Print Email Facebook Twitter Fast temperature programming in gas chromatography using resistive heating Title Fast temperature programming in gas chromatography using resistive heating Author Dallüge, J. Ou-Aissa, R. Vreuls, J.J. Brinkman, U.A.T. Veraart, J.R. TNO Voeding Publication year 1999 Abstract The features of a resistive-heated capillary column for fast temperature-programmed gas chromatography (GC) have been evaluated. Experiments were carried out using a commercial available EZ Flash GC, an assembly which can be used to upgrade existing gas chromatographs. The capillary column is placed inside a metal tube which can be heated, and cooled, much more rapidly than any conventional GC oven. The EZ Flash assembly can generate temperature ramps up to 1200 °/min and can be cooled down from 300 to 50 °C in 30 s. Samples were injected via a conventional split/splitless injector and transferred to the GC column. The combination of a short column (5 m x 0.25 mm i.d.), a high gas flow rate (up to 10 mL/min), and fast temperature programmes typically decreased analysis times from 30 min to about 2.5 min. Both the split and splitless injection mode could be used. With n-alkanes as test analytes, the standard deviations of the retention times with respect to the peak width were less than 15% (n = 7). First results on RSDs of peak areas of less than 3% for all but one n-alkane indicate that the technique can also be used for quantification. The combined use of a short GC column and fast temperature gradients does cause some loss of separation efficiency, but the approach is ideally suited for fast screening as illustrated for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, organophosphorus pesticides, and triazine herbicides as test compounds. Total analysis times - which included injection, separation, and equilibration to initial conditions - were typically less than 3 min. Subject alkaneorganophosphate insecticidepolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon derivativetriazine derivativeanalytic methodarticlegas chromatographyheatingreaction analysisscreening test To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:6c813e72-76d9-4cab-953a-93550e92aa01 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1521-4168(19990801)22:8<459::aid-jhrc459>3.0.co;2-g TNO identifier 234886 ISSN 0935-6304 Source HRC Journal of High Resolution Chromatography, 22 (8), 459-464 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.