Micro Sample Collector (MSC)
The MSC is a very useful tool used to collect a small amount of liquids or paste-like materials that are difficult to pick up using tweezers.
The micro sample collector is a syringe-type sampling tool. Sampling is performed by touching or rubbing the sample with the coil at the tip of the MSC needle.
After sampling, depending on the sample collected, it can be introduced directly into the GC injector, the coil alone can be introduced into the pyrolyzer, or the components that are solvent-extracted from the micro coil can be introduced into the HPLC. It can be used as a pretreatment method depending on your analysis method.
It can be reused by cleaning the micro coil with a solvent. Even with a micro coil alone, sampling can be performed in the same manner as described above using tweezers having a sharp tip.
1. Easy sampling of powdered samples
The tip of the MSC is a micro coil (o.d.=0.3 mm, L=5 mm), which is retractable into the needle. By lightly touching or rubbing the material of interest with the coil, a sub-milligram of sample can be collected. If desired, by using tweezers, the micro coil alone can be used for sampling.
2. Simple analysis
The sample collected on the micro coil can be directly injected into GC if the sample is volatile, or the micro coil alone can be placed in a sample cup for pyrolysis if the sample is a polymeric material. Also a solvent extract from the micro coil can be analyzed by HPLC. The MSC is useful for other sample preparations required for your specific analytical purposes.
3. Low cost and disposable
The micro coil is disposable, but depending on analytical purposes it can be reused by cleaning with a solvent.
Polypropylene (syringe barrel), stainless steel (needle), deactivated stainless steel (micro coil)
Micro coil length 5 mm, outer diameter 0.3 mm
Pyrolyzer, GC from major manufacturers (with split/splitless inlet)