Gas chromatography, or GC, is undoubtedly one of the essential techniques in separating volatile compounds. It is helpful in the fields of health, medicine, drug analysis, food science, and more. It plays a crucial role in the fields of food and agriculture, industrial and environment, energy and chemical. Therefore, it requires precision and infallible GC columns to ensure attested analysis.
At Shimadzu, we ensure our GC consumables span a broad range to suit your analytical needs. We provide GC columns, PLOT columns and customised GC columns. Our GC column provides the best solution for most applications giving reliable and reproducible results.
Our GC columns and consumables are designed to complete your Shimadzu GC System. Shimadzu understands your chromatography analysis does not end with the selection of the GC column. The combination of components selected for your Shimadzu instrument makes an important contribution to successful chromatography. Shimadzu GC columns are designed to provide you with the best separation performance with highly reproducible and reliable results for your GC applications.
GC columns and customised GC columns are the solutions to various GC applications. In order to cater to your GC application requirements, Shimadzu offers a wide range and high-quality GC columns, capillary columns, metal columns, PLOT, and customised GC columns. We can provide you with dedicated capillary columns for GC used for pesticide analysis, analysis of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) analysis, blood alcohol analysis, PCB analysis, volatile amine analysis and many other GC applications.
Shimadzu GC Guard columns and retention gap columns can be used for a varied range of applications and extend the lifetime of a column. These guard columns are compatible with the most commonly used solvents. They are manufactured and individually tested to ensure accuracy, inertness, and outstanding performance.
Trust Shimadzu for your GC column and customised GC column needs. We have an extensive catalogue of GC consumables that can help you stock up on your laboratory consumables. Contact us today and we will assist you in selecting the right GC column and consumables for your GC applications.
Gas chromatography (GC) columns are essential to gas chromatography as they are used in separating complex mixtures. It is a crucial tool used and applied in analytical chemistry as it is efficient, and effective. It is made up of a glass-like material called fused silica coated with a layer of stationary phase that interacts with the analytes as it goes through the column. This interaction results in the separation of the more volatile compounds from the less volatile ones.
There are two types of gas chromatography (GC) columns - packed columns and capillary columns. Packed columns are short and thick columns made of stainless steel or glass. These GC columns have low separation performance and create broad, peaked shapes in the chromatogram. Packed columns are less susceptible to contamination and can handle larger sample volumes.
Capillary columns are currently the most common GC column type. These columns have superior separation performance and are ideal for highly sensitive separation and analysis. These columns create sharper peaks resulting in higher sensitivity and lower detection limit.