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Clarus SQ 8T GC/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

Our Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS offers unsurpassed sensitivity and unparalleled stability for identification and quantitation of volatile and semi-volatile compounds (VOC and SVOC). It's designed to deliver high throughput, rugged dependability, and great results. Plus, with our patented SMARTsource (for both EI and CI), maintenance is easy.

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Overview

Sensitivity. Stability. Versatility. Introducing the new Clarus® SQ 8 Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS). This world-class system delivers uncompromised performance with consistent ultra-trace detection limits consistenly and reliably – time after time.

The revolutionary Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS is engineered around the industry’s most sensitive, yet durable Clarifi detector and a unique SMARTsource(Simplified Maintenance And Removal Technology) that is easy to remove and clean – without tools. The Clarifi detector provides you with the flexibility to choose your ideal level of sensitivity and dynamic range, eliminates background noise and maximizes analyte signals. SMARTsource enables you to virtually reconfigure between EI and CI – simply and quickly.

Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS features the fastest conventional GC oven available – heating up or cooling down more rapidly than other competitive ovens. Plus, the system is driven by our sample-centric TurboMass software for ease-of-use from data collection to evaluation and reporting. Combine the Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS with our market-leading TurboMatrix sample handling, user-friendly software and world-class service for an integrated, complete analytical solution from a single source.

Specifications

Height 50.0 cm
Length 65.0 cm
Maximum Temperature 30 °C
Minimum Temperature 10 °C
Portable No
Product Brand Name Clarus
Product Group Clarus SQ 8T
Weight 50.0 kg
Width 32.0 cm

Configurations

System Configurations Clarus SQ 8S Clarus SQ 8T Clarus SQ 8C
Ionization Type(s) EI EI EI/CI
Signal to Noise Specification 650:1 1500:1 1500:1
Turbomolecular Pump Capacity 75 L/sec 255 L/sec 255 L/sec
Pump-Down Time < 5 mins < 3 mins < 3 mins
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Application Note

Analysis of 24 Polar and Non-Polar Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) Emissions from Stationary Source

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been recognized as a primary source of air pollution, and are known photochemical reaction precursors which facilitate the production of tropospheric, or ground-level, ozone. Ground-level ozone can have significant impacts on human health, and contributes to climate change throughout the world. VOC emissions from stationary sources, such as ducts, stacks and exhaust funnels in factories, refineries and mines, have been identified as significant contributors to air pollution and ground-level ozone formation. In this paper, a qualitative and quantitative method for the analysis of 24 polar and nonpolar VOCs was established using a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix ATD and a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS with electron ionization (EI) source. The method is simple, sensitive and efficient to comply with regulatory requirements.

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Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Solvent such as supercritical CO2, butane, propane, other hydrocarbons, water, or alcohol are used to extract out the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. In some cases, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain in the extracted material. This study will shows the analysis of residual solvents using pressure-balanced headspace (HS) sample introduction coupled with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Unambiguous separation of all compounds is obtained while maximizing sample throughput.

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Analysis of pollutants in groundwater as per European Union Directives

The European Union directives assist the member states to define the activities to be programmed and the objectives to be achieved. In this framework, the chemical analysis of the water system is the main activity to preserve the healthiness of the waterways through monitoring and detection of substances that are harmful to the environment and to the health of citizens.

This application shows this framework could be achieved with GC/MS analysis.

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Characterization of Hop Aroma Using GC/MS, Headspace Trap and Olfactory Port

Hops are a critical ingredient in beer. Aroma characterization of hops is complex; there are many compounds in hops that contribute to flavor. This application note describes a system that is able to provide both an objective chemical analysis of hop aroma using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and, at the same time, provide the means for the user to monitor the olfactory character of each component as it elutes from the chromatographic column. Such an approach allows the user to gain a fuller characterization of a particular hop sample.

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Clarifi Detector Product Note

PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS systems are designed around the cutting-edge Clarifi™ detector. Engineered using the latest electron multiplier technology, the Clarifi detector provides the greatest sensitivity (signal-to-noise) and the longest operational lifetime. Ions are efficiently converted into an electronic signal that is then processed by the TurboMass™ Data System to generate mass spectra. The unique design of the detector eliminates extraneous chemical and electrical noise while amplifying the analyte signal.

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Detection and Quantification of Formaldehyde by Derivatization with Pentafluorobenzylhydroxyl Amine in Pharmaceutical Excipients by Static Headspace GC/MS

Although considered pharmacologically inert, pharmaceutical excipients have been shown to interact with active drug substances to affect the safety and efficacy of drug products.Therefore, there is an increasing awareness of the necessity to understanding interactions between excipients and the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in finished dosage forms.

