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What is the difference between Split and splitless injection?

Last Updated: 17th July, 2021

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In the split injection mode, only a fraction of the vaporized sample is transferred onto the head of the column. In the splitless injection mode, most of the vaporized sample is transferred to the head of the column.

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In this way, what is split injection?

Split injection with capillary gas chromatography (GC) has typically been used when analyzing neat or concentrated samples. Split injection involves introducing only a small portion of the sample to the GC column, mainly to avoid overloaded peaks that corrupt the separation efficiency of the column.

Subsequently, question is, what is pulsed splitless injection? An alternative way to overcome backflash is to reduce the volume of sample vapour which is created during the injection by increasing the pressure within the inlet, which constrains the expansion of the sample. This is known as 'pressure pulsed' injection.

Also, how does a split splitless injector work?

Split/splitless injector Splitless injection is carried out as follows: A sample is injected into a hot injector while the split exit is closed. The sample evaporates and is (almost) complly transferred onto the column. After some time (the splitless time) the splitter is opened.

What is split flow in GC?

The split ratio is calculated by dividing the column carrier gas flow rate into the split vent flow rate. For example, a 1:5 split ratio means that 5 times the amount of carrier gas is flowing out of the split vent in comparison with the column.

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