Hydroguard®-Treated MXT® Guard/Retention Gap Columns/Transfer Lines (,passivated stainless steel),
When transfer lines from purge-and-trap systems, air monitoring equipment, or other instruments carry condensed water vapor, deactivated column tubing quickly becomes active because of the creation of free silanol groups. These silanol groups adsorb active oxygenated compounds, such as alcohols and diols.
Restek chemists have addressed this concern and found a solution—Hydroguard® deactivated tubing. A unique deactivation chemistry creates a high-density surface that is not readily attacked by aggressive hydrolysis. The high-density surface coverage of the Hydroguard® deactivation layer effectively prevents water vapor from reaching the surface beneath. Use Hydroguard® tubing for connecting GCs to:
- Headspace analyzers.
- Air analysis equipment and concentrator units.
- Purge-and-trap systems.
*30- and 60-meter lengths are banded in 5-meter sections.
Recommendation: Cut 60 m guard columns into shorter lengths. Using full length may cause peak distortion.
Diameters greater than 0.10 mm are tested with the Grob test mix to ensure high inertness.