I could really use some help. Im running an aliphatic hydrocarbon standard(straight alkane chain C9-C36) on my GC FID 5890. I have a new RTx-5 column which all of a sudden is displaying peak tailing on the early eluting hydrocarbons. The later eluting peaks C30- C36 are crisp and tight. My email is email@example.com. Can anyone email me with some tips on how to eliminate peak tailing?
By Anonymous on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 12:56 am:
1.You need reinstall the column, more tailing peak for the early eluting peaks always due to column poor installation.
2. decrease the sample volume by increasing the split ratio or you can try to decrease the initial column temperature.
By PPG on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 08:11 am:
Anyway it is an injection problem.
I agree with omar your column may be cut when you installed it inside the injector, or is not cut in a good way