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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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.
|Maximum Temperature||30 °C|
|Minimum Temperature||10 °C|
|Product Brand Name||Clarus|
|Product Group||Clarus SQ 8S|
|System Configurations||Clarus SQ 8S||Clarus SQ 8T||Clarus SQ 8C|
|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|
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.
Ethyl carbamate is a naturally occurring ester formed in fermented foodstuffs such as bread and in beverages such as wine. The agencies also suggest steps to minimize formation of ethyl carbamate, such as minimizing exposure to heat and light and limiting storage time of finished product. The method selected for this work is the AOAC International 944.07 method for Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry detection (GC/MS). The method calls for calibration of ethyl carbamate with a propyl carbamate internal standard. As part of this experiment, butyl carbamate was investigated as an alternative internal standard.
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 residual solvents using pressure-balanced headspace (HS) sample introduction coupled with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Unambiguous separation of all compounds is obtained while maximizing sample throughput.
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 substances that are harmful to the environment and to the health of citizens.
This application shows this framework could be achieved with GC/MS analysis.
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 spectrometry and, at the same time, provide the means for the user to monitor the olfactory character of each component as it elutes from the chromatographic column. Such an approach allows the user to gain a fuller characterization of a particular hop sample.
PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS systems are designed around the cutting-edge Clarifi™ detector. Engineered using the latest electron multiplier technology, the Clarifi detector provides the greatest sensitivity (signal-to-noise) and the longest operational lifetime. Ions are efficiently converted into an electronic signal that is then processed by the TurboMass™ Data System to generate mass spectra. The unique design of the detector eliminates extraneous chemical and electrical noise while amplifying the analyte signal.
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. Pyrethroid pesticides are used widely in agriculture, public health and grain storage, and have become one of the most widely used pesticides. Recent studies indicate that pyrethroid pesticides can bioaccumulate in some species, and that prolonged exposure may result in chronic disease, even with relatively low-dose exposure. As such, a number of countries have developed regulatory guidelines associated with safe levels of pyrethroid pesticide residues in the environment.
In this study, a Soxhlet extraction technique is used to extract target 10 pyrethroid pesticides from soil samples, with subsequent analysis using a PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS system.
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.
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 enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which is essential to both insect and human nervous system function. As such, OP pesticides pose a health risk not only to the pests it targets, but also to humans coming into contact with residues.
In this study, a Soxhlet extraction technique is used to extract target pesticides from soil samples. Following extraction, the extracts are analyzed by liquid injection into a PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS system. The results demonstrate that the method is accurate and reliable in the analysis of OP pesticides in soil samples.
Bromoethane (EtBr) occurs both naturally and anthropogenically, and is widely used as a broad-spectrum pesticide in grain storage fumigation to prevent fungi and weed production, or control insect and rodent populations in storage facilities. Owing to potential health risks when inhaled or consumed, EtBr has been banned in many countries, in addition to being classified as a carcinogen and reproductive toxin by the State of California. Although many studies have focused on EtBr in ambient air, this work describes a method for the analysis of EtBr in drinking water, utilizing a headspace sampling technique, followed by analysis by GC/MS utilizing a Clarus SQ 8 system.
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.
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 of the most widely referenced methods for the analysis of SVOCs in environmental matrices is US EPA Method 8270D.
In this application note, results are presented from an analysis utilizing Method 8270D with a fast and simple single-step liquid-liquid extraction technique, followed by a large-volume direct injection of the extract into a PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS with a D-Swafer™ system for concentration, separation and quantification.
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 is very convenient but plasticizers and other additives dissolve and migrate into food during processing, heating and packaging, which can result in food contamination and permanent damage to human health and the environment.
This application note demonstrates a method for the determination of 16 phthalates (PAEs) and 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) leaching from plastic bags using the PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS with electron ionization (EI) source. The method is based on the Chinese National Standards GB 31604.1-2015, GB 31604.30-2016 and GB 5009.265-2016. 1-3 Toluene is used as a solvent to extract the target compounds from the food simulants.
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 energy density, cycle life and the safety of lithium ion batteries.
Download this application note for a reliable methodology for the determination of nine carbonates found in lithium ion battery electrolytes. Utilizing a Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS with EI source, this method offers precise results with the recovery, linearity and detection limits required by users in the lithium ion battery industry.
