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October 3, 2011



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 Featured News

Phenomenex Adds Phenyl-Hexyl Phase to Kinetex® Core-Shell HPLC/UHPLC Column Line
Kinetex Phenyl-Hexyl offers a unique selectivity for the separation of compounds that are difficult to resolve using traditional phenyl phases. The new Phenyl-Hexyl columns complement the existing Kinetex phases and are especially effective for resolving aromatic hydrocarbons such as tricyclic antidepressants and explosives.
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SCION SQ and TQ – The Gas Chromatographer‘s Detectors From Bruker
The SCION GC-MS Series sets a new industry standard for GC-MS. The SCION series is designed to be simple to use, incredibly sensitive, and deliver robust and reliable performance. All this comes complete in a space saving package that makes upgrading to new level of performance a simple and cost effective process.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Pipet Filler
The S1 Pipet Filler features a volume range of 1 to 100 ml and a large backlit LCD display with battery-charge and speed-set indicators so users can confirm – at a glance – whether there is enough power to complete the current run. A lithium-ion battery provides 15 hours of continuous use and recharges in half the time of other commercially available models.
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Microfluidic expert launches versatile pump solution offering increased user flexibility
Operating over a wide pressure range of up to 10bar, the Mitos P-Pump Remote is the latest addition to Dolomite’s Mitos P-Pump range featuring an innovative pneumatic fitting which allows users to simply attach Dolomite Remote Chambers or custom chambers with a push-click action reducing downtime between experiments.
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 Featured Products

 Intelligent Evaporation from Heidolph

The Heidolph rotary evaporators of the Hei-VAP series are forming the ideal basis for intelligent evaporation in your laboratory. They are suitable for all standard distillations, for complex applications as well as for automated distillations.

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AirClean® Systems AC4000-Series Laminar Flow Clean Benches upgrade to dual-wall design.

AirClean® Systems, a world leader in ductless laboratory enclosures, has upgraded all AC4000-Series horizontal laminar flow clean benches to a new dual-wall design, providing a convenient space for the mounting of service fixtures and electrical outlets.

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 Featured Questions and Discussions

Detector issues
Working with a PerkinElmer series 200 UV/Vis detector. Detector cycles thru external control and external stop - stopping the run prematurely. Why is the external stop occuring and how to address that.
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Speedfuge SFG12K
Need operator or service manual info.
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Turbo pump issues
After a power outage, my vacuum on turbo pump 1 stays in accelerating mode and never goes to ready. How do I diagnose and repair the fault?
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High detection of TOC
I am using Shimadzu TOC-Vcsn as TOC analyzer. However, recently I found one problem which was measurement of DI water, expected conc. was less than 0.2 mg/L, was measured much higher than expectating value. Sometime, I got 50 mg/L as a mean value. I tried to change the ctalyst, but the result was the same as before. I have no idea, what is wrong in this machine...
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