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Clarus SQ 8T GC/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

Our Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS offers unsurpassed sensitivity and unparalleled stability for identification and quantitation of volatile and semi-volatile compounds (VOC and SVOC). It's designed to deliver high throughput, rugged dependability, and great results. Plus, with our patented SMARTsource (for both EI and CI), maintenance is easy.

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Overview

Sensitivity. Stability. Versatility. Introducing the new Clarus® SQ 8 gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS). This world-class system delivers uncompromised performance with consistent ultra-trace detection limits consistently and reliably – time after time.

The revolutionary Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS is engineered around the industry’s most sensitive, yet durable Clarifi detector and a unique SMARTsource (Simplified Maintenance And Removal Technology) that is easy to remove and clean – without tools. The Clarifi detector provides you with the flexibility to choose your ideal level of sensitivity and dynamic range, eliminates background noise and maximizes analyte signals. SMARTsource enables you to virtually reconfigure between EI and CI – simply and quickly.

Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS features the fastest conventional GC oven available – heating up or cooling down more rapidly than other competitive ovens. Plus, the system is driven by our sample-centric TurboMass software for ease-of-use from data collection to evaluation and reporting. Combine the Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS with our market-leading TurboMatrix sample handling, user-friendly software and world-class service for an integrated, complete analytical solution from a single source.

Specifications

Height 50.0 cm
Length 65.0 cm
Maximum Temperature 30 °C
Minimum Temperature 10 °C
Portable No
Product Brand Name Clarus
Product Group Clarus SQ 8T
Weight 50.0 kg
Width 32.0 cm

Configurations

System Configurations Clarus SQ 8S Clarus SQ 8T Clarus SQ 8C
Ionization Type(s) EI EI EI/CI
Signal to Noise Specification 650:1 1500:1 1500:1
Turbomolecular Pump Capacity 75 L/sec 255 L/sec 255 L/sec
Pump-Down Time < 5 mins < 3 mins < 3 mins
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Application Brief

Determination of BTEX in Industrial Vinyl Acetate

Vinyl acetate, a colorless, organic compound is an important raw material for the chemical industry. It’s utilized for synthesis of polyvinyl acetate, used in paints and coatings and can be synthesized by the addition reaction of acetic acid and acetylene or the direct oxidation reaction of ethyl ...

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Evaluation of Epoxy Quality by Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Epoxy resins are important CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) materials for industrial and consumer applications due to their versatility. Epoxy resins can be designed as adhesives or for coatings, they can be formulated to withstand high temperatures, are moisture and chemical resi ...

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Application Note

Analysis of 24 Polar and Non-Polar Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) Emissions from Stationary Source

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been recognized as a primary source of air pollution, and are known photochemical reaction precursors which facilitate the production of tropospheric, or ground-level, ozone. Ground-level ozone can have significant impacts on human health, and contributes to ...

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Analysis of Oxygenates and Aromatics Using ASTM Method D4815 and D5580

Gasoline samples are complex and a single column solution is not always readily available for the required analysis. As such, solutions that have multiple columns, valves, backflushing and heartcutting ability have been developed to overcome these challenging separations. The resulting standardi ...

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Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Solvent such as supercritical CO2, butane, propane, other hydrocarbons, water, or alcohol are used to extract out the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. In some cases, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain in the extracted material. This study will shows the analysis of ...

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Analysis of pollutants in groundwater as per European Union Directives

The European Union directives assist the member states to define the activities to be programmed and the objectives to be achieved. In this framework, the chemical analysis of the water system is the main activity to preserve the healthiness of the waterways through monitoring and detection of su ...

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Characterization of Hop Aroma Using GC/MS, Headspace Trap and Olfactory Port

Hops are a critical ingredient in beer. Aroma characterization of hops is complex; there are many compounds in hops that contribute to flavor. This application note describes a system that is able to provide both an objective chemical analysis of hop aroma using gas chromatography/mass spectromet ...

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Coffee Characterization Using Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS, TurboMatrix HS Trap and GC SNFR Olfactory Port

Ensuring the quality and consistency of coffee is vitally important, as it is one of the world’s most consumed beverages. The taste of a cup of coffee depends upon a number of factors, including the coffee bean utilized, as well as the roasting, grounding and brewing process. In this application ...

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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.Therefore, there is an increasing awareness of the necessity to understanding interactions between excipients and the a ...

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Determination of 10 Pyrethroid Pesticides in Soil by Soxhlet Extraction-GC/MS

Pyrethroids are a type of synthetic insecticides that work by attacking arthropod insects’ nervous system, with a knockdown and cidal effect that is up to 100 times higher than that of older generation insecticides, such as organochlorine (OC), organophosphorous (OP) and carbamate pesticides. Py ...

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Determination of 24 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Smoked Meat by ASE Extraction-GPC Purification Coupled with GC/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a class of complex compounds containing two or more benzene rings, are widely found in the environment and food. PAHs are formed during the incomplete combustion of organic matter, such as wood utilized in cooking and food preparation. They have attracted ...

