Automatically generate eluent gradients to analyze from simple to complex carbohydrates by operating your Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system in Dual Eluent Generation Cartridge (Dual EGC) mode. The EGC cartridges in series with each other to generate the extremely reproducible and accurate KOH/KMSA eluent gradient to resolve mono, di- and oligosaccharides, as well as sialic acids.
The Dual EGC mode is a powerful Thermo Scientific Dionex "Just Add Water" electrolytic eluent generation technology. Making manual eluent preparation unnecessary, electrolytic eluent generation is a key feature of our Reagent-Free Ion Chromatography (RFIC) systems equipped with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS software.
The 1 mm format Thermo Scientific CarboPac columns for Dual EGC provide predictable, high-resolution separations of monosaccharides, disaccharides, sialic acids, and complex oligosaccharides.
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The Dual EGC Mode Cost Savings Calculator helps you estimate your yearly savings when running your Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system in Dual EGC mode rather than preparing eluents manually.
Dual EGC for carbohydrate analysis provides faster, easier start-up, cleaner eluents, less maintenance, and greater reproducibility.
|Eliminates manual preparation of eluents|
|Improves IC reproducibility|
|Maximizes instrument uptime, minimizes maintenance|
|Offers eluent gradient capabilities|
|Eliminates sodium acetate issues|
Dual EGC mode is available on the Dionex ICS-6000 HPIC system to support complex carbohydrate analysis. In Dual EGC mode, this RFIC-enabled system employs methanesulfonic acid (MSA) and potassium hydroxide (KOH) EGC cartridges, in series, to electrolytically generate potassium hydroxide/potassium methanesulfonate (KOH/KMSA) eluents. This operating mode is applicable to both capillary (0.4mm) and analytical (1.0mm) column formats.
For analytical (1mm format) operation — The Thermo Scientific Dionex EGC 400 (KOH and MSA) Eluent Generator Cartridges are designed to enable operation at flow rates between 20µL/min–200µL/min. The Dionex EGC 400 MSA cartridge is connected in series to a Dionex EGC 400 KOH cartridge to generate KOH/KMSA eluents up to a total concentration of 200mM at flow rates of 20–63µL/min, and up to 63mM at flow rates up to 200µL/min.
For capillary (0.4mm format) operation — A Dionex EGC-MSA (Capillary) Eluent Generator Cartridge is connected in series to a Dionex EGC-KOH (Capillary) Eluent Generator Cartridge to generate KOH/KMSA eluents up to a total concentration of 200mM at flow rates of 1–10µL/min, and up to 100mM at flow rates up to 20µL/min.
Data comparison: manual eluent preparation vs. Dual EGC mode eluent preparation (1mm and 0.4mm format)
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