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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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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 650:1 800:1 800:1
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

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.1 Therefore, there is an increasing awareness of the necessity to understanding interactions between excipients and the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in finished dosage forms. One of the areas of major concern is the potential chemical interaction between impurities in the excipient with the drug molecules, leading to formation of reaction products. Even trace amounts of reactive impurities can cause significant drug stability problems as the quantity of excipients in a formulation often far exceeds that of an API on a weight and molar basis. Trace amounts of reaction products can then easily exceed 0.2% qualification thresholds for a degradation in many drug products. Formaldehyde present in excipients has been implicated in the degradation of several drug products where it can form adducts with primary and/or secondary amine groups.2 It has also been reported that formaldehyde can induce cross-linking in gelatin capsules causing an adverse effect on in-vitro dissolution rates of drugs. Because of the extremely high reactivity of aldehydes, a timely evaluation of their presence in excipients during formulation design is essential to avoid unexpected drug stability problems in later stages of product development.

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

U.S. EPA Method 8260C – Volatile,Organic Compounds (VOCs) by Gas,Chromatography Mass Spectrometry,(GC/MS) is one of the most common,environmental applications for GC/MS.,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.

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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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Article

Optimization of Method EPA 325 for Monitoring of VOCs Around Oil Refinery Fencelines

This study will demonstrate how the GC instrumental parameters

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Brochure

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Learn more about our various testing methods and applications for cannabis analyses by reading through our Cannabis Testing brochure.

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TurboMatrix Headspace and Headspace Trap Samplers for GC Brochure

Headspace Gas Chromatography—for applications involving the solvent-free extraction of volatile compounds, it’s an unsurpassed technique, eliminating the time-consuming steps and risk of human error associated with other GC sample-preparation methods.

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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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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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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

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