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Determination of 37 Organophosphorus Pesticides in Soil by Soxhlet Extraction-GC/MS

Pesticides are a broad class of compounds used to kill a wide range of unwanted pests encountered in agricultural operations, including insects, rodents, fungi and unwanted plants. Organophosphorus pesticides (OP), generally thiophosphate or phosphate ester compounds, work by inhibiting the enzym ...

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Determination of Chlorofluorocarbons and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons in Polyether Polyols by HS-GCMS

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are fully or partially halogenated paraffin hydrocarbons. CFCs, in the form of polyether polyol mixtures, have been widely used as blowing agents in the manufacture of rigid polyurethane foams (PU) used as insulation products. Owing ...

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Determination of Low Level SVOCs in Drinking Water Using the Liquid-Liquid Extraction and GC/MS Large Volume Injection Method

Semivolatile organic compounds are readily found in the environment, and pose a threat to human and animal health. As such, most nations have placed limits on the amount and types of SVOCs that can be released into the environment, owing to their difficult degradation and numerous sources. One ...

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Determination of Migration of Phthalate and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon from Food Contact Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are widely used in food packaging due to cost and flexibility, for example breakfast items such as hot steamed buns, oil cake and soybean milk are typically packaged in plastic. Leftovers, supermarket cooked food and even beer, are also packaged with plastic bags. Plastic packaging i ...

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Determination of Nine Carbonates in Lithium Ion Battery Electrolyte by GC/MS

The composition and content of carbonates, such as dimethyl carbonate and ethyl methyl carbonate, in electrolytic solution plays an important role in the development and quality control of lithium ion batteries. Monitoring the composition and ratio of carbonates has important implications for en ...

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Determination of Residual Solvents in Flexible Packaging According to EN 13628-2:2004

The solvents in the inks used to print flexible packaging may represent a possible source of food contamination and therefore must be controlled for quality and consumer safety. For the determination of residual solvents from printed materials, it is highly recommended that an analytical method s ...

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Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Wallpapers Using ATD-GCMS

Wallpaper is widely used throughout the world as an interior design choice that offers bright colors, rich designs and durability, all at an affordable price. Vinyl wallpaper has emerged as an especially durable choice over paper and non-woven varieties of wallpaper, however, its manufacturing poses ...

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Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Soils

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a series of compounds with boiling points from 50 to 250 degrees centigrade and are widely used as industrial chemicals/ solvents. Low concentrations of VOCs can have a significant impact on human health, as many are regarded as highly toxic, refractory and carc ...

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Food Packaging Compendium

Need to ensure quality, safety and reliability of food packaging? This compendium of Application Notes will provide you with R&D and QA/QC insights from plastic food trays, to bags, films and canned goods. The compendium provides research data and experimental results for; mechanical durability ...

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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 ...

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In-situ Evolved Gas Analysis During the 3D Printing Procedure

This study utilizes the TG-GC/MS hyphenated module to obtain accurate thermal decomposition data with subsequent identification of the evolved breakdown products. PerkinElmer can provide effective hyphenated solutions to in-situ study, the chemical nature of evolved gases during 3D printing. At t ...

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Meeting EU REACH Requirements using Chemical Ionization Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry

The EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation was adopted in 2006 with the aim of protecting human and environmental health, along with the competitiveness of the chemical industry within the European Economic Area. The regulation places responsibi ...

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Method 8260C by Purge and Trap Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry using the Clarus SQ 8

This method outlines the analysis of volatile organic compounds in a variety of solid waste matrices including various air sampling trapping media, ground and surface water, soils, and sediments among others. The method requires not only demonstration of laboratory sample preparation and handling co ...

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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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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.

In this compendium you will find a wide range of applicatio ...

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Quantification of Rice Aroma

This application note describes the automated HS-GC/NPD technique applied to the analysis of various type of rice samples. This method was successful for the determination of a key aroma compound, 2AP, in rice sample with different varieties. The method showed in this study is rapid, convenient and ...

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Solid Phase Extraction and GC/MS Analysis of Melamine Adulteration in Dairy Products

In September 2008; melamine again made global headlines with contamination and adulteration of dairy products in China. This incident occurred about 18 months after melamine contamination of pet foods.

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The Analysis of VOCs in KN95 and Surgical Masks by Headspace Trap GC/MS

To meet the growing demand for personal protective equipment following the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, face mask production from existing and new manufacturers increased drastically. Testing masks to confirm they do not contain chemical residues, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) ...

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The Determination of Low Level BTEX in Drinking Water

BTEX is a grouping of structurally similar volatile organic compounds including benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and the three xylene isomers. These compounds are known pollutants and are typically found near petroleum production and storage sites. BTEX are regulated toxic compounds while benzene is ...

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Article

Optimization of EPA 325 for Fast, Accurate Monitoring of VOCs

This study will demonstrate how the GC instrumental parameters are optimized so that VOCs, in addition to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), can be analyzed on the same instrumentation enabling enhanced throughput and laboratory efficiency. It will also discuss the number of samples required b ...

