Carboxen®-1010 PLOT Capillary GC Column

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

Carboxen® 1010 PLOT Column, 30m x 0.53mm
EC Number:

Quality Level


fused silica


ASTM® D3612-96


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 highly efficient extraction of small polar molecules from aqueous solution. Porous-layer open-tubular (PLOT) columns are a powerful tool employed in gas chromatography during analysis of fixed gases, light hydrocarbons and volatile solvents. They are mostly preferred over traditional packed columns.
Application: This column is ideal for the separation of all major components in permanent gas (helium, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, and carbon dioxide) and light hydrocarbons (C2-C3) in the same analysis. It is the only column commercially available that is able to separate all major components in permanent gas. This column can also separate oxygen from nitrogen at subambient temperatures.
USP Code: None
  • Carbon molecular sieve
Temp. Limits:
  • Subambient to 250 °C (isothermal or programmed)

Legal Information

ASTM is a registered trademark of American Society for Testing and Materials
Carboxen is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is the film thickness of the Carboxen-1010 PLOT Capillary GC Column, Product 25467?

    The film thickness for this column is 30um.  The term "film" is somewhat of a misnomer because it is actually a layer of solid carboxen particles adhered to the fused silica tubing.

  4. What types of compounds would be suitable for analysis on the Carboxen-1010 PLOT Capillary GC Column, Product 25467?

    This column is designed for the analysis of permanent gases and light hydrocarbons up to a maximum of 3 carbon units.

  5. Is the Carboxen 1010 PLOT column, Product 25467, GC/MS compatible?

    Yes, the particles are very strongly adhered to the surface of the column and would be compatible with mass spec detection.

  6. Is this product a packed column?

    This is packing material only; it is not a column. Some endusers will purchase this bottle of packing and prepare their own packed columns.

  7. How can I purchase a column that is packed with this material?

    Most packed column are custom made and require that you obtain a quotation. Please contact our Customer & Sales Services group at phone number (800)-247-6628, fax number (800)-447-3044 or email for additional information.

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