Agilent has broken new ground with the ongoing development of Ultra Inert flow path solutions that ensure reliability, higher sensitivity, accuracy, and reproducibility for labs that need to perform trace level analysis on very active compounds. These analyses can now be done with the utmost confidence because each lot of Agilent Inert Flow Path components are qualified using chromatographic QC tests to provide reliable, consistent inertness that spans the entire flow path.
Agilent Ultra Inert Liners contain deactivated glass wool to provide deactivation with no loss of sensitivity, and feature a pre-installed O-ring that has been pre-cleaned, conditioned, and non-stick plasma treated – shipped with our unique touchless packaging that allows quick and easy installation without risk of contamination.
Consumables provide the reliability your lab needs, while adding innovative functionality and performance to improve results. GC supplies designed for our Intuvo system take performance even further, removing operational limitations so you can re-imagine workflows, efficiencies, and outcomes.
Agilent Ultra Inert Gold Seals eliminate tiny leaks that can reduce system sensitivity, cause poor signal to noise ration, increase column bleed, and even shorten column lifetime. A metal injection molding process that provides a consistent, smooth surface, without ridges and grooves from a machined process. The seals are then polished and gold plated for smooth surface, and for greater convenience, are carefully packaged with the inlet seal washer.
Ferrules & Connectors
The proprietary design of Agilent UltiMetal Plus Flexible Metal ferrules lets you establish leak-free connections between columns and capillary flow technology (CFT) devices. Our metal ferrules also fix the problems of column breakage during installation, poor fit, and damage to the fitting experienced with other metal ferrules – providing an inert, easy-to-use solution for GC capillary column connections.
Foods and Flavors: Flow path inertness is the next frontier in food analysis and Agilent’s innovative solutions ensure a highly inert flow path, improving your ability to analyze difficult, active compounds at trace levels.
Environmental Testing: Agilent Ultra Inert flow path solutions help you achieve excellent peak shapes for problematic compounds – plus reliable quantitation at low levels, whether you’re quantifying pesticide residues in water, analyzing contaminants in soil, or measuring atmospheric impurities-environmental analysis.
Forensics: Agilent Ultra Inert solutions deliver the selectivity and sensitivity you need for excellent peak shapes and consistent recovery of low-level analytes in biological matrices.
Within the entire GC flow path, the GC column represents the majority of the surface area. Therefore, it is critical to select columns for your demanding applications that are optimized for sharp peak shape of chemically active compounds.
Agilent’s GC columns help lab analysts maintain the highest standards of performance. Columns designed for our Intuvo system deliver industry-leading technology with the highest inertness, lowest bleed levels and tightest column-to-column reproducibility.
Agilent J&W DB-WAX Ultra Inert columns offer greater inertness for a broad range of challenging polar compounds resulting in more accurate identification and low-level quantification compared to other column brands.
These improved line of columns, ideal for polar analytes, utilizes the same innovative inert process employed in the manufacture of the DB-WAX Ultra Inert Columns, and can withstand repeated temperature cycling to upper temperature limits of the columns.
Agilent J&W Ultra Inert DB-BAC1 and DB-BAC2 columns separate t-Butanol and n-Propanol from frequently encountered interferences in blood matrix. Their unique polarity provides excellent selectivity in GC/FID/FID analysis.
Intuvo 9000 GC System
The Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC system transforms the way users perform GC, opening new paths to higher productivity and better business outcomes. The Intuvo Inert flow path components provide reliable, consistent inertness that spans the entire flow path.
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TOOLS AND TIPS
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Tip: Optimize the Inlet
The velocity for sample compounds is slower at the front end of the GC flow path. As such, it is critical to optimize your GC inlet with the components with the most advanced deactivation to reduce band broadening or peak tailing due to active surfaces at the inlet:
Tip: Optimize GC Flow Path Connection Integrity
Eliminate leaks at connection points along the GC flowpath with with the latest deactivation and engineered components designed for consistently inert and leak free connections: