SGE offers a comprehensive GC capillary column range for almost any chromatographic application, providing the best possible combination of Performance, Robustness, Reproducibility, Low Bleed and Inertness. Advanced technology ensures brilliant results every time.
Five Decades of Capillary Column Innovation
SGE has a long history developing and producing GC capillary columns, with SGE’s founder Ernest Dawes first being involved making glass capillary columns in 1959. That expertise has been built upon with the development of leading capabilities in glass technology, polymer synthesis, surface chemistry and production processes all combined with an intimate knowledge of chromatography.
SGE develops and synthesizes specialty polymers leading to SGE being the first, and often only, capillary chromatography company to offer many types of GC stationary phases. SGE was the first to introduce the now industry standard silarylene phases in 1987 with their improved thermal stability, as well as SolGel in 1999 and the carborane phases in 1987.
End to End Capillary Column Manufacture
SGE has long been a manufacturer of GC capillary columns with the complete technology capability to produce the finest capillary columns from beginning to end, including the special requirements of producing the fused silica capillary tubing.
This end to end manufacturing capability allows SGE to control the fabrication process precisely to produce the fi nest quality capillary columns available.
The individual technologies SGE employs in GC capillary column manufacture are:
• Drawing of the precision fused silica capillary tubing.
• Developing and synthesizing the specialty polymer stationary phases.
• Performing the specialty chemical treatment of the fused silica surface so that it is inert and compatible for the cross-linked stationary phase.
• Coating and cross-linking the polymer stationary phase.
• Quality testing of every completed capillary column to rigorous standards.
SGE GC Capillary Column Phase Cross Reference Table
Capillary Column to Replace
100% Dimethyl Polysiloxane
DB-1, HP-1, Ultra-1, SPB-1, CP-Sil 5CB, RSL-150, RSL-160, Rtx®-1, ZB-1, CB-1, OV®-1, PE-1, 007-1(MS), SP-2100, SE-30, RH-1, CC-1, CP-Sil 5CB MS, VF-1ms, Petrocol DH
Petrocol DH, DB-Petro
DB-HT Sim Dis, DB-2887, Rtx-2887, HP-1, Petrocol 2887, Petrocol EX2887
SolGel + 100% Dimethyl Polysiloxane
Unique highly inert phase
5% Phenyl Polysiloxane
DB-5, DB-5.625, Rtx-5, HP-5, Ultra-2, PTE-5, PB-5, MDN-5, CP-Sil 8CB, VB-5 & ZB-5
5% Phenyl Polysilphenylene-siloxane
DB-5, DB-5ms, HP-5, Ultra-2, Rtx®-5, Rtx-5Sil MS, Rtx 5MS, AT-5, AT-5MS, 007-5MS, SPB-5,CP-Sil 8CB, VF-5ms, RSL-200, CB-5, OV®-5, PE-5, 007-2(MPS-5), SE-52, SE-54, XTI-5, PTE-5, CC-5, RH-5ms, ZB-5
35% Phenyl Polysilphenylenesiloxane
DB-35, DB-35ms, Rtx-35, HP-35, HP-35MS, SPB-35, MDN-35, VB-50, ZB-35
DB-608, Rtx-35, SPB-608
50% Phenyl Polysilphenylenesiloxane
OV-17, SP-2250, DB-17ms, DB-17ht, Rtx-50, SPB-50, HP-50+, HP-17, VB-50/608, ZB-50
5% Phenyl Polycarborane-siloxane
MXT-1 SimDist, HT-SimDist, DistCB, MXT-500
8% Phenyl Polycarborane-siloxane
No equivalent, unique high temperature capillary column with special selectivity (standard for PCB)
50% Cyanopropylphenyl Polysiloxane
HP-225, DB-225, Rtx-225
14% Cyanopropylphenyl Polysiloxane
DB-1701, Rtx-1701, HP-1701, SPB-7, CP-Sil 19CB, VB-1701, ZB-1701
DB-624, HP-VOC, Rtx Volatiles, Rtx 624, VOCOL, VB-624, ZB-624
70% Cyanopropyl Polysilphenylenesiloxane
DB-23, CP-Sil 88, VF-23ms, SP-2330, SP-2380, Rtx®-2330, 007-23, AT-Silar, PE-23
90% Cynopropyl Polysilphenylenesiloxane
Unique highly polar phase
Polyethylene Glycol (TPA treated)
DB-FFAP, HP-FFAP, Stabilwax-DA, CP Wax 58CB, VB-FFAP, ZB-FFAP
DB-Wax, Rtx-Wax, Stabilwax, HP20M, HP-Wax, HP-INNOWax, Supelcowax-10, AT-Wax, Nukol, CP Wax 2CB, VB-WAX, ZB-WAX
SolGel + Polyethylene Glycol
Permethylated Beta Cyclodextrin