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 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.
|Maximum Temperature||30 °C|
|Minimum Temperature||10 °C|
|Product Brand Name||Clarus|
|Product Group||Clarus SQ 8T|
|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|
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.
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.
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 many environmental concerns. When manufacturing wallpaper, a large amount of organic solvent is utilized in the treatment and printing processes. As a result, high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be present in the product, which pose an inhalation risk to humans. To identify potential levels of VOCs in wallpaper samples, a method was undertaken, targeting 35 volatile organic compounds using a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix™ 650 ATD and PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS, with results and methodology introduced in this study.
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.
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 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 Application Note talks about pesticide residues analysis tested by Clarus 690 Gas Chromatograph
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.
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.
Learn more about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses by reading through our Cannabis Testing 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.
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
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 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.
Helium, as a limited natural resource, is increasingly expensive and, in some regions, in
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.14 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.