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1 INTRODUCTION OF GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY PREPARED BY, MISS.RAJESHREE SUBHASH PATIL.Guided By,Dr. Rajesh J OswalProf. Sandip KshirsgarDEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICALCHEMISTRYJSPM’sCharak College of Pharmacy and Research,Gat No. 720/1 &2, Wagholi, Pune-Nagar Road, Pune
2 CONTENT INTRODUCTION ADVANTAGES OF GC DISADVANTAGES OF GC TYPE OF GC COLUMNS OF GC:- packed columnopen(capillary) columnCOLUMN SELECTION PARAMETERSGC BLOCK DIAGRAMSAMPLE FOR GCINSTRUMENTATIONDETECTORSCHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSISLIMITATION OF GCAPPLICATION OF GC
3 INTRODUCTIONGas chromatography is an instrumental method for the separation and identification of chemical compounds.GC is most widely used analytical technique in the world.Over 50 years in development2,000 instrument / yr25,000 in useWorldwise market > $ 1 billionGC is premier technique for separation and analysis of volatile compounds.gases, liquids, dissolved solids.Organic and inorganic materialsMW from 2 to > 1,000 DaltonGas chromatography - specifically gas-liquid chromatography - involves a sample being vaporized and injected onto the head of the chromatographic column. The sample is transported through the column by the flow of inert, gaseous mobile phase. The column itself contains a liquid stationary phase which is adsorbed onto the surface of an inert solid.
4 Have a look at this schematic diagram of a gas chromatograph:
5 ADVANTAGES OF GC Fast analysis Typically minutes (even sec.) Can be automatedSmall samples (µl or µg needed)High resolutionReliable, relatively simple and cheap(~$ 20,000)Non-destructiveAllows on-line coupling e.g. to MSSensitive detectors(easy ppm , often ppb)Highly accurate quantification(1.5% RSD)
6 DISADVANTAGES OF GC TYPES OF GC:- Limited to volatile samplesT of column limited to~ 380°cNeed Pvap of analyte ~60 torr at that TNot suitable for thermally labile samplessome samples may required intensive preparationSamples must be soluble and not react with the columnRequires spectroscopy(usually MS) to confirm the peak identity.TYPES OF GC:-GLC- gas liquid chromatographyStationary phase:- solidPrinciple is ADSORPTIONGSC- gas solid chromatography:Stationary phase:- immobilized liquidPrinciple is PARTITION
7 Columns can be short, large diameter packed column or long, very small diameter capillary columns. Each has its own use and associated advantages and disadvantages
10 PACKED GC COLUMN #Easy to make and use #Limited resolution(N<8,000) #Outside: solid tubing usually made of stainless steel-because of strengthglass when more inert substrate is needed# Inside : tightly packed with inert supportsolid supports should be inert and have high surface area.typically diatomaceous earth or fluorocarbon polymer#Stationary liquid phase is coated on the solid support- 3-10% by weight of the solid support
11 OPEN (CAPILLARY) COLUMN # Most common & efficient# High resolution (N>100,000)#Outside :solid tubing made from fused silica-inert , flexible, strong & easy to use# Inside :column is an open tube-very low resistance to flow-long length possible(L>100m)#Stationary phase is a thin, uniform liquid film coated on the wall of the tubing.
12 COLUMN SELECTION PARAMETERS # The critical parameters for GC column :-dimensions :internal diameter ,column length , film thickness-conditions : temperature , flow rate-composition –stationary phase composition, carrier gas#Given a sample, you will need to first choose the what stationary phase will work best-first pick the type of column ,then think about dimensions-conditions can be optimized for given column dimension#Choice of stationary phase is very important-it determines what kind of sample you can run-critical for packed columns ,but less so for OT columnsbecause of high efficiency
14 The injector, column oven and detector components of the Varian 3350 gas chromatograph are shown below.DetectorInjectorColumn in Oven
15 How a Gas Chromatography Machine Works First, a vaporized sample is injected onto the chromatographic column.Second, the sample moves through the column through the flow of inert gas.Third, the components are recorded as a sequence of peaks as they leave the columnSAMPLE FOR GCGases, liquids or solidsMolecular weight 2 to ~800Organic or inorganicSamples must be volatile
16 INSTRUMENTATION Theory A gas chromatograph consists of a flowing mobile phase, an injection port, a separation column containing the stationary phase, a detector, and a data recording system. The organic compounds are separated due to differences in their partitioning behavior between the mobile gas phase and the stationary phase in the column.Mobile Phase (Carrier gas)The carrier gas must be chemically inert. Commonly used gases include nitrogen, helium, argon, and carbon dioxide. The choice of carrier gas is often dependant upon the type of detector which is used. The carrier gas system also contains a molecular sieve to remove water an
17 FLOW REGULATORS & FLOW METERS CARRIER GAS**Hydrogen :- better thermal conductivityadvantage:- It reacts with unsaturated compounds & inflammable.** Helium :- excellent thermal conductivityIt is expensive** Nitrogen :- reduced sensitivityIt is inexpensive.FLOW REGULATORS & FLOW METERS** deliver the gas with uniform pressure / flow rate.** Flow Meters :- Rota meter & Soap bubble flow meter
18 Stationary PhaseThe most common stationary phases in gas-chromatography columns are polysiloxanes , which contain various substituent groups to change the polarity of the phase. The nonpolar end of the spectrum is polydimethyl siloxane , which can be made more polar by increasing the percentage of phenyl groups on the polymer. For very polar analytes , polyethylene glycol (a.k.a. carbowax ) is commonly used as the stationary phase. After the polymer coats the column wall or packing material, it is often cross-linked to increase the thermal stability of the stationary phase and prevent it from gradually bleeding out of the column.Small gaseous species can be separated by gas-solid chromatography. Gas-solid chromatography uses packed columns containing high-surface-area inorganic or polymer packing. The gaseous species are separated by their size, and retention due to adsorption on the packing material.
