Hydrogen vs Helium for Gas Chromatography

For researchers who value time and increased sensitivity, hydrogen is a smart alternative

By Lab Manager

Historically, most gas chromatography labs have used helium as a carrier gas. Helium offers the benefits of being non-combustible, inert, and provides moderate speed of analysis. In contrast, Hydrogen is flammable, and may be reactive under specific conditions. However, it produces high-speed analysis and generates sharper peak shapes. 

 

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Published: February 4, 2019

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