e-Chronicle Newsletter

CSI E-Chronicle - August 2012

The e-chronicle is a bi-monthly publication from Chromatographic Specialties Inc. It showcases new products, suppliers, literature and news from across the chromatography industry. Click on the links below to be taken directly to that topic in the e-chronicle.






Optimize EXP® Nano Fittings

  • Rated to 20,000+ psi (1,400+ bar)
  • One piece ferrule design
  • Perfect for nano-scale UHPLC and UHPLC/MS
  • Auto-adjusting ZDV connection
  • Intended for many repeat uses...click here to read more.

Optimize replacement parts for the Dionex ICS-3000 and ICS-5000

  • OPTI-MAX - Cartridge Check Valves are designed to offer maximum performance and ease of use. The ball travel distance with the check valve is minimized to offer quicker seating and more accurate pump metering
  • OPTI-MAX PEEK Check Valve Replacement Cartridges are available with ceramic and ruby/sapphire ball and seat combinations
  • OPTI-SEAL Piston and Wash Seals are designed to be more resistant to abrasion and wear than standard polyethylene seals and can last up to seven times longer under most aqueous conditions.
  • Each Optimize Sapphire Rod is specifically cut in relation to the grain of the crystal lattice, yielding maximal resistance to breakage and superior wear characteristics. Attachment of the rod to the piston ferrule is performed through a proprietary process ensuring concentricity. This is an important, often overlooked parameter that has a direct effect on seal life.
Part Number Description OEM Number
M255802142 OPTI-MAX Check Valves Conversion Kit n/a
M255800613 Inlet (housing & cartridge) OEM# 045722
M255800612 Outlet (housing & cartridge) OEM# 045721
M105802004 Replacement Cartridges, 2pk n/a
M253604537 OPTI-Seal UHMW-PE Seals Piston Seal OEM# 064946
M253604538 Piston Seal, 10pk n/a
M253604539 Wash Seal OEM# 063382
M253604540 Wash Seal, 10pk n/a
M253404543 Sapphire Piston OEM# 062082

For more information about these products, contact our Technical Support team at 1-800-267-8103 or email tech@chromspec.com

Thomson Single Step Filter Vials - Extreme|FV

  • Filter vials made with multi-layered filtration
  • For easier filtration of particle laden samples
  • Large particles are removed by the pre-filters without plugging the final filter

Ideal for:

  • Bioreactor sampling
  • Waste water sampling
  • ...and all other turbid samples....click here to read more.

Restek Rtx®-DHA columns

  • Columns designed for ASTM Methods D6729, D6730, D6733, D5134 and D5501
  • Columns meet or exceed all ASTM and CAN/CGSB method guidelines
  • Excellent responses and peak symmetry for polar oxygenates
  • Guaranteed column-to-column reproducibility for efficinecy, peak skewness and low bleed    

Analytical columns used for DHA applications must exhibit high efficiency and exceptional inertness, especially for polar oxygenates in gasoline. Restek tests every Rtx®-DHA-100 column for retention, efficiency, stationary phase selectivity and bleed according to ASTM D6730....click here to read more.

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Optimize EXP®
Optimize Technologies' EXP® product family includes fittings, filters and packed-bed products which offer unparalleled convenience and ease of use through new patented and patent-pending innovations. This advanced system is the first design to provide reusable hand-tight connections and hand-tight cartridge replacement for UHPLC. These innovations significantly accelerate challenging UHPLC applications and reduce costly instrument downtime...click here to read more.

To order this publication, request Literature Code: O31


The Ham-Let Group specializes in the design, development, production and marketing of high quality instrumentation valves and fittings in a wide variety of materials for high pressure, temperature and vacuum applications. Their products are used around the world in a wide range of industries, including Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Food, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutcial and Defense....click here to read more about their range of valves and fittings.

To order this publication, request Literature Code: HA04.


Restek Replacement Parts for Agilent GCs
Restek Replacement Parts are designed to meet or even exceed GC manufacturers' already strict specifications and performance requirements. Chose from Sky™ inlet liners or the EZ Twist Top® injection ports, plus septa, vials and cool tools for use on your GC....click here to find out more

To order this publication, request Literature Code: RK20



Thomson Single Step® Filter Vials
Thomson has introduced a new vial to their range of Single Step Filter Vials - the Extreme|FV.

  • Single Step Extreme|FV Brochure - Literature Code: TI05 Click here to download a copy
  • Single Step Extreme|FV Quick Ethanol Analysis (for 0-10 hour testing) Application Note - Literature Code: TI07 Click here to download a copy
  • Single Step Extreme|FV Quick Ethanol Analysis (for 11+ hour testing) Application Note - Literature Code: TI08 Click here to download a copy


Hamilton Syringe Catalogue
Hamilton syringes have been developed using quality materials and skilled workmanship to ensure that their syringes consistently deliver the highest possible performance for reliable analysis.  The new catalogue will help you select the correct syringe for your application, while also providing detailed technical background information to help you understand the full functionalities and possibilities for your syringes.....click here to download a copy. Literature Code: H56


To order these and other publications, contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-267-8103 or email sales@chromspec.com and request the Literature Code.

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Trade up to Agilent BioHPLC Columns and Save 20%
Through till November 9, 2012 you can save 20% on eligible BioHPLC columns when you trade up from a competitor's column. Use promotion code 8848 when placing your order

Save 20% off AA, ICO-OES and MP-AES Supplies
Through till December 31, 2012 Agilent can help you get the most out of your budget by offering 20% off all Agilent AA, ICP-OES and MP-AES Supplies. Quote promotion code: 8840 when placing your order

Fast GC Column Promotion
Until December 31, 2012 purchase one GC column at your regular net price and receive another column of the same length FREE!

Buy a Restek USLC Column Kit and receive a FREE LC Accessory Kit
Until December 31, 2012 receive a FREE UltraShield UHPLC PreColumn Filter and ValvTool Wrench or receive a FREE Trident direct guard cartridge system, Replacement cap frits and ValvTool when you order a USLC Toolbox kit.

Save 25% on Agilent GC and HPLC CrossLab Products
Until December 31, 2012 receive 25% off CrossLab GC and HPLC products. Quote promotion code: 8806 when placing your order

Exclusive Offer - Receive up to 15% off Restek Air Monitoring Canisters and Accessories
Until September 30th 2012, Save 10% on quantities of 5-9 products and save 15% on quantities of 10+ products from the air monitoring range of products and accessories.

Click here to read more about these promotions

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Helium Shortage
If you are finding that you are being affected by the Helium shortage. Contact our Instrumentation Support team at 1-800-267-8103 or email instrum@chromspec.com for more information on coverting over to Hydrogen and Method Translation.

Agilent Seminars in Canada - How to Get The Most Out of Your LC or GC Instrument!
Join Agilent's technical experts, who will provide you with valuable information on how to speed up your analysis and maximize the resolution from your LC or GC. Whether or not you have an Agilent LC or GC, these seminars are designed to help you get the highest performance from your system.

Join Agilent for a half day for a single seminar, or the whole day for both LC and GC sessions. Registration is FREE and seating is limited. Click here to book your place today.

September 11, 2012
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September 25, 2012
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September 26, 2012
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Click here to read more about the seminars and locations details and click here to read the seminar abstracts

Attend one of the seminars and receive a 25% discount coupon that can be used against your next
purchase of any Agilent LC or GC column, 5 packs of SPE products and your most often used in GC or LC supplies*

*Some restrictions do apply. This information is subject to change without notice.
Coupon can not be combined with any other promotions or discounts.

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