC 2022

26 August - 1 September 2022
Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.

RAFA 2022

6 - 9 September 2022
Prague, Czech Republic

JASIS 2022

7 - 9 September 2022
Makuhari, Chiba Prefect, Japan

EPRW 2022

19 - 23 September 2022
Bologna, Italy