Spectrometry and Spectroscopy

Gas Chromatography – Combustion/Pyrolysis – Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC-C/Py-IRMS) system – Thermo Scientific Trace 1310 GC, Isolink II, ConFloIV, Delta V Plus IRMS

Trace1310 gas chromatograph, Isolink II, ConFlo IV, and a Delta V Plus IRMS.

Trace1310 gas chromatograph, Isolink II, ConFlo IV, and a Delta V Plus IRMS

This GC-IRMS system is configured to perform compound-specific isotope analysis of compounds that are separable via gas chromatography, and can measure either δ2H or δ13C.


  • Trace1310 GC
    • Split/Splitless (SSL) or Programmable Temperature Vaporizing (PTV) inlet
    • TriPlus RSH autosampler
    • Maximum oven temperature: 400°C
    • Ramp Rate: 0.1 – 125°C/min
    • Helium carrier gas
    • Column flow rate: 0.001 – 100mL/min
    • Split flow rate: 5 – 1250mL/min
    • Two columns available
      • Thermo Scientific TG-5ms – Length: 30m, ID: 0.25mm, Film: 0.25µm, 5% diphenyl /95% dimethyl polysiloxane stationary phase, maximum temp: 330°C
      • Agilent Technologies VF-200ms – Length: 60m, ID: 0.25mm, Film: 0.25µm, Trifluoropropyl stationary phase, maximum temp: 325°C
      • If your analysis requires a different type of column, please contact us to make arrangements.
  • Isolink II contains a combustion reactor and pyrolysis reactor for quantitative conversion of analytes to CO2 or H2 gas, respectively.
  • Delta V Plus IRMS
    • Five faraday collectors configured to measure stable isotopes of C, H, N, O
    • Upper mass limit of 96 amu, mass resolution of 110 at 10% peak height
    • Ideal sample mass of target compound is greater than 1000 ng



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Owen Cowling
Laboratory Manager
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(614) 284-4467