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GC Analysis of Explosives on SLB®-5ms (12 m x 0.18 mm I.D., 0.30 μm), Fast GC Analysis

GC Analysis of Explosives on SLB®-5ms (12 m x 0.18 mm I.D., 0.30 μm), Fast GC Analysis


column SLB-5ms, 12 m x 0.18 mm I.D., 0.30 µm (28566-U)
oven 50 C (1 min), 15 C/min to 250 C
carrier gas helium, 0.8 ml/min, constant
sample explosives, 1 µg/mL in ethyl acetate
injection 0.5 µl pulsed splitless (30 psi until 0.2 min, splitter open at 0.75 min)
liner 2 mm ID focus liner w/taper
inj. temp. 220 C
detector MS
MSD interface 300 C


Analysis Note The SLB-5ms column was found to give good peak shape and response for a variety of explosives. This applications shows the GC-MS analysis of 13 different explosives on a short, thick film column. This dimension was chosen to reduce analysis time while still providing good peak shape for early eluting compounds and good response for the trinitro compounds. A pulsed injection in combination with a narrow bore focus liner were used to increase the speed of sample transfer onto the column.
Categories Analytical Chromatography, GC Applications, Explosives
Featured Industry Chemicals and Industrial Polymers
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