19 INJECTIONPORTThe sample to be analyzed is loaded at the injection port via a hypodermic syringe . The injection port is heated in order to volatilize the sample . Once in the gas phase, the sample is carried onto the column by the carrier gas, typically helium . The carrier gas is also called the mobile phase. Gas chromatographs are very sensitive instruments .Typically samples of one micro liter or less are injected on the column . These volumes can be further reduced by using what is called a split injection system in which a controlled fraction of the injected sample is carried away by a gas stream before entering the column.
20 DETECTORS Heart of the apparatus The requirements of an ideal detector are-*Applicability to wide range of samples*Rapidity*High sensitivity*Linearity*Response should be unaffected by temperature, flow rate…*Non destructive*Simple & inexpensive.
21 DIFFERENT DETECTORSdischarge ionization detector (DID), which uses a high-voltage electric discharge to produce ions.dry electrolytic conductivity detector (DELCD), which uses an air phase and high temperature (v. Coulsen ) to measure chlorinated compounds.electron capture detector (ECD), which uses a radioactive Beta particle (electron) source to measure the degree of electron capture.flame photometric detector (FPD)flame ionization detector (FID)Hall electrolytic conductivity detector (EICD)helium ionization detector (HID)Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector (NPD)Infrared Detector (IRD)mass selective detector (MSD)photo-ionization detector (PID)pulsed discharge ionization detector (PDD)thermal energy(conductivity) analyzer/detector (TEA/TCD)thermionic ionization detector (TID)
22 Flame Ionization Detector (FID) • Column effluent is passedthrough a H2-Air flame– Produces ions and electrons• Charged particles areaccelerated by voltage appliedbetween jet and collector– results in current (pA)• Number of ions depends onnumber of reduced (methylene)carbons in molecule– one molecule of ethane givestwice the signal of one molecule of methane– less sensitive for non-hydrocarbon groups– insensitive to H2O, CO2, SO2 and other noncombustibles• High sensitivity, good LDR (107) , low noise, destructive
23 Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD): • Element is electrically heated at constant power– Temperature depends on thermal conductivity ofsurrounding gas• Measure conductivity (resistance) with respectto a “reference”• Hydrogen and helium carrier gas providebest sensitivity– most thermally conductive– Organics are less so– when analyte comes off, filamenttemperature goes up, resistance goes down• Poorer sensitivity than FID, but more universal• Large LDR (105), non-destructive
24 Electron Capture Detector (ECD): • Carrier gas (and analyte) passesover β-emitter, resulting inionization and e- production• Produces current betweenelectrodes• In the presence of other compounds(especially halogens, etc.) electrons arecaptured, causing decrease in current• Most commonly used for halogenated organics (insecticides, etc.), small LDR (102)
25 CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS The number of components in a sample is determined by the number of peaks.The amount of a given component in a sample is determined by the area under the peaks.The identity of components can be determined by the given retention times.LIMITATION OF GCSample must be volatileDirty sample require clan upMust use another instrument(eg.MS) for confirmation of identitysome training /experience necessary
26 APPLICATION OF GCGC is capable of separating, detecting & partially characterizing the organic compounds, particularly when present in small quantities.# Qualitative analysis :- Rt & Rv are used for the identification & separation.# Checking the purity of a compound :- compare the chromatogram of the std. & that of the sample.#Quantitative analysis :- It is necessary to measure the peak area or peak height of each component.# Used for analysis of drugs & their metabolites.# Semi quantitative analysis of fatty acids.# Tentative identification of unknown compounds.
27 Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis • Qual.: Retention Index (Kovats Number)– Regardless of column, separation conditions, etc., define the retention index (RI)of a normal alkane as 100n, where n = # of aliphatic carbonsRI = 100n– RI for all other compounds willvary, depending on experimentalconditions, but RI for n-alkanesis fixed.– RI is related to retention time!– Useful for comparing multiplecomponents in a separation• Quant:– To a large degree, sensitivity is controlled by the detector, while selectivity iscontrolled by the separation conditions– Both need to work well to provide good accuracy and precision!
28 Two-dimensional GC • Coupled GC columns – “Heart-cut” or “Comprehensive”• Leads to improvedqualitative (ID) information