Gas Chromatography (GC) Systems

Customize your gas chromatography

Thermo Scientific Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Systems offer modularity, enabling you to customize your GC and GC-MS experiments and find the best fit for your laboratory workflows. Thermo Scientific TRACE 1300 and Thermo Scientific TRACE 1310 Gas Chromatographs offer innovative solutions for routine, high-throughput labs as well as gas chromatographers involved in research and method development. The Thermo Scientific Exactive GC Orbitrap MS System and Q Exactive GC Orbitrap MS System offer an unprecedented level of performance in both quantitative and qualitative GC-MS. Our robust Thermo Scientific ISQ 7000 Single Quadrupole GC-MS System enables specificity and confidence of mass spectral data for a wide range of GC applications and methodologies, while the productive yet reliable Thermo Scientific TSQ 9000 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS System is the gold standard for sensitive and specific quantitation of target compounds.

Our GC analyzers can be used in a variety of applications, including environmental and industrial, oil and gas, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and forensic and toxicology. The unique modular design of our GC systems offers simplified maintenance, with reduced downtime and high flexibility to adapt to evolving analytical needs.

Browse our complete gas chromatography portfolio below, or let one of our experts help you tailor a selection specific to your GC applications and workflow needs.


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What is a GC workflow?

The complete GC workflow involves sample preparation, sample injection and separation on a gas chromatographic column, analyte detection, and ultimately, GC or GC-MS data analysis. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers instruments, detectors, autosamplers, and software to enable you to build your GC workflow here.

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GC Autosamplers

Modern GC Autosamplers allow for unattended liquid or headspace sample injection into the GC column, increasing the sample throughput and delivering better injection repeatability compared to manual operation. Robotic autosamplers like the Thermo Scientific TriPlus RSH, enable a higher level of automation and versatility, offering a range of sampling techniques spanning liquid, static and dynamic headspace, and SPME, as well as sample preparation capability like dilutions, additions, and derivatization functions.

Instant Connect GC injectors

GC Injectors

Our instant connect injectors offer maximum flexibility and performance to meet all types of routine and research analytical needs. The unique modular design allows to swap injector modules in less than two minutes, maximizing instrument uptime during maintenance, offering a cost-saving back up in the lab and facilitating troubleshooting.

Instant Connect GC detectors

GC Detectors

Our “Instant Connect” injectors and detectors redefine flexibility and usability in GC and GC-MS analysis. This unique capability can also enable continuous operation or dramatically reduce maintenance downtime—just replace dirty units with clean backups and be back to running samples again in a few minutes.

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Gas Chromatography Columns

Featuring high temperature stability, low bleed and long lifetimes, our proven GC columns range from polar to non-polar to specialty GC columns for a multitude of GC or GC-MS applications.

Orbitrap GC-MS

Orbitrap GC-MS

Experience an unprecedented level of quantitative and qualitative GC-MS performance easily and routinely with Thermo Scientific Orbitrap GC-MS systems. Go beyond what’s possible in your lab and redefine the frontiers of GC-MS analysis

Single Quadrupole GC-MS

Add the specificity and confidence of mass spectral data to a wide range of GC applications and methodologies with a Thermo Scientific single quadrupole mass spectrometer. This robust, easy-to-use system ensures laboratory productivity.

Triple Quadrupole GC-MS

Use the gold standard for sensitive, specific quantitation of target compounds. This Thermo Scientific Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS system combines superb sensitivity and selectivity with outstanding productivity and reliability.

Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS

Get the performance of high-sensitivity, high-resolution magnetic sector mass spectrometry in a simple, easy-to-use package with a Thermo Scientific DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS system.

GC Software

GC Software

Discover why our Chromeleon Data Systems offer is the all-in-one solution for chromatography instrument control and integration with other systems.

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GC Autosamplers

Modern GC Autosamplers allow for unattended liquid or headspace sample injection into the GC column, increasing the sample throughput and delivering better injection repeatability compared to manual operation. Robotic autosamplers like the Thermo Scientific TriPlus RSH, enable a higher level of automation and versatility, offering a range of sampling techniques spanning liquid, static and dynamic headspace, and SPME, as well as sample preparation capability like dilutions, additions, and derivatization functions.

Instant Connect GC injectors

GC Injectors

Our instant connect injectors offer maximum flexibility and performance to meet all types of routine and research analytical needs. The unique modular design allows to swap injector modules in less than two minutes, maximizing instrument uptime during maintenance, offering a cost-saving back up in the lab and facilitating troubleshooting.

