Adding a Polyarc® Reactor or Jetanizer™ to your GC/FID instrument makes running Formaldehyde by Liquid Chromatography a thing of the past.

Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound, and its chemical properties make it an ideal candidate for gas chromatography. Unfortunately, the methods for Formaldehyde analysis call for sample manipulation and liquid chromatography. These LC methods were written thirty years ago, when GC/FID was not sensitive enough to meet screening levels. Advancements in reactor technology now make Formaldehyde by GC easy and accurate. Get low sensitivity without sample derivatization, by adding a Polyarc or Jetanizer to your system. See the data here for real laboratory studies on Formaldehyde and other analytes using GC/FID coupled with ARC Products.

Chromatogram of Formaldehyde and other VOCs by GC using the Jetanizer.

Experimental Conditions:
Inlet: 5:1 Split, 200°C
Oven: 40°C for 2 minutes
Ramp: 15°/min to 200° (hold 2 min)
Column: DB-1
Carrier Gas: Hydrogen, 5ml/min
Detector: Jetanizer at 400°C

Gas Chromatography with In Situ Catalytic Hydrogenolysis and Flame Ionization Detection for the Direct Measurement of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde in Challenging Matrices.
-Jim Luong, Dow Chemical Canada ULC

Polyarc Reactor versus FID-Only: Data Comparison for Formaldehyde and other VOCs.

Experimental Conditions:
Inlet: 100:1 Split, 250°C
Oven: 100°C for 2 minutes
Ramp: 10°/min to 140°
Column: DB-5
Carrier Gas: Helium, 2ml/min
Detector: Polyarc Reactor (FID 300°C)

Accurate Quantification of CO and CO2, Formamide, Formaldehyde, and Formic Acid using the Polyarc® Reactor
-Paul Dauenhauer, University of Minnesota


The Polyarc has enabled me to conveniently quantify low levels of formaldehyde with high level of repeatability. So far, I think it’s a very powerful analytical tool and greatly improves the performance/sensitivity of the FID for substances like formaldehyde which would rather be difficult or nearly impossible to quantify. The Polyarc reactor is the baby of my research.

Abubakar Yusuf Energy Technologies PhD Student, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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