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Application Note 060
Application note
Categories: Thermal desorption SPME Headspace sampling Application note

The complementary role of thermal desorption alongside other sample introduction technologies for GC

Application Note 060

Thermal desorption is one of the most versatile sampling preparation/introduction technologies available for gas chromatography (GC).

It plays a wide-ranging and complementary role to other GC sampling methods such as equilibrium headspace and purge-and-trap, and is often combined with such techniques during the final transfer of compounds to the analyser.

This application note provides a brief review of each of the main GC ‘front-end’ technologies and summarises the advantages, limitations and applications of each.

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