OPTIC-4 Pyro is special configuration of our OPTIC made for pyrolysis with a maximum temperature of 700 °C.
Analytical pyrolysis GCMS is used to introduce certain sample types to a gas chromatograph, which can only handle compounds in the semi-volatile range. These types include solids and high molecular-weight compounds. Pyrolysis GC-MS is also used to minimize sample preparation, or when analysis of a whole sample is desired. Applications for pyrolysis GC MS include forensics, paints, ink, art materials, polymers, adhesives, surfactants, and even microorganisms.
One of the benefits of pyrolysis GC MS is that sample preparation is usually minimal, consisting of trimming and weighing solid samples into a micro vial. Or, liquid samples can be delivered onto a micro vial using a microliter syringe. In both cases, the sample capacity is in the microgram or low milligram range.
The OPTIC-4 is lately used a lot for pyrolysis GC MS for microplastics as the sample handling is very easy and the OPTIC-4 Pyro version has a high end temperature.