Selecting a GC column can seem like a daunting task, it may seem like there are a never ending number of phase chemistries or an inordinate number of column geometry options. This short article will provide some quick rules to help select the correct column for each application. Furthermore, selecting a detector based on the analytes and analysis type can afford more specificity, therefore, we will consider some of the most common detectors used in GC.
This article was written by Dr. Dawn Watson (Technical Expert, Crawford Scientific)