In the fast-paced world of scientific research and engineering, the need for accurate and efficient tools for sample analysis is paramount. Scientists and engineers are constantly on the lookout for innovative technologies that can streamline processes, provide reliable data, and accelerate decision-making.

The Polyarc® System, a groundbreaking tool designed for comprehensive reaction byproduct analysis, stands out as a game-changer in the field, offering unparalleled precision and efficiency.

The Polyarc® System Supercharges Your Lab
The Polyarc® System is tailored for scientists and engineers who demand precision in their analyses. Whether you’re quantifying impurities, measuring yields, or tracking carbon distribution in reaction products, the Polyarc® System empowers you with the data needed for informed decision-making and accelerated test results. By putting you in control, this revolutionary tool delivers precise data quantification, reduces calibration time, and limits reliance on standards, making it an indispensable asset in any laboratory.

How Does the Polyarc® System Work?
Understanding the functionality of the Polyarc® System is crucial to grasp its significance in the realm of analytical chemistry. Unlike traditional flame ionization detectors (FIDs), which require determining the response factor of each compound through calibration, the Polyarc® System takes a groundbreaking approach. It converts the carbon in compounds to methane, ensuring that all response factors per carbon are uniform.

This innovation means that with knowledge of the molecular formula of each compound, quantifying each one becomes achievable with a single internal/external standard. The result is a more efficient and streamlined process that eliminates the need for extensive calibration, a common bottleneck in traditional methods.

When all compounds become measurable, determining carbon percentage is simplified through the peak area percentage. Unknown carbon concentrations can be easily quantified, and mass concentrations can be derived from estimates of the C:heteroatom ratios, providing a comprehensive understanding of the reaction byproducts.

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Achieve Great Results with the Polyarc® System
To achieve outstanding results with the Polyarc® System, it’s essential to integrate it into a gas chromatograph (GC) equipped with a flame ionization detector (FID) and a suitable inlet (e.g., split/splitless, on-column, PTV). It’s worth noting that headspace sampling is not suitable, as it may lead to vapor-liquid equilibrium fractionation unless total evaporation techniques are employed.

The benefits of incorporating the Polyarc® System into your workflow are extensive:

1. Fast Analysis
The Polyarc® System enables swift and efficient analysis, saving valuable time in the laboratory. With its ability to provide accurate results without extensive calibration, scientists and engineers can focus on advancing their research and development efforts.

2. No Extensive Calibration
One of the significant advantages of the Polyarc® System is the elimination of the need for extensive calibration. Traditional methods often require time-consuming calibration processes for each compound, whereas the Polyarc® System simplifies this, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient workflow.

3. No Need for Expensive or Unavailable Standards
The Polyarc® System reduces dependence on expensive or hard-to-obtain standards. This not only saves costs but also ensures that laboratories are not hindered by the unavailability of specific standards, allowing for more flexibility in experimental design and execution.

4. Carbon Mass Balance Closure On-the-Fly
The ability to achieve carbon mass balance closure on-the-fly is a distinctive feature of the Polyarc® System. With area percentage equating to carbon percentage, scientists can gain real-time insights into the distribution of carbon in reaction products, facilitating more informed decision-making.

5. Quickly Determine Purity and Concentration(s) of Impurities
The Polyarc® System simplifies the determination of purity and concentration(s) of impurities. By correlating the area percentage of the target compound to carbon purity percentage, scientists can quickly assess the quality of their samples and identify any impurities present.

In the ever-evolving landscape of scientific research and engineering, tools like the Polyarc® System play a pivotal role in advancing analytical capabilities. By streamlining mass balance closure and offering a comprehensive solution for reaction byproduct analysis, the Polyarc® System empowers laboratories to achieve accurate results with unprecedented efficiency.

As we look to the future of analytical chemistry, innovations like the Polyarc® System are set to redefine the way scientists and engineers approach sample analysis. The ability to achieve precise data quantification, reduce calibration time, and eliminate the reliance on standards positions the Polyarc® System as a cornerstone technology for laboratories seeking to push the boundaries of knowledge and discovery. Embrace the power of the Polyarc® System and supercharge your lab towards a new era of scientific excellence.

To discuss the Polyarc System and learn how it can help generate the results you are after – schedule a call with Connor Beach, Technical Sales Engineer. He can provide additional information, answer your questions, and guide you in integrating the Polyarc System into your lab:

Connor Beach

Technical Sales Engineer

+1 612.444.3626