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This GC autosampler doesn’t require any screws…

The autosampler for the miniGC doesn’t require any screws. It is simply held in place by magnets to the top of the miniGC, so it (like the miniGC itself) can be installed in a matter of minutes. Once placed on top of the miniGC and roughly aligned with the injection port, it requires plugging a…
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Capsaicin in Peppers

by Dan Iversen, Lucidity R&D Scientist While doing inventory in the lab, I came across a vial of pure capsaicin. I wondered why we had capsaicin. Rather than throw it out, I decided to use it to know the level of capsaicin in the hot peppers that I eat. After a quick google search to…
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Using the Lucidity miniGC to Profile Edible Oils

Fatty Acid Analysis by GC FID of Common Cooking Oils Daniel Iversen, R&D Chemist, Lucidity Introduction Cooking oils are used in a variety of foodstuffs, and they are used for frying and baking.  Identification of the specific oils used in a process would be useful for health reasons and for cost savings.  This study uses…
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Using the Lucidity miniGC to analyze hand sanitizer

Study Performed by Dan Iversen, R&D Chemist, Lucidity (daniel.iversen@luciditysystems.com) Introduction Ethanol and isopropyl alcohol (IPA) are the main ingredients in hand sanitizers.  According to the World Health Organization, to be effective the labeled amount should be between 60% – 80%.  Above 80% alcohol proteins aren’t denatured easily in the absence of water. Other alcohols may…
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$1,000 per month to own a miniGC

We think everyone who needs a GC should be able to get one. That’s part of what’s driven us from the very beginning. To find a way to design analytical systems that can be afforded and operated by anyone, so that many more people can have access to well-understood powerful analytical techniques like Gas Chromatography.…
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Top Marks for the Lucidity miniGC

Nothing makes you feel better than when you get a good review from a customer. It’s what drives you as a company and as product developers. Hopefully you’ve made something good, something that people want, and something that people need. When we get a good review from a customer, we celebrate it, because that’s what…
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Wanna See the Lucidity miniGC in Action?

Nothing gives you a better feel for a system than actually running it. You can’t substitute pretty pictures or nice looking brochures for actually watching a system run. So, here you go. This is the Lucidity miniGC in action, in the middle of a run after injecting a GC-FID Check Standard with 3 compounds injected…
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Changing GC Columns Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

Sick of changing out columns the old-fashioned way? Nuts and ferrules driving you nuts? There’s an easier way. With the miniGC you can easily swap columns in and out of the system just like video game cartridges in a gaming console. Use any type of metal capillary column you want and order them preinstalled or…
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The Systems Are Ready!

Well, after a lot of hard work and many, many iterations in an attempt to create a system that stacks up well against the larger, more expensive conventional GCs, we have arrived! Our latest iteration on the miniGC is ready and we’ve begun placing these systems in the field. We’ve also generated quite a bit…
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What’s in this hemp?

We recently analyzed hemp oil extracted from hemp from a hemp grower. We first diluted approximately 0.1g of the viscous oil in 40mL of acetonitrile then put a portion of this diluted sample into a sample vial and placed it in the miniLC. We ran our standard cannabinoid method that had been calibrated using a…
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