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GC Columns Stationary Phase Applications Guide

Agilent Phase   Composition Polarity Approximate Temperature Range (C)  (Isothermal/Programmed)* Phases With Similar Selectivity 
General Applications
HP-1ms, DB-1ms, HP-1, DB-1 Amines, hydrocarbons, pesticides, PCBs, phenols, sulfur compounds, flavors and fragrances 100% Dimethylpolysiloxane Non-polar From -60 to 325/350 BP-1, SPB-1, CP-Sil 5, Rtx-1, OV-1, SE-30, 007-1, ZB-1
HP-5ms, DB-5, HP-5 Semivolatiles, alkaloids,drugs, FAMEs, halogenated compounds, pesticides, herbicides 5% Phenyl 95% dimethylpolysiloxane Non-polar From -60 to 325/350 SPB-5, XTI-5, Mtx-5, CP-Sil 8CB, SE-54, Rtx-5, BPX-5, MDN-5, Rtx-5ms, BP-5, ZB-5
DB-5ms Semivolatiles, alkaloids, drugs, FAMEs, halogenated compounds, pesticides, herbicides 5% Phenyl 95% dimethyl arylene siloxane   From -60 to 325/350 SPB-5, XTI-5, Mtx-5, CP-Sil 8CB, SE-54, Rtx-5, BPX-5, MDN-5, Rtx-5ms
DB-1301 Aroclors, alcohols, pesticides, VOCs 6% Cyanopropyl-phenyl 94% dimethyl polysiloxane Mid-polar From -20 to 280/300 Rtx-1301, Mtx-1301, CP-1301
DB-35, HP-35 CLP-pesticides, aroclors, pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse 35% Phenyl 65% dimethyl polysiloxane Mid-polar From 40 to 300/320 Rtx-35, SPB-35, AT-35, Sup-Herb, MDN-35, BPX-35
DB-35ms CLP-pesticides, aroclors, pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse 35% Phenyl
65% dimethyl arylene siloxane
From 50 to 340/360 Rtx-35, SPB-35, AT-35, Sup-Herb, MDN-35, BPX-35
DB-1701, DB-1701P Pesticides, herbicides, TMS sugars, aroclors 14% Cyanopropyl-phenyl 86% dimethyl polysiloxane Mid-polar From -20 to 280/300 SPB-1701, CP-Sil 19 CB, Rtx-1701, CB-1701, OV-1701, 007-1701, BPX-10
HP-50+, DB-17 Drugs, glycols, pesticides, steroids 50% Phenyl
50% dimethylpolysiloxane
Mid-polar From 40 to 280/300 Rtx-50, CP-Sil 19 CB, BPX-50, SP-2250
DB-17ms Drugs, glycols, pesticides, steroids 50% Phenyl
50% dimethyl arylene siloxane
From 40 to 320/340
HP-88 FAMES Approximately 88% Cyanopropyl arylene siloxane High From 0 to 260
DB-200 Residual solvents, pesticides, herbicides 35% Trifluoropropyl
65% dimethyl polysiloxane
Polar From 30 to 300/320 Rtx-200
DB-210 50% Trifluoropropyl
50% dimethyl polysiloxane
From 45 to 240/260
DB-225ms, DB-225 FAMEs, alditol acetates, neutral sterols 50% Cyanopropyl-phenyl
50% dimethyl polysiloxane
Polar From 40 to 220/240 SP-2330, CP-Sil 43 CB, OV-225, Rtx-225, BP-225, 007-225
HP-INNOWax Alcohols, free organic acids, solvents, essential oils, flavors and fragrances Polyethylene glycol Polar From 40 to 260/270 BP-20, 007-CW, CP-WAX 52 CB, Stabilwax, Supelcowax-10
DB-WAX Solvents, glycols, alcohols Polyethylene glycol Polar From 20 to 250/260 Rt-Wax
CAM Amines, basic compounds Polyethylene glycol-base modified Polar From 60 to 220/240 Carbowax Amine, Stabilwax-DB, CP-51 WAX
HP-FFAP, DB-FFAP Organic acids, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, acrylates Polyethylene glycol-acid modified Polar From 40 to 250 OV-351, SP-1000, Stabilwax-DA, 007-FFAP, Nukol
DB-23 FAMEs (requiring cis/trans resolution) 50% Cyanopropyl
50% dimethyl polysiloxane
Polar From 40 to 250/260 Rtx-2330, 007-23, SP-2330/2340/2380/2560
