Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph/mass selective detector (GC/MSD)
General Description: A gas chromatograph is a chemical analysis instrument for separating chemicals in a complex sample. A gas chromatograph uses a flow-through narrow tube known as the column, through which different chemical constituents of a sample pass in a gas stream (carrier gas) at different rates depending on their various chemical and physical properties and their interaction with a specific column filling, called the stationary phase. As the chemicals exit the end of the column, they are detected and identified electronically. The function of the stationary phase in the column is to separate different components, causing each one to exit the column at a different times. Other parameters that can be used to alter the order or time of retention are the carrier gas flow rate, column length and the temperat
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The Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph
All the elements for perfect chemistry.
Step up to a higher level of GC reliability, productivity and confidence. Adding an exciting new chapter to a 40-year history of GC leadership, Agilent’s new 7890A flagship GC gives you everything you need to take your lab to the next level of GC and GC/MS performance, including advanced separation capabilities, powerful new productivity features and real-time self-monitoring instrument intelligence. Plus, of course, legendary Agilent reliability.
The new Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph brings important new separation capabilities and productivity features to the industry- leading Agilent GC platform.
Agilent Performance and Reliability
5th-generation electronic pneumatics control (EPC) and digital electronics set a new benchmark for retention time locking (RTL) precision and help make the 7890A Agilent’s most dependable GC ever.
Faster oven cool down, robust backflush capability, advanced automation features and faster GC/MS oven ramps let you get more done in less time, at the lowest possible cost per sample—all easily incorporated into your existing method.
Expanded Chromatographic Capabilities
Highly flexible EPC design enables even more sophisticated hydrocarbon analyses. An optional 3rd detector (TCD) can speed up complex gas analyses, and allows more types of analyses to be run on a single GC.
Powerful, chromatographer-friendly software simplifies method setup and system operation, and minimizes training time. Practical, time-saving design features speed up and simplify routine maintenance.
The heart of performance.
The combination of precise pneumatics and GC column oven temperature control leads to outstanding retention time repeatability, the basis for all chromatographic measurement.
Agilent 240 Ion Trap GC/MS
Redrawing the boundaries of performance and flexibility
Agilent’s 240 Ion Trap GC/MS gives you unmatched full scan sensitivity, while letting you choose from a range of advanced ionization and scanning techniques to enhance selectivity and detection limits. This leading-edge instrument also features MS/MS and MSn capabilities, which reduce matrix influences and provide more detailed structural information.
Together with Agilent’s 7890A GC System, the 240 Ion Trap GC/MS delivers the reliability you expect from an industry leader. Its outstanding combination of analytical performance and simple, robust hardware makes it a valuable tool that fits your laboratory’s needs.
With sub-picogram full scan detection… MS/MS capabilities… and the capacity to perform EI and CI in the same run, Agilent’s 240 Ion Trap GC/MS puts you in complete control of your analysis.
The most comprehensive GC/MS tool set, matched by none
- Unparalleled EI full scan detection at sub-picogram levels with reliable quantitation and identification over a wide range of concentrations
- Internal and external ionization configurations
- The ultimate selectivity of MS/MS in all configurations and ionization modes
- High-sensitivity internal PCI delivers comparable sensitivity to EI using liquid or gas reagents
- Automatic switching between fully optimized EI and CI is possible during the same run in internal mode, and between runs in external mode
A simple, reliable path to greater productivity in your lab
The “sourceless” internal ionization configuration increases system reliability, while the pulsed external ionization configuration ensures clean, low-maintenance operation month after month. Dual filaments in each mode extend your uptime and productivity.
Superior GC/MS performance starts with the world’s best GC
MS and MS/MS selectivity is a powerful tool for complex matrix analysis; however, its full value cannot be realized without accurate, robust operation of the GC inlet and column. As sample complexity increases and detection levels decrease, chromatographic performance becomes even more critical.
Agilent’s 7890A GC delivers consistently efficient separations for your most difficult analyses
This highly reliable system maintains sample fidelity by ensuring an inert sample path without carryover. It is designed to give you:
- Exact sample introduction for small and large injection volumes without mass discrimination
- Precise separations without the retention time shifts caused by altered selectivity from matrix artifacts
Obtain reliable quantitative data in full scan with today’s ion trap technology
The triple resonance scan function of Agilent’s 240 Ion Trap GC/MS enables the most efficient ion motion (trapping and ejection), while allowing enhanced charge capacity. This enables you to achieve reliable detection at trace levels and across a wide concentration range.
The instrument’s high sensitivity also allows you to use novel, online sample preparation and introduction techniques – such as solid phase micro extraction (SPME) and in-tube extraction (ITEX) – to simplify and speed up your analysis. Applications include:
- Trace-level identification and detection of contaminants in environmental samples
- Contaminants and natural components in foods and beverages
- Banned components in consumer goods
- General materials testing, and more
In addition, the 240 Ion Trap GC/MS holds tune and calibration for months, and readily meets QA/QC regulations for dynamic range, precision, accuracy, detection levels, and application-specific tuning.
Generate solid qualitative data by combining ion trap sensitivity with spectral library searching
The Agilent 240 Ion Trap GC/MS allows you to take advantage of commercial and user-generated libraries to facilitate identification from trace levels to high
Agilent’s 240 Ion Trap GC/MS is available in internal and external ionization configurations with an easy upgrade path to the other configuration – plus low-cost upgrades for CI and MS/MS. This broad choice of ionization and scanning modes increases your options for information-rich detection.