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Determination of 24 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Smoked Meat by ASE Extraction-GPC Purification Coupled with GC/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a class of complex compounds containing two or more benzene rings, are widely found in the environment and food. PAHs are formed during the incomplete combustion of organic matter, such as wood utilized in cooking and food preparation. They have attracted wide attention due to studies which have shown the teratogenicity and carcinogenicity of PAH compounds. For humans, food intake is one of the main sources of PAH exposure, and can be the result of contamination from anthropogenic sources, food processing or cooking practices.

In this paper, a validated method employing accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) and gel permeation chromatography (GPC), followed by solid phase extraction (SPE) on silica and analytical determination by GC/MS was applied for the detection of PAHs in smoked meat. The results demonstrate that the method is suitable for the simultaneous determination of 24 PAHs in smoked meat with good efficiency, accuracy and reproducibility.

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Determination of Chlorofluorocarbons and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons in Polyether Polyols by HS-GCMS

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are fully or partially halogenated paraffin hydrocarbons. CFCs, in the form of polyether polyol mixtures, have been widely used as blowing agents in the manufacture of rigid polyurethane foams (PU) used as insulation products. Owing to the contribution to ozone depletion, the manufacturing and use of CFCs and HCFCs have been phased out under the Montreal Protocol (1987), however, recent studies have found that atmospheric levels of CFCs are significantly higher than expected, suggesting that production and use of CFCs are still on-going. In this study, trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), chlorodifuoromethane (HCFC-22) and dichlorofluoroethane (HCFC-141b) in a polyether polyol matrix are investigated using a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS with a TurboMatrix HS-40. Instrument method parameters utilized in the study are presented herein, with detailed results demonstrating superior precision, linearity, sensitivity and recovery.

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Determination of Low Level SVOCs in Drinking Water Using the Liquid-Liquid Extraction and GC/MS Large Volume Injection Method

Semivolatile organic compounds are readily found in the environment, and pose a threat to human and animal health. As such, most nations have placed limits on the amount and types of SVOCs that can be released into the environment, owing to their difficult degradation and numerous sources. One of the most widely referenced methods for the analysis of SVOCs in environmental matrices is US EPA Method 8270D.

In this application note, results are presented from an analysis utilizing Method 8270D with a fast and simple single-step liquid-liquid extraction technique, followed by a large-volume direct injection of the extract into a PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS with a D-Swafer system for concentration, separation and quantification.

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Determination of Residual Solvents in Flexible Packaging According to EN 13628-2:2004

Food packaging plays a key role in food safety and public health therefore it must be carefully controlled. The Commission Regulation (EC No. 2023/2006) has made it mandatory to adopt a system of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to ensure a consistently high quality both in production and control process which includes the prohibition of any contacts between printed side of the package and the food inside.

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Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Wallpapers Using ATD-GCMS

Wallpaper is widely used throughout the world as an interior design choice that offers bright colors, rich designs and durability, all at an affordable price. Vinyl wallpaper has emerged as an especially durable choice over paper and non-woven varieties of wallpaper, however, its manufacturing poses many environmental concerns. When manufacturing wallpaper, a large amount of organic solvent is utilized in the treatment and printing processes. As a result, high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be present in the product, which pose an inhalation risk to humans. To identify potential levels of VOCs in wallpaper samples, a method was undertaken, targeting 35 volatile organic compounds using a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix™ 650 ATD and PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS, with results and methodology introduced in this study.

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Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Soils

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a series of compounds with boiling points from 50 to 250 degrees centigrade and are widely used as industrial chemicals/ solvents. Low concentrations of VOCs can have a significant impact on human health, as many are regarded as highly toxic, refractory and carcinogenic. The detection and determination of VOCs in the environment is of the upmost importance for both human and environmental health.

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Identification of VOCs in In-Vehicle Interior

Customer complaints of odors within a new car are rising with the increasing number of new car buyers. Although odors can be subjective, it is now well known that the new car smell is the result of chemicals emitted from the in-vehicle interior components such as the dashboard, interior panels, seat coverings, flooring materials, and so on. This application note describes a method for the automotive industry that provides a qualitative analysis and the olfactory character of each component using the TD-GC/MS-Olfactory Port.