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.
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 testing, analyzing multi-layer flexible laminates, studying extractables and leachables such as epoxyphenal-based coating, and other volatile organic compounds.
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.
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 the same time, since the TGA 8000™ can cover the temperature range up to 1200 °C, you can count on the TG-GC/MS platform to reverse-engineer target products regardless of a fully cured product or an additive included prepreg.
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 responsibility for chemical product evaluation and compliance on manufactures and importers, as opposed to the government.
In this application note, a method utilizing a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS for the analysis of 4,4’-Methylenebis(2,6-di-tert-butylphenol), also known as Ethyl 702, is described. The method fulfills the REACH requirement by using the ammonia adduct ion to confirm the compound molecular weight. Improved analytical results were obtained using a mass flow control (MFC) mechanism for the regulation of the CI reagent gas flow.
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 competence but instrument performance as well. The study presented here demonstrates the PerkinElmer® Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS with purge and trap sample introduction both meets and exceeds the performance criteria set out in method 8260C and describes the analytical results and instrumental methodology.
This work highlights that screening, testing or real-time detection can be utilized to detect melamine-adulterated milk in a supply chain and that by determining where the sampling is taking place, who is carrying out the measurement and whether the testing is to meet regulation, will define which technology to use.
This Application Note talks about pesticide residues analysis tested by Clarus 690 Gas Chromatograph
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 applications for polymers, plastics, rubbers and advanced materials. Discover how to put these applications to work for you simply and efficiently.
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.
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), that may off-gas during normal wear is an integral part of this quality control process. This application note presents a method based on ISO-18562 and ISO-10093 to detect and quantify VOCs in face masks. Utilizing a solvent-free headspace extraction and GC/MS analysis, this method is ideal for PPE producers seeking a quick and precise method to ensure safety and quality standards are met during the production process.
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.
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.
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.
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 methods, technology, and exceptional return on investment. We help drive analytical standards and commit to ensuring your laboratory has maximum uptime. Learn about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses. Let us work with you to build an efficient workflow, so you can focus on growing your business and brand.
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, and it’s clear: you’re creating a complete nutritional delivery system, not just a simple mix of grains.
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.
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 stringent standards. Increasingly they must design for recycling and/or reuse in an ever more waste-adverse economy, keep a watchful eye on costs and stay ahead of the competition.
In response, we've gained years of experience developing a range of analytical capabilities to address a wide range of polymer analysis needs.
Download the interactive brochure to learn more about the most common challenges and our solutions in the market.
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 commitment to you: to provide a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of food processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.
From instrumentation and software to consumables and reagents to service and support, we are dedicated to providing you with end-to-end solutions that ease your everyday challenges of automation, throughput, service, and time to results.
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 injection directly into a GC. The technique obviates the need for time consuming and expensive solvent extractions, while also reducing the potential for human error in sample extraction.
PerkinElmer's TurboMatrix™ Headspace (HS) and Headspace Trap samplers utilize an array of proven technologies to ensure they deliver outstanding precision in any application. Learn more about PerkinElmer's HS solutions for up to 110 vials by downloading this brochure.
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 their water testing to include over 60 organic contaminates and a new method for methane.
Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.
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
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.
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 acquisition. Coupling Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) systems with other analytical systems such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy represents the most complete and advanced EGA solutions for gaining insights beyond decomposition of materials, by carrying out in-depth characterization of the evolved gases.
This comprehensive technology guide is your guide to understanding how hyphenation provides the insights - not just WHEN something has happened, but also WHAT happened.
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
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.
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 maintenance. The source is easily removed from the front of the instrument—no covers to remove, no need to expose the quadrupole or detector systems to the external environment. Once removed, SMARTsource is the easiest source to return to peak performance.
Capable of both EI and CI ionization, the SMARTsource (Simplified Maintenance And Removal Technology) on the Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS has been designed for ultimate simplicity, flexibility and productivity. Switching sources can be done in a matter of seconds by simply twisting and pulling – no tools required,no wires to disconnect. Cleaning the source is equally easy and can be performed by the user. So even if you’re running tough matrices, you won’t be slowed down by time-consuming expensive source cleanings and replacements.
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.
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.