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Clarus SQ 8C 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 consistenly 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
Maximum Temperature 30 °C
Minimum Temperature 10 °C
Product Brand Name Clarus
Product Group Clarus SQ 8C
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 650:1 800:1 800:1
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 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 climate change throughout the world. VOC emissions from stationary sources, such as ducts, stacks and exhaust funnels in factories, refineries and mines, have been identified as significant contributors to air pollution and ground-level ozone formation. In this paper, a qualitative and quantitative method for the analysis of 24 polar and nonpolar VOCs was established using a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix ATD and a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS with electron ionization (EI) source. The method is simple, sensitive and efficient to comply with regulatory requirements.

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Determination of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol in water by Derivatization in headspace and GC/MS

Chlorophenols are by-products of the drinking water purification process and are also widely used as wood preservatives, herbicides and pesticides. In this study, the derivatization and extraction happened in the headspace vials during the vial thermostatting step. The derivatization reaction is affected by temperature and time, therefore the thermostat time and oven temperature of the headspace sampler were investigated for optimum derivitization/extraction conditions.

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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 wide attention due to studies which have shown the teratogenicity and carcinogenicity of PAH compounds. For humans, food intake is one of the main sources of PAH exposure, and can be the result of contamination from anthropogenic sources, food processing or cooking practices.

In this paper, a validated method employing accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) and gel permeation chromatography (GPC), followed by solid phase extraction (SPE) on silica and analytical determination by GC/MS was applied for the detection of PAHs in smoked meat. The results demonstrate that the method is suitable for the simultaneous determination of 24 PAHs in smoked meat with good efficiency, accuracy and reproducibility.

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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 to the contribution to ozone depletion, the manufacturing and use of CFCs and HCFCs have been phased out under the Montreal Protocol (1987), however, recent studies have found that atmospheric levels of CFCs are significantly higher than expected, suggesting that production and use of CFCs are still on-going. In this study, trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), chlorodifuoromethane (HCFC-22) and dichlorofluoroethane (HCFC-141b) in a polyether polyol matrix are investigated using a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS with a TurboMatrix HS-40. Instrument method parameters utilized in the study are presented herein, with detailed results demonstrating superior precision, linearity, sensitivity and recovery.

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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 carcinogenic. The detection and determination of VOCs in the environment is of the upmost importance for both human and environmental health.

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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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Pesticide Residues Analysis by Clarus GC

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

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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 also an EPA target carcinogen. The investigation of these compounds, especially in drinking water at low levels, is critical to protect public health. This application note focuses on exceeding the current EPA detection limit requirement for BTEX while meeting and/or exceeding all other criteria in EPA method 524.2 for these analytes.

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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 by each refinery depending on its size, in addition to the distribution of sampling sites around the refinery.

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Brochure

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Learn more about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses by reading through our Cannabis Testing brochure.

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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 grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

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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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Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics Poster

The Polymer Market consists of a huge diversity of manufacturers of industrial products running many different processes yet still facing similar challenges. There is more and more pressure to achieve high product quality and reduce costs in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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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

White Paper

Assessment of Extractables and Leachables Associated with Pharmaceutical Packaging

Extractables and leachables studies are critical for maintaining the quality of your drug product and complying with GMP regulations during drug development and final batch release. Exposure to extractables and leachables could have a detrimental impact on the safety and efficacy of a final drug product. Testing for these contaminants is critical in every part of pharmaceutical packaging including the packaging system used to store drug products.

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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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