CHROMATOGRAPHY, Vol. 35 (2014), No. 1, pp. 41-48
Focusing Review
Narrow Bore Packed Column Designed for Capillary Gas Chromatograph
Ikuo Ueta1, Yoshihiro Saito2
1Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Yamanashi, 4-3-11 Takeda, Kofu 400-8511, Japan
2Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi 441-8580, Japan
A narrow-bore packed column (packed-capillary column) that designed for a direct installation in conventional capillary gas chromatographic (GC) system had been developed. In this column, particulate sorbents that employed in typical GC packed columns were packed into a stainless-steel capillary of 1.0 mm i.d. By attaching a pair of stainless-steel capillaries of 1.27 mm o.d. at both ends of the column, the packed-capillary column can be directly installed into the conventional capillary GC system. In this article, fundamental of the packed-capillary column developed by our research group is mainly reviewed, along with the various applications, such as column switching analysis and evaluation of catalytic property based on the determinations of CO and CO2.
Keywords: Packed-capillary column, Micro-packed column, Capillary gas chromatography.
Received: 17 January 2014
Accepted: 6 February 2014