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Restek Advantage: Chromatography Resources, Education, and Solutions

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The Restek Advantage gives you quick access to our valuable technical resources: videos, literature, blogs, chromatograms, and even a calendar of events we will be attending next. Connect with our latest publications  here or jump over to our libraries to explore everything we have to offer you and your lab.


Browse our quick-hitting videos to guide you through troubleshooting, selecting the right products, generating better data, and more.

What Do You Do with a New LC Column?

Before you can use a new LC column to perform analyses, there are a few important steps you need to do to prepare it for its new life in your lab. In this Restek Tip video, we ...

Restek Tips

Food Packaging Testing: The Importance of Monitoring for PFAS

Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large heterogeneous group of chemicals consisting of several hundred different structures. In this webinar, the featured speake...


Optimizing Split Injections

When performing a split injection, there are several considerations to keep in mind to improve the quality of your chromatography. In this video, learn how liner selection, spl...

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Helium Usage

Helium scarcity continues to be a pain point for gas chromatography. Prices are trending upward, supplies can be hard to source, and it’s a problem that isn’t going to go away....

Restek Tips

Technical Literature

Access decades of chromatography knowledge: application notes, technical articles, featured applications, third-party publications, and more.

Exploring the Volatile Profile of Whiskey Samples using Solid-Phase Microextraction Arrow and Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

The authors present a novel sample preparation method for the extraction and preconcentration of volatile organic compounds from whiskey samples prior to their determination by...

Articles | Third-Party Publications

Pesticide Analysis at Pace

Current gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) methods are certainly sensitive, but they require longer analysis times to effectively separate complex mixtures....

Articles | Third-Party Publications

Understanding the Origins of Siloxane Ghost Peaks in Gas Chromatography

This article analyzes both septa bleed and column bleed fragments and reviews best practices in reducing siloxane “ghost peaks”, in addition to understanding the differences in...

Articles | Third-Party Publications

Analysis of Catechins in Tea

One of the most commonly consumed beverages around the world that is high in catechin content is green tea. Catechin content will vary depending on tea species, preparation, an...

Articles | Third-Party Publications


Topical and timely insights from top chromatographers

Revisiting the optimal heating rate for gas chromatography

The primary goal of the GC oven temperature program is to maximize the peak capacity of our chromatogram. Temperature programming, when paired with constant flow (pressure prog...

5 August 2022
Chris Rattray

Contents inside your baseplate trap

We often get asked in tech service for a list of materials contained inside our baseplate traps from customers who are concerned about disposal regulations. They have read our ...

3 August 2022
Alan Sensue

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Calibrations, Part 2 – Curve Fits and Weighting

In the previous blog post I talked about the different types of calibrations in the sense of how to set up the standards. Once you’ve determined that, the next step is how to m...

2 August 2022
Jason Hoisington

The Need for Speed in Potency Analysis- Setting Yourself Up for Success

Every lab wants to run the most efficient methods for their analyses to increase sample throughput and increase revenue but it’s important when choosing a method to know your i...

2 August 2022
Jamie L. York, PhD

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!

AOAC International 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

Dioxin 2022

9 - 14 October 2022
New Orleans, LA, U.S.