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Meeting EU REACH Requirements using Chemical Ionization Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry

The EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation was adopted in 2006 with the aim of protecting human and environmental health, along with the competitiveness of the chemical industry within the European Economic Area. The regulation places responsibility for chemical product evaluation and compliance on manufactures and importers, as opposed to the government.

In this application note, a method utilizing a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/MS for the analysis of 4,4’-Methylenebis(2,6-di-tert-butylphenol), also known as Ethyl 702, is described. The method fulfills the REACH requirement by using the ammonia adduct ion to confirm the compound molecular weight. Improved analytical results were obtained using a mass flow control (MFC) mechanism for the regulation of the CI reagent gas flow.

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Method 8260C by Purge and Trap Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry using the Clarus SQ 8

This method outlines the analysis of volatile organic compounds in a variety of solid waste matrices including various air sampling trapping media, ground and surface water, soils, and sediments among others. The method requires not only demonstration of laboratory sample preparation and handling competence but instrument performance as well. The study presented here demonstrates the PerkinElmer® Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS with purge and trap sample introduction both meets and exceeds the performance criteria set out in method 8260C and describes the analytical results and instrumental methodology.

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Pesticide Residues Analysis by Clarus GC

This Application Note talks about pesticide residues analysis tested by Clarus 690 Gas Chromatograph

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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.

In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for polymers, plastics, rubbers and advanced materials. Discover how to put these applications to work for you simply and efficiently.

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Quantification of Rice Aroma

This application note describes the automated HS-GC/NPD technique applied to the analysis of various type of rice samples. This method was successful for the determination of a key aroma compound, 2AP, in rice sample with different varieties. The method showed in this study is rapid, convenient and requires little sample preparation making it an ideal analysis tool for aroma analysis of rices.

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Solid Phase Extraction and GC/MS Analysis of Melamine Adulteration in Dairy Products

In September 2008; melamine again made global headlines with contamination and adulteration of dairy products in China. This incident occurred about 18 months after melamine contamination of pet foods.

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The Determination of Low Level BTEX in Drinking Water

BTEX is a grouping of structurally similar volatile organic compounds including benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and the three xylene isomers. These compounds are known pollutants and are typically found near petroleum production and storage sites. BTEX are regulated toxic compounds while benzene is also an EPA target carcinogen. The investigation of these compounds, especially in drinking water at low levels, is critical to protect public health. This application note focuses on exceeding the current EPA detection limit requirement for BTEX while meeting and/or exceeding all other criteria in EPA method 524.2 for these analytes.

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Article

Optimization of EPA 325 for Fast, Accurate Monitoring of VOCs

This study will demonstrate how the GC instrumental parameters are optimized so that VOCs, in addition to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), can be analyzed on the same instrumentation enabling enhanced throughput and laboratory efficiency. It will also discuss the number of samples required by each refinery depending on its size, in addition to the distribution of sampling sites around the refinery.

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Brochure

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Whether your lab is well established or just starting up, having a single-source partner who can offer turnkey solutions that meet the current regulations is essential to a successful business. For years, we’ve worked with government and contract cannabis laboratories to develop industry-leading methods, technology, and exceptional return on investment. We help drive analytical standards and commit to ensuring your laboratory has maximum uptime. Learn about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses. Let us work with you to build an efficient workflow, so you can focus on growing your business and brand.

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Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics.

PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

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Interactive Brochure: From R&D to QA/QC

Innovation is the lifeblood of industrial polymer development – the push to improve materials or develop new ones infuses new life into the industry from R&D through to QA/QC. Manufacturers are continually challenged to ensure effective quality control and streamline processes while meeting stringent standards. Increasingly they must design for recycling and/or reuse in an ever more waste-adverse economy, keep a watchful eye on costs and stay ahead of the competition.

In response, we've gained years of experience developing a range of analytical capabilities to address a wide range of polymer analysis needs.

Download the interactive brochure to learn more about the most common challenges and our solutions in the market.

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Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle.

Our commitment to you: to provide a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of food processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

From instrumentation and software to consumables and reagents to service and support, we are dedicated to providing you with end-to-end solutions that ease your everyday challenges of automation, throughput, service, and time to results.

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TurboMatrix Headspace and Headspace Trap Samplers for GC

Headspace gas chromatography offers an efficient sample-preparation technique that can save both time and money in the analysis of VOCs in a number of matrices. Headspace sampling is a separation technique which allows for the extraction of headspace vapor from a sealed sample, with subsequent injection directly into a GC. The technique obviates the need for time consuming and expensive solvent extractions, while also reducing the potential for human error in sample extraction.

