GC5

The highest-sensitivity GC-IRMS system

Elementar has developed the GC5 to deliver the highest performance GC-IRMS system for geochemical and forensic research.

Compound-specific isotope analysis provides a deep-level insight into many geochemical and forensic applications, and is considered to be a crucial technique for many laboratories. GC5 offers exceptional sensitivity for low concentration analytes, while maintaining chromatographic integrity for sample peaks during compound conversion.

Additionally, as a VAR partner of Agilent Technologies, Elementar has been able to equip the GC5 system to take full advantage of the market-leading Agilent 7890B GC system, meaning GC5 offers the highest sensitivity of any GC-IRMS system on the market.

  • Online measurement of δ13C, δ15N, δ2H and δ18O in compounds separated by capillary chromatography
  • Exceptional furnace tube longevity
  • Single-furnace chemistry for δ15N analysis offers simple measurement of amino acid samples
  • Automated O2 recharge for δ15N analysis to guarantee 100% quantitative conversion to N2
  • Agilent 7890B gas chromatograph with split/splitless, PTV or on-column injectors
  • Unique heart split mechanism allowing eluent to be switched between the onboard flame ionization detector and mass spectrometer
  • Fully compatible with Agilent microfluidic technology for flow splitting/Dean switching
  • Minimum downtime for GC-column and reaction tube exchange
  • Components of interest combusted in a quartz micro-bore furnace, which is designed to be rugged and inexpensive
  • High-temperature δ2H pyrolysis of compounds at 1,450°C