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Clarus 690 GC

Designed for fast-paced, high-volume laboratories that need to increase analytical cycle times, the Clarus 690 GC provides superior sensitivity, capacity, and throughput – with flexibility to handle more. Our industry-leading portfolio of TurboMatrix options include headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and MultiPrep Autosampler solutions.

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When the highest levels of throughput are critical to your operations, choose the Clarus 690 gas chromatograph. Its patented high-performance oven delivers the fastest heat-up and cool-down of any oven in the business, and that means shorter injection-to-injection times, and the ability to run more samples per day. Plus, the oven’s twin-wall design with concentric air exhaust provides exceptional cooling to near-ambient temperatures without resorting to liquid cryogen – critical for analysis of VOCs. The Clarus 690 GC features a wide-range flame ionization detector (FID), a new high-performance capillary injector with decreased reactivity, and autosampler technology that delivers multiple options for liquid injection, headspace, and SPME on one system.

This system is driven by our TotalChrom chromatography data system (CDS) that serves as both an instrument controller and a data management system, making it the best choice for data handling in demanding multiuser, multisite environments where a number of instruments are in use. Plus, the TotalChrom system’s unique data protection features ensure that data acquisition processes aren’t disrupted or compromised. Plus, our GC instruments feature an intuitive touch-screen interface with real-time signal display and eight-language support for greatly simplified user interaction.

The calibration/Internal standards are available but must be ordered separately.

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Application Note

Accelerating the Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Method 8015 with the Application of Novel GC Oven Technology

The purpose of this app note is to apply novel oven technology, a short GC column and high oven heating and cooling rates to a modified 8015 DRO method.

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Ambient Air Monitoring - U.S. EPA PAMS

Air pollution is a global concern. Ground-level ozone has become an increasingly important issue in developed nations, as the health effects of smog are more clearly understood. The monitoring of VOC ozone precursor compounds will continue to play a role in defining and reducing air pollution in developed and developing nations in the next decade. The data presented here shows the excellent results of improved separation via Elite-624Sil MS column with real world samples, simplified column connections to the Dean Switching device and trap with modernized triple bed trap with guard zone technologies.

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Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Air Using US EPA Method TO-17

Optimized methods are needed for the analysis of toxic compounds in air to understand the impact to human health. People breathe approximately 20,000 liters of air a day so this concern is significant. EPA Method TO-17 is used to determine toxic compounds in air after they have been collected onto sorbent tubes. This application note demonstrates that the PerkinElmer TurboMatrix™ Thermal Desorber and the PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS will meet and exceed the criteria set forth in EPA method TO-17. Detailed instrument method parameters are presented, with precision, recovery, linearity and detection limit results.

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Detection and Quantification of Formaldehyde by Derivatization with Pentafluorobenzylhydroxyl Amine in Pharmaceutical Excipients by Static Headspace GC/MS

Although considered pharmacologically inert, pharmaceutical excipients have been shown to interact with active drug substances to affect the safety and efficacy of drug products.1 Therefore, there is an increasing awareness of the necessity to understanding interactions between excipients and the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in finished dosage forms. One of the areas of major concern is the potential chemical interaction between impurities in the excipient with the drug molecules, leading to formation of reaction products. Even trace amounts of reactive impurities can cause significant drug stability problems as the quantity of excipients in a formulation often far exceeds that of an API on a weight and molar basis. Trace amounts of reaction products can then easily exceed 0.2% qualification thresholds for a degradation in many drug products. Formaldehyde present in excipients has been implicated in the degradation of several drug products where it can form adducts with primary and/or secondary amine groups.2 It has also been reported that formaldehyde can induce cross-linking in gelatin capsules causing an adverse effect on in-vitro dissolution rates of drugs. Because of the extremely high reactivity of aldehydes, a timely evaluation of their presence in excipients during formulation design is essential to avoid unexpected drug stability problems in later stages of product development.

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Determination of Furan in Food by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Headspace Sampling

Furan is naturally occurring at low levels in many foods and drinks. Furan consumption is of concern because it been classified by IARC as possibly carcinogenic to humans, based on studies in laboratory animals.

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Determination of Low-Level Oxygenated Compounds in Gasoline Using the Clarus 680 GC with S-Swafer Micro-Channel Flow Technology

The existing ASTM® D4815 method is designed to monitor oxygenated compounds in gasoline at percentage concentrations. The method described in this application note is intended to enable these analytes to be monitored down to low-ppm concentrations.

