Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 26(6), 687 (2010).

Rapid Temperature-Programmed Separation and Retention Prediction on a Novel Packed-Capillary Column in Gas Chromatography
Mitsuru INOUE,*,** Yoshihiro SAITO,* Ikuo UETA,* Tomoya MIURA,* Hironobu OHKITA,* Koji FUJIMURA,*** and Kiyokatsu JINNO*
*Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi 441-8580, Japan
**Okazaki Technical Senior High School, Okazaki 444-8555, Japan
***Shinwa Chemical Industries, Kyoto 612-8307, Japan
Novel packed-capillary columns for gas chromatography were developed with a thin-wall stainless-steel capillary of 1.0 mm i.d.; and rapid temperature-programmed separations have been carried out after a basic evaluation concerning the compatibility of these columns to the temperature program. With a numerical integration method, the retention of several test analytes during temperature-programmed elution was successfully estimated. In order to confirm the suitability of the packed-capillary columns to relatively fast temperature programming up to 40°C/min, theoretically predicted retention data were compared with that actually measured. The results suggested a good separation performance of the newly developed packed-capillary columns as a particle-packed column conventionally used. Also, the compatibility to a rapid temperature-programmed operation was quite satisfactory for almost all of the separations currently done in typical analytical laboratories.