Gas chromatography is widely used for product quality control, analytical research, and safety testing relevant to key aspects of everyday life — from car production to chemical refining and pharmaceutical industrial use, to food and beverage sampling. No matter the application or segments, labs using gas chromatography look for reliability, accuracy and flexibility in and out of the lab.
In this eBook you will find a compilation of application notes outlining workflows for the PerkinElmer GC 2400 System as it can be utilized across many industries including food, pharma, oil and plastics. Read more on how you can optimize gas chromatography analysis in your lab.
Applications covered ...
GC-FID: Fast and Accurate Analysis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs) In Edible Oils and Food Products
The analysis of triacylglycerols by gas chromatography (GC) in their native state is challenging, largely due to their poor volatility and thermal decomposition. This application note reports the results from the analysis of FAMEs from edible oils performed with the PerkinElmer GC 2400 System showing fast analysis time and high reproducibility.
HS-GC-FID: Survey of Ethanol Content in Fermented Food and Drink
The sale of alcoholic beverages is regulated and taxed differently than non-alcoholic ones. Other food products, such as fruits and sauces, may also contain alcohol from natural fermentation. This application note will expand upon our high-throughput ethanol in food method, analyzing for alcohol content in a variety of beverages and foods.
GC-FID: Determination of Diethylene Glycol and Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol are considered toxic to human health and both are commonly present as impurities in propylene glycol. This application note shows the performance of the PerkinElmer GC 2400™ System with FID for the analysis of propylene glycol quality according to the updated USP monograph, while demonstrating 40% improvement to the required resolution.
GC-FID: Determination of Ethylene Glycol and Diethylene Glycol in Polyethylene Glycol 400 according to USP Monograph
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is one of the most popular polymeric materials with diverse industrial/biological/medical applications. This application note reports the results from the analysis of Ethylene Glycol and Diethylene Glycol in PEG 400 sample according to USP requirements performed with the PerkinElmer GC 2400 System equipped with a packed column injector and FID as detector, showing improved productivity and lab time optimization.
GC-FID: Determination of Cetyl Alcohol and Aliphatic Alcohol Impurities According to USP
Cetyl alcohol, a long-chain aliphatic alcohol is a common additive in foods, cosmetics, personal care products (e.g., lotions and creams), and industrial fuels. This application note shows the performance of the PerkinElmer GC 2400 System with FID for the analysis of residual impurities in cetyl alcohol according to the USP monograph, while offering enhanced compound resolution and highly repeatable injections.
GC-FID: Sensitive Routine Analysis of Commercial Flex Fuel Gasoline (E85) by ASTM Method D5501-20
The production of vehicles running high-ethanol-content gasoline blends, known as flex fuels, has increased. Before their use, flex fuels need to be analyzed to determine the amount of ethanol and methanol they contain, to assess product quality for determination of their final use. This application note shows the performance of the PerkinElmer GC 2400™ System for the analysis of E85 according to ASTM Method D5501.
GC-FID: Analysis of Residual Solvents and Monomers in Plastic
Different types of plastics are used for diverse applications, but all plastic manufacturing has a few common raw material needs, including monomers and solvents. Residual monomers and solvents can present health risks to end users or impact the performance of the final product. This application note details the PerkinElmer GC 2400 System with Flame Ionization Detector (FID) for the analysis of residual solvents and monomers in plastics.
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Introducing the GC 2400 Platform
This series of three videos showcases the GC 2400 Platform demonstrating how it provides smart, simple and sustainable solutions to enable the GC laboratory of the future. Supported areas include food, pharma, oil and plastics.
What is the Smart Behind Separations?
by Alessandro Baldi Talini, Director, Gas Chromatography Product Portfolio
The PerkinElmer GC 2400 Platform
Product video demonstrating how to achieve smart connectivity, simplified GC operations and a sustainable solution.
What is the Smart Behind Workflows?
by Miles Snow, Application Scientist GC