• 4th Generation of Multimode Inlet for Gas Chromatography

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4th Generation of Multimode Inlet for Gas Chromatography

Jun 24 2011

After the worldwide success of three generations of OPTIC™ multimode inlet for gas chromatography (GC), ATAS GL International (Netherlands) has developed a new instrument, the OPTIC-4. Broadest range of capabilities of the previous generations is expanded with new features and solutions that cannot be found in any other GC inlet.

The patented low thermal mass design of the inlet body together with direct resistive heating provide fast linear temperature programming up to 600 °C at rates as high as 60 °C/s. In addition to standard sampling modes, the programmable inlet can operate effectively as Large Volume Injection, Pyrolysis or Thermal Desorption sample introduction device. With the options for sub-ambient cooling, backflush, cryogenic trapping and automated liner exchange, OPTIC-4 is the world’s most versatile inlet for gas chromatography.

With the OPTIC-4, analyst can introduce into GC a wide range of samples including the ones containing high matrix or thermally labile compounds. The samples can also be water based or solid. Automated solvent venting procedure based on the standard solvent sensor in the split line makes large volume injections as easy as the industry standard split or splitless.

The new OPTIC™ inlet is designed to be installed on any GC make. The inlet and its control are also compatible with most of the autosamplers available on the market.

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