Today’s demanding GC and GC/MS applications have pushed the boundaries of GC column phase technology. Features like improved inertness, robustness and low-bleed chemistries are now necessary to meet the needs for lower detection limits and faster analysis time that GC analysts requires. While recent improvements in traditional phenylmethylpolysiloxane phases have occurred, very little had been done with another important group of GC columns, polyethylene glycol columns, also known as WAX columns. Since the introduction of DB-WAX Ultra Inert a few years ago, Agilent have also recently introduced new WAX columns, DB-FATWAX UI and DB-HeavyWAX, that are designed to meet the demands of today’s labs.
Presenter: Gustavo Serrano-Izaguirre (Global Product Manager - GC Columns, Agilent Technologies, Inc.)
Gustavo Serrano is the GC Columns Product Manager at Agilent Technologies in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Gustavo has a broad background in GC technologies, including experience as an R&D scientist and Product Manager at Sigma-Aldrich/Supelco, where he worked on the development and commercialization of novel GC stationary phases. He has also published extensively in the fields of portable micro GC systems, GC columns and micro thermal modulators for GC×GC applications. Gustavo holds a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Indiana – Bloomington.