Can’t find the GC column you are looking for? Try using our Online Tools

So you just spent the last 15 minutes looking on the Restek website and just can’t seem to find exactly what you need. In this post, I will show you which Online Tools are available to help you find a GC column quickly and easily.

 

 

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GC Capillary Columns (WCOT* & PLOT**):

Scenario #1:  If looking for the product page of a Restek manufactured GC capillary column, and you already have the catalog number, simply type the number into the Search function (located at the top right of the www.restek.com homepage, and on most Restek web pages). When the search results appear, make sure you look under the “Products” tab.

Scenario #2:  If you don’t know the Restek catalog number, but you do know the phase and dimensions of the column, try using the Browse By Category filter located on the left side of the GC Columns page.  This will help narrow down your search. You can continue to use the Browse By Category filter to refine your search even further.

If you still cannot find the exact column, have the following information available when you contact us (technical service); column dimensions, phase (including film-thickness), instrument/make & model (so we can make sure it fits into your GC), GC detector to be used (to make sure the column’s internal diameter (ID) is appropriate), and tubing material (fused-silica or metal).

Scenario #3:  If looking for the Restek equivalent to another manufacturer’s column, review our GC Column Cross-Reference: Columns by Phase.  If you are uncomfortable trying to cross a column, email tech service the manufacturer’s catalog number and product description, and we will cross the column for you (if possible).

Scenario #4: If you aren’t sure which column you need, we have Restek’s Searchable Chromatogram Library to help you find an appropriate column based upon the many application chromatograms we have published on the website. For WCOT columns, we also have our exclusive EZGC Chromatogram Modeler to help you find the right column the first time.

* = Walled-Coated Open Tubular
** = Porous-Layer Open Tubular

 

 

Packed Column

 

GC Packed/Micropacked Column:

Scenario #1: If looking for the product page of a Restek manufactured GC packed or micropacked column, and you already have the catalog number, simply type the number into the Search function (located at the top right of the www.restek.com homepage, and on most Restek web pages). When the search results appear, make sure you look under the “Products” tab.

Scenario #2: If you don’t know the Restek catalog number, but you do know the packing and dimensions of the column, check out our Packed & Micropacked column web page. Just like with our capillary columns, we offer a Browse By Category filter. The first filter allows you to select “Packed Columns” or “Micropacked Columns”. Restek defines “Packed Columns” as those with 1/8 inch outside diameter or larger; we define “Micropacked Columns” as those with 1/16 inch OD and smaller.

Scenario #3: If you still don’t see what you need, just complete and submit our Custom Packed/Micropacked Column Request Form. You should also review Things to Consider Before Ordering a Packed Column to make sure you order everything you need in order to install and use your new packed/micropacked column.

Scenario #4: If you aren’t sure which column you need, we have Restek’s Searchable Chromatogram Library to help you find an appropriate column based upon the many application chromatograms we have published on the website. If you cannot find a chromatogram, send us your list of compounds, the make/model of your GC, the detector you will use, and any other relevant information to us (technical service).

 
Please note:  Unfortunately, we don’t have data for all compounds. If we do not have an application chromatogram for your compound(s) of interest, or if you are doing research & development work on a proprietary compound, you may want to read my previous post series on how to choose a GC column (links below).

How to choose the correct GC column – Part 1
How to choose the correct GC column – Part 2
How to choose the correct GC column – Part 3
How to choose the correct GC column – Part 4

 

Hopefully this post will help you find the GC column you need easily and quickly. I plan to expand the topic of Online Tools for other Restek product lines, so keep watching for new posts. Thanks for reading.

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