Carboxen®-1006 PLOT Capillary GC Column

L × I.D. 30 m × 0.53 mm, average thickness 30 μm

Quality Level


fused silica


PLOT = Porous Layer Open Tubular




≤25-250 °C temperature (isothermal or programmed)

average thickness

30 μm


30 μm


gas chromatography (GC): suitable

L × I.D.

30 m × 0.53 mm

matrix active group

Carbon molecular sieve phase

Featured Industry

Chemicals and Industrial Polymers
Food and Beverages

column type

capillary PLOT

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General description

Carboxen® Adsorbent is ideally used for solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and does efficient extraction of small polar molecules from aqueous solution. Porous-layer open-tubular (PLOT) columns are a powerful tool used for analyzing fixed gases, light hydrocarbons and volatile solvents in gas chromatography method. They are mostly preferred over traditional packed columns.
Application: This column is ideal for the separation of many permanent gas components (such as helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, and carbon dioxide), and light hydrocarbons (C2-C3) in the same analysis. It is ideal for resolving formaldehyde/water/methanol (formalin) mixtures and monitoring impurities in ethylene. This column can be used with high flow rates and rapid temperature programs to ensure excellent, fast separations.
USP Code: None
  • Carbon molecular sieve
Temp. Limits:
  • Subambient to 250 °C (isothermal or programmed)

Legal Information

Carboxen is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Applications of Solid Phase Microextraction
Pawliszyn J.
Applications of Solid Phase Microextraction, 64-65 (1999)
Porous layer open-tubular capillary columns: preparations, applications and future directions.
Zhenghua Ji
Journal of Chromatography A, 842 (1), 115-142 (1999)
B D Page et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 873(1), 79-94 (2000-04-11)
The headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) efficiencies from vegetable oil of the recently available Carboxen-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) and divinylbenzene-Carboxen-PDMS fibres were found to be much greater than those of the PDMS fibre for a number of volatile contaminants. Using these Carboxen-based fibres...
Dawn M Chapman et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 52(17), 5431-5435 (2004-08-19)
A rapid and automated solid phase microextraction (SPME) stable isotope dilution gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for 2-methoxy-3-isobutylpyrazine (MIBP) quantification in red wine was developed. Wines with 30% (w/v) NaCl and 2-methoxy-(2)H(3)-3-isobutylpyrazine internal standard were sampled with a 2 cm...
Lucia Giordano et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1017(1-2), 141-149 (2003-10-31)
A new method was developed for the determination of 2-furfural (2-F) and 5-methylfurfural (5-MF), two products of Maillard reaction in vinegar, with head-space solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A divinylbenzene (DVB)/carboxen (CAR)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) fibre was used...
Separation of Methane; Acetylene; Carbon monoxide; Water; Nitrogen; Carbon dioxide; Ethane; Ethylene
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Protocol for GC Analysis of Permanent Gases and Light Hydrocarbons on Carboxen&reg -1006 PLOT
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