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Is there a way to turn off the detector mid-run so that a solvent peak can be removed, while still getting peaks both before and after the solvent?

Question asked by rider.barnum on Aug 11, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2020 by rider.barnum

I'm decently familiar with Agilent's ChemStation software, but this is tricky. I'm developing a method for analyzing ethanol solvent impurities, and there's potentially 8 peaks. While a solvent delay works for testing everything after the solvent peak, my solvent is coming out at #3 of the 8 peaks. Is there a way to run the method and only turn off the detector for say between the 3-5 minute marks, so as to both observe all the impurities before/after the ethanol solvent without being drowned out by the solvent and to protect the MS detector from the solvent hit?

 

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