miniGC Columns

What columns can be used in the miniGC?

The beauty of the miniGC is that although it uses the proprietary column holder technology to allow the interchanging of GC columns like video game cartridges, it doesn’t require the use of proprietary, expensive consumables. Use any commonly available GC column (with very few limitations) and either install the column into Lucidity column holder yourself, or order it preinstalled on a column holder. You can also trim your columns as needed.

Any of the following types of columns will work in the miniGC

The following conditions outline what types of GC columns can be used in the miniGC.  It includes most types of commonly available columns.

UP TO 60M IN LENGTH (EXCEPT 0.53MM ID)

Any column up to 60m in length can be used except for larger diameter columns like 0.53mmID.  For 0.53mm ID columns, up to 30m columns can be used.

FUSED SILICA OR METAL CAPILLARY

You can choose from either fused silica or metal capillary columns to use in your miniGC.  Metal capillary columns are recommended due to their durability but either can be used.

ANY ID OR FILM THICKNESS

Any commonly available ID or film thickness of GC column can be used.

MUST BE WOUND TO SMALLER COIL DIAMETERS

The one unique thing about the columns is that they must be wound to smaller coil diameters, but these can be ordered as standard parts through Restek.  The metal capillary columns can be ordered in 3.5 inch coil diameter and the fused silica columns can be ordered in 4 inch coil diameter.

Order the way you want

Order columns the way that’s most convenient for you.  You can order pre-installed or uninstalled columns here on this site or you can order pre-installed or uninstalled columns directly from the Restek site.  And no matter how you order the prices are the same.  Our goal is not to make money off of you by re-selling you columns – our goal is to deliver high quality Restek columns to you the most efficient and economical way possible.

PRE-INSTALLED COLUMNS FROM RESTEK

Order Restek columns from Restek that are pre-installed in Lucidity miniGC Column Holders and ready to be used in the miniGC.

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UNINSTALLED COLUMNS FROM RESTEK

Order Restek columns from Restek that are wound in the correct winding diameter and with the right nuts and ferrules that can be installed in a Lucidity miniGC Column Holder.

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