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Determination of Methanol in Crude Oils According to ASTM D7059-04 Using the Clarus 680 GC with S-Swafer Micro-Channel Flow Technology

ASTM® D7059-04 is an established method that has been well validated for the determination of methanol in crude oils. In this application note, a method based on a PerkinElmer® Clarus® 600 GC with an S-Swafer™ splitting device is described.

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Determination of t-Butyl Methyl Ether (MTBE) in Water and Soil

As an alternative to tetraethyl lead, t-Butyl methyl ether (MTBE) has been widely used as an octane enhancer for gasoline. Studies have found increasingly high levels of MTBE in groundwater, often a result of accidental spills or leaking underground storage tanks. In this paper, a method for the determination of MTBE in water and soil was established using the PerkinElmer Clarus® 690 GC/FID with the TurboMatrix™ HS-40 Trap.

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EPA Method 8015C for Diesel Range Organics

EPA 8015C is a gas chromatographic method used to establish concentrations of a variety of non-halogenated volatile organic compounds, semivolatile organic compounds, and petroleum hydrocarbons. For the purpose of this application, a Clarus® 690 GC was used for the analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons, specifically Diesel Range Organics (DRO).

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Fast Simulated Distillation Analysis by Modified ASTM D2887, D7169, D6352, and D7500

To meet the demands of complex petrochemical testing, our new Clarus® 590 and 690 gas chromatography (GC) instruments are preconfigured to provide a turnkey solution for a wide range of applications, including Simulated Distillation. We deliver a complete, ready-to-go system for faster, more efficient analysis in compliance with ASTM methods. Discover how the Clarus GC instruments enable the superior sensitivity and throughput you need for your most critical applications – plus the versatility to handle more.

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Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Contamination of Aviation Fuel by GC/MS

The contamination of aviation fuel with fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) can arise due to the use of multi-product pipelines for fuel supply and distribution. This application note demonstrates the use of the Clarus 600 GC/MS to identify and determine the contamination.

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Identification of VOCs in In-Vehicle Interior

Customer complaints of odors within a new car are rising with the increasing number of new car buyers. Although odors can be subjective, it is now well known that the new car smell is the result of chemicals emitted from the in-vehicle interior components such as the dashboard, interior panels, seat coverings, flooring materials, and so on. This application note describes a method for the automotive industry that provides a qualitative analysis and the olfactory character of each component using the TD-GC/MS-Olfactory Port.

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Methane, Ethylene, and Ethane in Water by Headspace-Gas Chromatography (HS-GC) with Flame Ionization Detection (FID)

The rapid development of natural ,gas from unconventional sources in ,North America has created an energy ,“gold rush” not seen in contemporary ,times. The advent of horizontal drilling ,technologies and hydraulic fracturing has ,made this production economical and ,presents an energy source of sufficient ,magnitude that could last 100 years.

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Pesticide Residues Analysis by Clarus GC

This Application Note talks about pesticide residues analysis tested by Clarus 690 Gas Chromatograph

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Quantification of Phthalate Leaching from Food Contact

The use of Food Contact Materials (FCM) can potentially be detrimental to human health. In the PerkinElmer quantification of Phthalate Leaching from FCMs, using the Clarus GC/MS, we explore how to quantify FCMs.

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Residual Solvents in Pharmaceuticals by USP Chapter 467 Methodology

The synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) may require multiple reaction steps that produce undesirable reaction byproducts or utilize various solvents that have to be removed from the finished product. These solvents and byproducts may be measured with headspace gas chromatography for those volatile residual organic solvents according to the USP chapter 467 method. Method USP 467 classifies residual solvents into three classes according to toxicity; class 1 solvents are to be avoided unless there is strong justification, class 2 solvents are those that should be limited due to toxicity concerns.

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The Determination of Benzene and Toluene in Finished Gasolines Containing Ethanol Using the PerkinElmer Clarus 680 GC with Swafer Technology

This application note describes a method that is based on the original ASTM® D-3606 method with the main difference being that capillary columns are used. This approach completely eliminated all chromatographic interference from the ethanol (even solutions made up in pure ethanol could be run), improved the quality of the chromatography in general and reduced the analysis time significantly (by 50% or 75% depending on the column set).

