In the dynamic world of scientific research, achieving accurate and reliable quantitative analysis is the key to unlocking groundbreaking discoveries and innovations. Whether it’s in the fields of reaction engineering, catalysis, polymer science, green chemistry, or process design, precise data quantification plays a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of complex processes.

Traditional analytical methods often come with inherent limitations, such as time-consuming calibrations and the reliance on expensive standards. Fortunately, a revolutionary GC/FID add-on technology, the Polyarc® System, is transforming laboratories and redefining the way we approach quantitative analysis.

In this post, we will dig deeper into the Polyarc® System, understanding its power, benefits, and real-world applications, to enable scientists and engineers to achieve unparalleled accuracy and reliability in their quantitative analyses.

Enhancing Sample Analysis with the Polyarc® System
In the search for accurate sample analysis and data quantification, the Polyarc® System stands as a beacon of innovation, revolutionizing traditional approaches to achieve unparalleled precision. Fields like reaction engineering and catalysis, which necessitate extensive sample analysis, find a game-changing solution in the Polyarc® System.

Traditional Method Limitations and the Role of the Polyarc® System
Conventional analytical methods, such as flame ionization detectors (FIDs), have long required calibration for compound-specific response factors. This process is not only time-consuming but also prone to errors, leading to potential inaccuracies in the results. Moreover, the reliance on expensive or unavailable standards poses challenges, especially when dealing with novel reactions or unique compounds.

Enter the Polyarc® System, a transformative technology that efficiently converts analytes into the equivalent moles of methane with an astonishing efficiency of 99.9%. This groundbreaking approach normalizes the response factor per carbon, streamlining the quantification process like never before. Each peak area is equivalent to the analyte’s molar carbon concentration. Using this information, reaction yields and conversions can be quickly calculated even without knowledge of the compound’s chemical structure.

With the Polyarc® System, each compound’s mass concentration can be accurately quantified using a single internal or external standard, significantly reducing the need for expensive standards, and providing researchers with the freedom to explore a broader spectrum of compounds without limitations.

Benefits of Using the Polyarc® System
The Polyarc® System offers numerous advantages that not only enhance sample analysis but also elevate the data quantification process to unprecedented levels of accuracy and reliability:

Rapid Analysis: By eliminating the need for extensive compound-specific calibration, the Polyarc® System empowers researchers to achieve accelerated test results. This newfound efficiency allows scientists and engineers to focus their efforts on research and data interpretation, rather than being bogged down by time-consuming calibration procedures.

Overcoming Sensitivity Issues: A significant challenge in analytical chemistry has been the sensitivity issues associated with oxygenates and highly functionalized hydrocarbons. The Polyarc® System comes to the rescue by converting these compounds to methane, dramatically increasing sensitivity.

Carbon Mass Balance Closure: The Polyarc® System’s ability to facilitate on-the-fly carbon mass balance closure, where area percentage directly corresponds to carbon percentage, unlocks invaluable insights. Researchers can now quickly determine the purity of target compounds and quantify impurity concentrations with unparalleled ease.

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Real-World Applications of the Polyarc® System
The transformative impact of the Polyarc® System can be witnessed through real-world applications that exemplify the potential it holds for diverse scientific research:

Glucose Valorization Study: In a study focused on glucose valorization, the Polyarc® System played a pivotal role in precisely measuring carbon distribution within reaction products. This capability led to valuable insights into the hybrid mechanism involved in glucose valorization, opening new possibilities for optimizing reaction conditions.

Ketonization of Volatile Fatty Acids Study: Another notable application of the Polyarc® System was evaluating catalysts for the ketonization of volatile fatty acids derived from wet waste. Researchers successfully leveraged the Polyarc® System’s capabilities to accurately quantify and track cross-ketonization yields, leading to a comprehensive assessment of the catalysts’ performance.

Accurate and reliable quantitative analysis is the bedrock of scientific progress and innovation. The Polyarc® System emerges as a revolutionary technology, empowering scientists and engineers to achieve unparalleled precision and reliability in their quantitative GC-FID analyses.

Through its unique ability to convert carbon in compounds to methane and standardize response factors per carbon, the Polyarc® System offers a myriad of benefits, including rapid analysis, reduced calibration time, increased FID sensitivity, and on-the-fly carbon mass balance closure. The real-world applications of the Polyarc® System, such as analysis of new bio-renewable chemistries and rapidly screening catalyst performance, showcase its transformative impact on diverse scientific disciplines.

By embracing the Polyarc® System in your laboratory, you can unlock a world of accurate and reliable results in quantitative analysis, propelling your research forward and contributing to scientific progress and innovation. This powerful technology enables researchers to push the boundaries of knowledge, leading to a brighter future for our world.

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