CycloSil-B Chiral compounds (general purpose) 30%-heptakis (2,3-di-O-methyl-6-O-t-butyl dimethylsilyl)-B-cyclodextrin  in DB-1701 Mid-polar From 35 to 260/280 LIPODEX C, Rt-BDEXm, B-DEX 110, B-DEX 120
HP-Chiral b Columns Chiral compounds (using a Nitrogen selective detector, NPD) beta-Cyclodextrin in phenyl-based stationary phase Mid-polar From 30 to 240/250 LIPODEX C, Rt-BDEXm, B-DEX 110, B-DEX 122
PLOT Column Applications
HP-PLOT Molesieve Permanent and noble gases. Argon and oxygen separation at 35C 5 molecular sieve zeolite From -60 to 300 Rt-Molesieve 13X, Molesieve 5
HP-PLOT Al2O3 KCl C1-C6 hydrocarbons in natural gas, refinery gas, fuel gas, synthetic gas, dienes Aluminum Oxide "KCl" deactivated Least polar From -60 to 200 AluminaPlot, Rt-Alumina,CP-Al2O3/KCl Plot
HP-PLOT Al2O3 S C1-C6 hydrocarbons in natural gas, refinery gas, fuel gas, synthetic gas, dienes Aluminum Oxide "Sodium Sulfate" deactivated Mid-polar From -60 to 200
GS-Alumina C1-C6 hydrocarbons in natural gas, refinery gas, fuel gas, synthetic gas, dienes Aluminum Oxide with proprietary deactivation Most polar From -60 to 200
HP-PLOT Q Hydrocarbons including isomers, CO2, methane, air/CO, water, polar solvents, sulfur compounds Polystyrene-divinylbenzene From -60 to 270/290 PoraPlot Q/S, Rt-Q, Supel-Q PLOT
HP-PLOT U C1 to C7 hydrocarbons, CO2, methane, air/CO, water, oxygenates, amines, solvents, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes Divinylbenzene/ethylene glycol dimethacrylate From -60 to 190 PoraPlot U
GS-GasPro C1 to C12 hydrocarbons, CO2, trace-level sulfurs, hydride gases, inorganic gases, halocarbons, SF6,  oxygen/nitrogen separation at 80C Proprietary, bonded silica-based From -80 to 260/300 CP-SilicaPLOT
GS-CarbonPLOT C1 to C5 hydrocarbons, CO2, air/CO, trace acetylene in ethylene, methane Bonded monolithic carbon layer From 0 to 360 CP-CarboBond
Specialty Phases - Environmental Applications
DB-624 6% Cyanopropyl-phenyl
94% dimethyl polysiloxane
Mid-polar From -20 to 260C Rtx-624, AT-624, SPB-624, CP-624, PE-624,007-624
DB-VRX Volatile Organic Compounds using MSD, ELCD/PID Proprietary phase Non-polar From -10 to 260C Rtx-VRX
DB-35ms CLP Pesticides, Chlorinated Herbicides, PCBs, 508.1 Pesticides 35% Phenyl
65% dimethyl arylene siloxane
Mid-polar From 50 to 340/360C MDN-35, BPX-35
DB-XLB (Confirmation Column) Proprietary phase Non-polar From 30 to 340/360C No equivalent
HP-5ms Semivolatiles by EPA Method 8270 5% Phenyl
95% dimethylpolysiloxane
Non-polar From -60 to 325/350C SPB-5, XTI-5, Mtx-5, CP-Sil 8CB, SE-54, Rtx-5, BPX-5, MDN-5, Rtx-5ms
DB-XLB PCB Congener Analysis (209 Congeners) CLP Pesticides, Chlorinated Herbicides, PCBs, 508.1 Pesticides Proprietary phase Non-polar From 30 to 340/360C
DB-TPH Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) testing Proprietary phase Non-polar From -10 to 290C
DB-MTBE MTBE in Soil and Water Proprietary phase Non-polar From 35 to 260/280
Other Specialty Phases
HP-Fast GC Residual Solvent Column Residual Solvents 6% Cyanopropyl-phenyl
94% dimethyl polysiloxane
Mid-polar From -20 to 260C
DB-ALC1 Blood Alcohol Testing Proprietary phase Mid-polar From 20 to 260/280C
DB-ALC2 Proprietary phase Mid-polar From 20 to 260/280C
HP-Blood Alcohol Column Proprietary phase From -60 to 270/290
*Temperature limits vary with column dimensions. Always confirm temperature limits prior to column use.