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miniGC App Note – Residual Solvents

Analysis of Residual Solvents standard in the miniGC miniGC Method Column MXT-624, 30 m, 0.25 mm ID, 1.40 µm (cat.# 70968-LUC25) Sample Injection Inj. Vol.: 1.0 µL split (split ratio 10:1) Liner: 4 mm low pressure drop precision inlet liner w/ wool (cat.# 23309) Inj. Temp.: 280 °C Oven Oven Temp.: Hold at 35 °C…
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miniGC App Note – Active Compounds (Xil-350)

Analysis of Active Compounds (Restek Test Mix Xil-350) in the miniGC Introduction This test mix is used to test activity in the flow path, from the injection port all the way through to the detector. If there are too many active sites in the system, the peak shapes will be poor. This particular set of…
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Take a day to talk Gas Chromatography (GC) with us

Join us on Friday, May 21, 2021 for a day of talking Gas Chromatography. LCGC is hosting a 4 day virtual symposium on GC, LC, Sample Prep, and Mass Spec. They have created a 4 day event with each day focused on a different analytical discipline with thought leaders in each field sharing their experiences…
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Where are you gonna be a week from today?

A week from today (Tuesday, March 30 at 2pm EDT), tune in to a live webcast put on by Cannabis Science & Technology from Prof. Kevin Schug of The University of Texas at Arlington to learn more about the chemical analysis of cannabis. He will discuss the applicability of Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid Chromatography (LC),…
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Come see us at Pittcon!

Although it’s a bummer we don’t get to see each other in person this year, we can at least share what we’re working on through our virtual booth at a virtual PittCon. Drop in and take a look at some of the latest from Lucidity including info on our miniGC and miniLC as well as…
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Analysis of Whiskeys by GC-FID

Daniel Iversen, R&D Chemist, Lucidity Introduction While spending time with my family over the holiday season, I was given a bottle of whiskey by my father-in-law, who boasted that it was a very fine bottle of whiskey and he paid top dollar for it.  This got me wondering if there was a way to tell…
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The new look of the miniLC!

Take look at the miniLC! We are just finishing the build of our latest round of miniLCs and getting ready to put them in the field! It has gotten smaller and sleeker while still performing similarly to traditional HPLC systems. It’s only 17 inches (43 cm) tall, 14 inches (36 cm) wide, and 20 inches…
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Get your miniGC preinstalled columns and accessories straight from Restek now!

We are very happy to announce that you can now get your miniGC columns and accessories straight from the Restek website. Whether you need to order a miniGC column preinstalled in a column holder and ready for use with your Lucidity miniGC or whether you need o-rings, liners, septa, tools, and more, you can now…
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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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