Improved inertness for chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-type compounds. Highly selective alumina-based column, separates most CFCs. High retention and capacity for CFCs.
Each Rt®-Alumina BOND column is tested with a hydrocarbon test mix to ensure proper phase thickness and selectivity. 1,3-Butadiene is used to calculate k (capacity factor), which is a measure of phase thickness. Selectivity is measured using retention indices for propadiene and methyl acetylene. The resolution of trans-2-butene and 1-butene is also verified. To measure coating efficiency, plates per meter are checked using 1,3-butadiene. Extensive testing assures reproducible retention times and predictable flow behavior column-to-column.
The alumina adsorbent is ideal for retaining halogenated compounds, especially CFCs (chlorinated flourocarbons) like Freon® products. It offers high selectivity, allowing a wide range of CFC isomers to be resolved at above ambient temperatures. The Rt®-Alumina BOND/CFC column is thoroughly deactivated to reduce the reactivity of alumina. Even though there is still some residual reactivity for some mono- or di-substituted CFCs, the majority of these compounds can be accurately quantified from main stream processes or in impurity analyses.