Instant Connect GC detectors

GC Detectors

Our “Instant Connect” injectors and detectors redefine flexibility and usability in GC and GC-MS analysis. This unique capability can also enable continuous operation or dramatically reduce maintenance downtime—just replace dirty units with clean backups and be back to running samples again in a few minutes.

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Gas Chromatography Columns

Featuring high temperature stability, low bleed and long lifetimes, our proven GC columns range from polar to non-polar to specialty GC columns for a multitude of GC or GC-MS applications.

Orbitrap GC-MS

Orbitrap GC-MS

Experience an unprecedented level of quantitative and qualitative GC-MS performance easily and routinely with Thermo Scientific Orbitrap GC-MS systems. Go beyond what’s possible in your lab and redefine the frontiers of GC-MS analysis

Single Quadrupole GC-MS

Add the specificity and confidence of mass spectral data to a wide range of GC applications and methodologies with a Thermo Scientific single quadrupole mass spectrometer. This robust, easy-to-use system ensures laboratory productivity.

Triple Quadrupole GC-MS

Use the gold standard for sensitive, specific quantitation of target compounds. This Thermo Scientific Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS system combines superb sensitivity and selectivity with outstanding productivity and reliability.

Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS

Get the performance of high-sensitivity, high-resolution magnetic sector mass spectrometry in a simple, easy-to-use package with a Thermo Scientific DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS system.

GC Software

GC Software

Discover why our Chromeleon Data Systems offer is the all-in-one solution for chromatography instrument control and integration with other systems.


Learn how our GC Systems have been used in applications

Food and beverage applications

The vital job of characterizing food properties in today’s modern laboratory—from pesticide residues analysis, mycotoxin analysis, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to food labeling—helps ensure high-quality and safe food products and consumer confidence. Thermo Scientific GC-MS systems provide you with complete end-to-end food analysis workflow solutions.

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Oil and gas applications

Find out how the TRACE 1310 Gas Chromatograph, Instant Connect ECD, Instant Connect SSL Injector, and Chromeleon CDS software are used in gas chromatography to assess the purity, composition, and impurities in petroleum products such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, refined oils, and other samples.

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Environmental and industrial applications

Use the TRACE 1300 and TRACE 1310 to maintain compliance with safety regulations such as the EPA and FDA for volatiles, semi-volatiles, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), herbicides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and dioxins.

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Pharmaceutical applications

Uphold the highest standards with our GC autosamplers and GC detectors for residual solvents, basic drugs, small chiral molecules, methods following specific monographs, and measurement of extractables and leachables.

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Forensic and toxicology applications

GC-MS and HRAM GC-MS for targeted and non-targeted screening of illicit chemicals in biological fluids, for drugs of abuse (DoA) assessment, and doping control testing. Determination of alcohol intoxication in blood in agreement with local “impaired driving” regulations.

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Food and beverage applications

The vital job of characterizing food properties in today’s modern laboratory—from pesticide residues analysis, mycotoxin analysis, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to food labeling—helps ensure high-quality and safe food products and consumer confidence. Thermo Scientific GC-MS systems provide you with complete end-to-end food analysis workflow solutions.

Learn more

Oil and gas applications

Find out how the TRACE 1310 Gas Chromatograph, Instant Connect ECD, Instant Connect SSL Injector, and Chromeleon CDS software are used in gas chromatography to assess the purity, composition, and impurities in petroleum products such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, refined oils, and other samples.

Learn more

Environmental and industrial applications

Use the TRACE 1300 and TRACE 1310 to maintain compliance with safety regulations such as the EPA and FDA for volatiles, semi-volatiles, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), herbicides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and dioxins.

Learn more

Pharmaceutical applications

Uphold the highest standards with our GC autosamplers and GC detectors for residual solvents, basic drugs, small chiral molecules, methods following specific monographs, and measurement of extractables and leachables.

Learn more

Forensic and toxicology applications

GC-MS and HRAM GC-MS for targeted and non-targeted screening of illicit chemicals in biological fluids, for drugs of abuse (DoA) assessment, and doping control testing. Determination of alcohol intoxication in blood in agreement with local “impaired driving” regulations.

Learn more

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Learn about the benefits and features of the TRACE 1300 Series Gas Chromatograph.