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The Determination of C1 to C5 Hydrocarbons in Gas Streams Using the PerkinElmer Swafer Technology

The determination of light hydrocarbons in refinery and other gases is typically performed through the use of packed columns and mechanical rotary valves. For example ASTM Method D-2597 adopts this approach. A gas sampling valve delivers a small metered quantity of the sample gas into a non-polar packed column. The C1 to C5 hydrocarbons are allowed to elute from this column and into a second packed column with a polar stationary phase. At that point a rotary valve is actuated to reverse the flow of carrier gas through the precolumn and backflush any residual sample in that column to a detector to determine the total C6+ content in the sample. In the meantime, chromatography of the C1 to C5 content proceeds on the second column for separation, identification and quantification. The whole analysis takes about 20 minutes and getting acceptable chromatographic separation is often a challenge because of normal variations in the columns. In this application note, a new method is described for this analysis that uses a Swafer™ backflushing technology with capillary columns under isothermal conditions to both improve the chromatographic separation and to reduce the analysis cycle time to just over 5 minutes.

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The Determination of C2 to C5 Hydrocarbons in Finished Gasolines using the PerkinElmer Clarus 680 GC with Swafer Technology

ASTM® Test Method, D2427-06, is designed to determine the C2 to C5 hydrocarbon content in gasolines. This method validates gasoline samples that are depentanized using ASTM® method D2001-07. These samples are intended for functional group hydrocarbon analysis by mass spectrometry according ASTM® Test Method D2789-95 (2005).

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Brochure

Clarus 590 and 690 Brochure

In today’s budget-constrained, yet highly competitive laboratory environments, the samples you’re being asked to analyze – whether food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, or environmental – are increasingly difficult. But for some labs, having a dedicated GC for every application isn’t an option. For them, a GC that can do it all isn’t just a nice-to have, it’s a necessity

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Safety Testing of Marine Environment

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has contaminated parts of the Gulf of Mexico and estuaries in several coastal states in the southern region of the US.

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Refinery and Natural Gas Analysis

Oil refineries and natural gas producers around the world require their lab operations to perform large numbers of analyses before their products are used in industries and by consumers. Detection of even the slightest impurities, accurate process control and hydrocarbon distribution analysis is critical to the success of these operations.That’s how PerkinElmer can help. As a global scientific leader and solutions provider to refining and natural gas labs, PerkinElmer's proven technology and experience meets the ever-changing needs of the oil and gas industry. PerkinElmer is committed to the success of your oil and gas sample analysis by providing the instrumentation, software, consumables, and services you need for fast, easy and precise testing. The result: better control of your operations and improved product quality.

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TurboMatrix Headspace and Headspace Trap Samplers for GC Brochure

Headspace Gas Chromatography—for applications involving the solvent-free extraction of volatile compounds, it’s an unsurpassed technique, eliminating the time-consuming steps and risk of human error associated with other GC sample-preparation methods.

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Field Application Report

Polymer Degradation Mechanisms Using Pyrolysis-GC MS Field Application Report

This report shows an example of three general degradation processes. The analytical system consisted of a Clarus GC/MS interfaced with a Pyrolysis Autosampler. Samples are rapidly pyrolyzed, automatically introduced into the GC carrier stream

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Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers And Plastics Poster

Poster summarizing solutions of thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy, chromatography and hyphenated techniques for polymers focused on providing more insight into product performance and process optimization that make easier

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Product Note

TurboMatrix MultiPrep Product Note

With the new TurboMatrix MultiPrep+ and TurboMatrix MultiPrep autosamplers, PerkinElmer offers more choices than ever before to help you optimize the workflow of your gas chromatography instrument and maximize the throughput of your lab.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

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White Paper

Better Air Quality for a Cleaner Environment

Based on EPA modeling, Method EPA 325 A/B will lead to a reduction of an estimated 52,000 tons per year of volatile organic compounds being emitted into the environment. In the face of this major new environmental standard, we can all breathe a bit easier knowing that PerkinElmer’s innovative technologies, operational effectiveness, and environmental expertise is available to help you become compliant.

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Why System Suitability Tests are Not a Substitute for Analytical Instrument Qualification

This white paper discusses the role of System Suitability Tests (SSTs) in the context of Analytical Instrument Qualification (AIQ) and is based upon; the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) general chapter 1058 on AIQ[1].

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