- Low-maintenance, “sourceless” design
- Superior EI full scan sensitivity
- Unmatched PCI sensitivity with liquid and gas reagents
- Simple operation and maintenance
- The ability to perform EI and CI in the same run
- MS/MS upgradeable
- A novel, external ionization source
- Excellent EI full scan sensitivity
- NCI, PCI, and hybrid CI options
- Pulsed, self-cleaning source (EI and CI)
- Optimized, automated EI/CI switching between runs
- MS/MS upgradeable
Low-pressure chemical ionization (CI) capabilities increase sensitivity by 100 fold
With the Agilent 240 Ion Trap GC/MS, you can broaden your identification of compounds by effortlessly switching to low-pressure CI in internal configuration – even during a single run. This allows you to:
- Achieve 50x-100x CI sensitivity, compared to external ionization MS systems using high-pressure sources
- Increase analyte selectivity and reduce background noise
- Reduce costs and extend the range of available soft-to-hard CI reagents
- Increase safety and convenience by eliminating gas cylinders
Agilent 7693A Series Automatic Liquid Sampler
A powerful combinationof productivity and flexibility
It is no surprise that GC and GC/MS precision begins with the autosampler. What can be a surprise is what an autosampler can do for your analyses. With over 50 years of GC leadership, Agilent builds on basic injections to provide innovative autosampler capabilities, delivering useful method performance enhancements.
Agilent’s 7693A Automatic Liquid Sampler (ALS) takes advantage of today’s latest technology to deliver even greater reliability, performance, and flexibility. It provides sample preparation capabilities and a wide range of injection techniques for a wide range of sample types.
Whether you have hundreds of samples to analyze, or just a few, the 7693A system gives you sample handling and injection capabilities that are best in class.
Enhanced performance and productivity
From small-volume injection, to large-volume injection, to multi-layer sampling, the 7693A system can help you process samples more quickly—and get better data, too.
Agilent’s dual simultaneous injection feature saves time by doubling your sample throughput. And our fast-injection technology minimizes needle discrimination and sample degradation. It also ensures the best possible peak shape, while maximizing the accuracy of your results.
No built-in autosampler can match the flexibility you get with the 7693A ALS. The system’s modular design work seamlessly with 6890N, 7820, 7890, and Intuvo 9000 GC systems.
What’s more, the 7693A system adapts easily to your lab’s changing needs. For example, you could start with a basic injector equipped with a 16-sample turret; later, you could add a second injector, a 150-sample tray, and a vial Heater/Mixer/Bar Code Reader.
The self-aligning “plug and play” injector mounts in seconds without tools, and can easily be moved from one inlet to another—or transferred between GCs when workloads change. Its lightweight, removable design also permits easy inlet maintenance.
In addition, greater solvent capacity ( >20 mL), plus the ability to load up to 150 samples, means longer unattended operation. Solvent-saver mode will increase your capacity even more. And built-in Agilent reliability gives you the confidence to run the system day and night with minimal operator attention—and without the need for calibration or adjustment.
*6890A/7820A requires optional controller.
Sample capacity to meet any requirement
With its expanded 16-vial turret, the 7693A’s standard configuration provides up to 8 hours of analysis. Need more capacity? The 150-vial tray is up to the task.
Active fingers hold each vial by its sides for greater flexibility in handling a wider range of vials and caps. Sensors also detect whether or not a vial has been grasped
A choice of injection modes
Agilent’s fast injection enhances chromatographic results by ensuring minimal needle discrimination and sample decomposition. Plunger speed can be precisely regulated, enabling true optimization for large volume injections or challenging applications.
Heater/Mixer/Bar Code Reader
An optional Heater/Mixer/Bar Code Reader and second injector can be used to prepare highly viscous or slightly soluble samples, as well as for dilution, mixing, derivatization and bar-coded sample tracking. All functions are controlled via easy-to-use software.
Next sample overlap support
Decrease your analysis time and increase throughput by performing pre-run rinses and picking up the next sample before the current run is complete.
Modular design for easy service and support Should service be required, repair options include returning the system to Agilent for quick exchange or repair. Onsite repair is also available, depending on your lab’s needs.
Three modular sections suit your current—and evolving—needs
Automates the analyses of up to
sixteen samples with a capacity for two solvent bottles and one waste bottle. When combined with the vial tray, the injection tower can hold ten solvent
vials and five waste vials, as well as three sample vial transfer positions— giving the system unprecedented sample handling flexibility.
This unique vial handling system uses three separate 50-vial racks for a total capacity of 150 samples. A full tray heater/cooler is also available, along with a separately supplied recirculating temperature bath.
Heater/Mixer/ Bar Code Reader
To give you even more sample handling capabilities, an optional module allows heating, mixing and bar code reading of samples immediately prior to injection.
In addition, our new Bar Code Label Printing Bundle lets you print easy- to-read bar code labels right from a spreadsheet or database—minimizing typos and ensuring accurate Sample
ID and tracking. The bundle comes complete with printer, software, templates, and labels.
PRE-INJECTION SAMPLE HANDLING SAVES STEPS, BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY
In addition to conventional and fast injection modes, the 7693A system offers pre-injection sample handling capabilities that can further enhance your lab’s flexibility, productivity, and performance. Ideal for routine sample handling in a wide range of industries and applications—including forensics, food and environmental analysis—this can eliminate or minimize separate sample prep work, saving both time and resources.
The addition of a second injection tower, optional Heater/Mixer/ Bar Code Reader and easy-to-use Agilent software gives you the flexibility to optimize for performance, cost-efficiency, or unique analytical requirements. For example, you can add a derivatization agent—or heat the sample vial, add a second solvent, mix it and inject into the system—all automatically!
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