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Overcoming hurdles in cannabis and CBD testing

In this New Food article we discuss how to get around the challenges of the ever growing cannabis and CBD testing space. Read about our solutions for automated pesticide testing to cannabinoids to regulatory compliance.

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Brochure

Battery Analysis Guide

This guide offers an overview of analyses required throughout the battery value chain - learn about innovative analytical solutions for testing every part of the battery, including the anode, cathode, binder, separator, and electrolyte. See the value in data generated from a variety of applicatio ...

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Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Whether your lab is well established or just starting up, having a single-source partner who can offer turnkey solutions that meet the current regulations is essential to a successful business. For years, we’ve worked with government and contract cannabis laboratories to develop industry-leading ...

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Comprehensive Testing Solutions for Feed Millers

Feed milling today is a complex business, and agribusinesses both large and small need to balance the nutritional and safety needs of livestock with availability of raw ingredients and their seasonality and variability. Add to that the valuable supplementation and medication that millers supply, ...

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From R&D to QA/QC

Innovation is the lifeblood of industrial polymer development – the push to improve materials or develop new ones infuses new life into the industry from R&D through to QA/QC. Manufacturers are continually challenged to ensure effective quality control and streamline processes while meeting stri ...

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Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics.

PerkinElmer is equipped to help the gr ...

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In-Depth Battery Component Testing

As the world moves to embrace renewable energy sources and reduce our global CO2 emissions, it will also be more dependent than ever on better battery technology, powering the demands of industries such as automotive, energy storage, and portable consumer goods like power tools, computers, and ph ...

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Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle.

Our co ...

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TurboMatrix Headspace and Headspace Trap Samplers for GC

Headspace gas chromatography offers an efficient sample-preparation technique that can save both time and money in the analysis of VOCs in a number of matrices. Headspace sampling is a separation technique which allows for the extraction of headspace vapor from a sealed sample, with subsequent in ...

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Case Study

Battery Research at KIT Driving a Sustainable Electric Future

Research into battery technology is a thriving and crucial part of governmental efforts to transition economies to a more sustainable model. The scientists involved are developing totally new materials and battery cells which ultimately aim to benefit society and the ecosystems that sustain it b ...

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Weld County Colorado Partners with PerkinElmer to Optimize Water Testing

The Weld County Public Health Laboratory works in conjunction with both the Environmental Health and the Public Health Education departments to support a variety of testing programs including maintaining the quality of the county’s drinking water. They have partnered with PerkinElmer to optimize th ...

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Ebook

Ensuring Compliance with VDA 278 Regulations

The coveted and well-recognized “new car smell” is often seen as an indicator of the age and cleanliness of a vehicle. However, what many consumers do not know is that this smell is a result of the off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in the vehicle’s leather, plastics and texti ...

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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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Flyer

Power Up Your Battery Component Analysis Flyer

Download this useful flyer for a summary of how our instrumentation can test for safety, performance and composition of your advanced battery materials. Get an overview of solutions and their benefits in materials characterization techniques from FT-IR, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, DSC, TGA, GC-MS and hyphen ...

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Qualitative Analysis of Evolved Gases in Switchgrass by TG-GC/MS

The hyphenation of TG-GC/MS is a powerful tool for quality control, safety, and product development. This Flyer discusses the utility of PerkinElmer TG-GC/MS with an example application – the identification of specific organic acids evolved during TGA analysis of switchgrass.

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Guide

Evolved Gas Analysis - Hyphenated Technology Guide

The needs for polymer, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food and beverage, and environmental analyses are constantly changing due to innovation demands and regulation changes.

Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) solutions combine multiple analytical technologies to empower speed and advanced information a ...

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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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Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics

This poster lays out our whole material characterization range for the analysis of polymers and plastics. Find ideal techniques and instruments at each stage in the polymer manufacturing process: Resin Development - Resin Manufacture - Compound Development - Compound Manufacture - Product Formi ...

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Product Note

SMARTsource Product Note

The PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS comes standard with SMARTsource™ (Simplified Maintenance And Removal Technology), the industry’s easiest source to remove, clean and reassemble. A simple twist of the SMARTsource allows users to completely remove the ion source and lenses of the MS system for maint ...

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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

Product Certificate - Clarus SQ8 C, T, S

Product Certificate for the - Mass Spectrometer, Models Clarus SQ8 C, T, S

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Technical Note

The Use of Hydrogen Carrier Gas for GC/MS

Helium, as a limited natural resource, is increasingly expensive and, in some regions, in

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Webinars

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 techno ...

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Selection Criteria for Analytical Technologies that Meet Polymer Manufacture and Recycling Testing Needs

This white paper discusses what testing is required at each step in the polymer production lifecycle from R&D to manufacture to recycling. It explores the analytical technologies that will meet those testing needs, and important considerations to help you select the instrumentation that will prov ...

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