VGA-100 Detector

All gas phase molecules absorb strongly in the vacuum ultraviolet region, yet application of VUV absorption technology to analytical detection and measurement has not been addressed…until now. The VGA-100 is a universal mass-sensitive gas chromatography detector that provides both qualitative and quantitative data. The strong absorption of gas phase molecules in the VUV provide excellent sensitivity, and the compound-specific absorption spectra provide unparalleled selectivity.

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VGA-101 Detector

The VGA-101 is the latest innovation in vacuum ultraviolet detection featuring an expanded wavelength spectrum and a higher allowable maximum operating temperature. An expanded wavelength spectrum of 120 – 430 nm provides unique selectivity for complex structures such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The ability to operate the VUV detector as high as 430 °C allows GCxGC analysis of high boiling point compounds.

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SVGA-100 Analyzer

The SVGA-100 is the world’s first streaming gas detector using vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy designed for the real-time analysis of bulk and specialty gases. The detector features a multi-port sample selection valve with inputs for up to four gases. Its software allows for quick toggling between samples (<1 sec), enabling rapid sampling and short analysis times. The SVGA-100 is a universal detector with unmatched compound selectivity that is designed for real-time qualitative and quantitative analysis with no need for prior chromatographic separation.

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If your current method is leaving you in the dark…shine a new light on it!
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VUV Spectroscopy Powered by VUVision Software

Intuitive Chromatography Software Written by Chromatographers for Chromatographers. VUVision software simplifies GC analysis by providing an intuitive interface for analyte characterization by VUV spectroscopy. VUVision delivers straightforward workflows for acquiring and processing data, resulting in high automation confidence and low-risk of analytical error. Learn More and Download the Software Brochure!

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  • GC-VUV delivers an automated method for monitoring pesticide residues in food, water, soil and tissue samples.

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  • Persistent organic contaminants in water, soils, sediments, and air can be unambiguously identified and quantitated using GC-VUV.

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    Environmental Science

  • GC-VUV easily differentiates flavor and fragrance isomers while providing their relative concentrations.

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    Flavors & Fragrances

  • Process impurity and product quality control testing is straightforward using GC-VUV automated analysis.

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    Food & Beverage Safety

  • GC-VUV offers forensics researchers a single platform for isomer differentiation, co-eluting analyte deconvolution, compound class characterization, and quantitative analysis.

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  • ASTM Method D8071 delivers complete and fully automated PIONA analysis in a single injection.

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    Fuels Refining

  • VUV spectroscopy can characterize water and solvent in API in the same run.

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    Life Science

  • GC-VUV provides unambiguous identification and quantitation of alternative medicine contaminants and adulterants.

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    Nutraceuticals & Alternative Medicine

  • VUV spectroscopy resolves product-related isomers and characterizes process impurities such as aldehydes, catalyst killers, and water all in the same run.

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  • Pharma VUV spectroscopy offers high sensitivity and unmatched selectivity for single run screening of API contaminants and Class 1–3 (and other) residual solvents.

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  • GC-VUV provides definitive characterization of chemical compounds and their precursors along with straightforward data processing workflows to eliminate guesswork.

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    Specialty Chemicals

  • VUV spectroscopy delivers a solution for real-time bulk and specialty gas monitoring, enabling improved process control.

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    Specialty Gas