PerkinElmer's TurboMatrix Headspace (HS) and Headspace Trap samplers utilize an array of proven technologies to ensure they deliver outstanding precision in any application. Learn more about PerkinElmer's HS solutions for up to 110 vials by downloading this brochure.

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Ebook

Ensuring Compliance with VDA 278 Regulations

The coveted and well-recognized “new car smell” is often seen as an indicator of the age and cleanliness of a vehicle. However, what many consumers do not know is that this smell is a result of the off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in the vehicle’s leather, plastics and textiles. The Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), or German Association of the Automotive Industry, has developed a guidance document (VDA 278) outlining recommended testing to ensure levels of VOCs in vehicles do not pose a risk to human health.

This guidebook offers a comprehensive overview of the analytical techniques utilized in support of VDA 278 regulations, utilizing a PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS and TurboMatrix ATD for the quantification of VOC emissions in vehicle interiors.

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Palm Oil Analysis. Complete lab solutions from upstream to downstream

Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.

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Field Application Report

Polymer Degradation Mechanisms Using Pyrolysis-GC MS Field Application Report

This report shows an example of three general degradation processes. The analytical system consisted of a Clarus GC/MS interfaced with a Pyrolysis Autosampler. Samples are rapidly pyrolyzed, automatically introduced into the GC carrier stream

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Flyer

Qualitative Analysis of Evolved Gases in Switchgrass by TG-GC/MS

The hyphenation of TG-GC/MS is a powerful tool for quality control, safety, and product development. This Flyer discusses the utility of PerkinElmer TG-GC/MS with an example application – the identification of specific organic acids evolved during TGA analysis of switchgrass.

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Guide

Evolved Gas Analysis - Hyphenated Technology Guide

The needs for polymer, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food and beverage, and environmental analyses are constantly changing due to innovation demands and regulation changes.

Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) solutions combine multiple analytical technologies to empower speed and advanced information acquisition. Coupling Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) systems with other analytical systems such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy represents the most complete and advanced EGA solutions for gaining insights beyond decomposition of materials, by carrying out in-depth characterization of the evolved gases.

This comprehensive technology guide is your guide to understanding how hyphenation provides the insights - not just WHEN something has happened, but also WHAT happened.

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Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers And Plastics Poster

Poster summarizing solutions of thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy, chromatography and hyphenated techniques for polymers focused on providing more insight into product performance and process optimization that make easier

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Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics Poster

The Polymer Market consists of a huge diversity of manufacturers of industrial products running many different processes yet still facing similar challenges. There is more and more pressure to achieve high product quality and reduce costs in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Product Note

SMARTsource Product Note

The PerkinElmer Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS comes standard with SMARTsource™ (Simplified Maintenance And Removal Technology), the industry’s easiest source to remove, clean and reassemble. A simple twist of the SMARTsource allows users to completely remove the ion source and lenses of the MS system for maintenance. The source is easily removed from the front of the instrument—no covers to remove, no need to expose the quadrupole or detector systems to the external environment. Once removed, SMARTsource is the easiest source to return to peak performance.

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SMARTsource with Marathon Filament for Clarus SQ8 GC/MS Systems

Capable of both EI and CI ionization, the SMARTsource (Simplified Maintenance And Removal Technology) on the Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS has been designed for ultimate simplicity, flexibility and productivity. Switching sources can be done in a matter of seconds by simply twisting and pulling – no tools required,no wires to disconnect. Cleaning the source is equally easy and can be performed by the user. So even if you’re running tough matrices, you won’t be slowed down by time-consuming expensive source cleanings and replacements.

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TurboMatrix MultiPrep Product Note

With the new TurboMatrix MultiPrep+ and TurboMatrix MultiPrep autosamplers, PerkinElmer offers more choices than ever before to help you optimize the workflow of your gas chromatography instrument and maximize the throughput of your lab.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Technical Note

The Use of Hydrogen Carrier Gas for GC/MS

Helium, as a limited natural resource, is increasingly expensive and, in some regions, in

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White Paper

Better Air Quality for a Cleaner Environment

Based on EPA modeling, Method EPA 325 A/B will lead to a reduction of an estimated 52,000 tons per year of volatile organic compounds being emitted into the environment. In the face of this major new environmental standard, we can all breathe a bit easier knowing that PerkinElmer’s innovative technologies, operational effectiveness, and environmental expertise is available to help you become compliant.

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