The Dynamic Duo is Here: Introducing a New Blood Alcohol Column Set!

*Cue theme music*

Although I generally don’t highlight specific products in the blogs I write, I’m going to break my pattern to introduce the new blood alcohol (BAC) column set. Over the past several months, I’ve had the great luck to be able to work closely with our team of polymer chemists and engineers throughout the development of these columns, and I was astounded by the level of control over polymer selectivity that they have. It’s as if they have their own bat cave of selectivity tools to use in the fight against coelution!

Using the tools at their disposal, our chemists redesigned both the BAC1 and the BAC2 columns. The new products are named the BAC Plus 1 and the BAC Plus 2 . I was pushing for “The Dynamic Duo”, but for some strange reason, that product name got shot down. But really, like the Batman and Robin, this column set consists of two parts that are very different from one another but work together very well. In this case, the goal is to get the highest level of separation between the relevant BAC compounds in the shortest amount of time. All of the compounds of interest for the BAC application are fully resolved from one another in less than two minutes, and peak shape for all compounds is great. With the combination of resolution, analysis time, and inertness, these columns have proven themselves to us as being the best in the industry. I think the figure to the right does the best job of telling the story.

I’ve said that these columns have proven themselves to us, but since we just introduced them today, I’m waiting with bated breath to hear how they work for you. If you are interested in purchasing these columns, please feel free to contact Restek’s customer service department. If you have any other questions, you can contact our tech service department, or me directly. And once you try them out, I’d love to hear any comments that anyone may have!

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