When performing chromatography, different types of sample vials are required based on sample volume, sample type, compound volatility, compound stability, and sensitivity of analysis. There are many types of sample vials available catered to different applications, such as clear vials for normal usage or amber vials for protecting the light sensitive analytes and compounds from UV light. Sample vials are also available in mass spec grade and help to reduce the adsorption of basic compounds on the surface of the glass vial, making them suitable for LCMS and GCMS analysis.
Getting the highest quality vials for your HPLC and GC analysis is crucial to ensure comprehensive and precise data on your samples. These vials also need to be compatible not only for the different samples you will be analysing but for your HPLC and GC instruments as well. Our vials are also compatible with other manufacturers’ HPLC and GC instruments.
If you’re looking for a reliable supplier for sample vials in Singapore, Shimadzu is the brand you can trust. We’ve got various types of vials, caps, and septa in a wide range of volumes, dimensions and colours to best suit your needs. Our vials can be purchased separately or in a bundle with our vial kits.
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Prevent contamination for your samples by using high-quality HPLC and GC vials from Shimadzu. Our sample vials have been designed and optimised to be compatible with GC and HPLC instruments for analysis. They also come in different volumes ranging from 0.3ml to 2mL to 40mL, and you can choose between amber or clear vials.
In most applications, transparent clear vials are used for holding samples. However, when you are handling samples that are sensitive to light, amber vials should be used. These sample vials are able to absorb a broad range of light waves from the light spectrum, preventing the UV light from degrading the sample and compromising it.
Headspace sampling is a sampling technique that is used in gas chromatography to analyse volatile compounds in the heavier sample matrix. Headspace vials are used to hold the samples for headspace sampling and injection either manually or using an autosampler. Different manufacturers will have different designs for autosamplers and therefore use different headspace vials designs. Shimadzu offers a variety of headspace vials that are compatible with autosamplers from different manufacturers.
There’s no explicit rule that sample vials shouldn’t be reused. However, the amount of time and effort spent to clean the vials adds to the uncertainty of the vial cleanliness, and this is a major disadvantage that far exceeds the perceived benefits of reusing them. Overall, it is not recommended to reuse your sample vials as it may cause cross-contamination and affect the results of your experiments.