Go Direct® Mini GC

Go Direct® Mini GC

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Go Direct® Mini GC

$2,499.00

Teach students chromatography with an affordable, portable gas chromatograph that detects polar and nonpolar compounds. With the easy-to-use Go Direct Mini GC, free experiments from the included e-book, and the free Vernier Instrumental Analysis™ app, students can separate, analyze, and identify substances contained in a volatile liquid or gaseous sample. Go Direct Mini GC uses Bluetooth® wireless technology or USB to connect to your device. 

Go Direct® Mini GC is available March 2020
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Teach students chromatography with an affordable, portable gas chromatograph that detects polar and nonpolar compounds. With the easy-to-use Go Direct Mini GC and the free Vernier Instrumental Analysis™ app, students can separate, analyze, and identify substances contained in a volatile liquid or gaseous sample. 

Go Direct Mini GC can connect via Bluetooth® wireless technology or wired via USB to your device, providing an opportunity for you to choose the solution best for your laboratory. 

Developed with Seacoast Science, Go Direct Mini GC uses an efficient, software-controlled internal pump system. This design allows the Go Direct Mini GC to use room air as the carrier gas, so there is no need to purchase an external carrier gas tank or maintain a gas filtration system.

Easily incorporate gas chromatography into your curriculum using our e-book Chromatography Experiments with the Go Direct Mini GC available for free with your purchase. 

You can also use this gas chromatograph to identify unknown compounds, monitor chemical reactions, and measure products from a distillation.

COMPOUND TYPE TYPICAL COMPOUNDS RANGE OF ACCEPTABLE BOILING POINTS
Alcohols C1 – C6 50 – 175°C
Aldehydes C1 – C8 50 – 175°C
Amides C3 – C4 150 – 250°C
Carboxylic acids C1 – C4 100 – 150°C
Esters C2 – C10 30 – 200°C
Ethers C2 – C8 30 – 110°C
Heterocycles C5 – C8 100 – 150°C
Halogenated hydrocarbons C1 – C8 30 – 120°C
Ketones C3 – C8 50 – 175°C
Nitriles C2 – C5 50 – 120°C
Nitroalkane/aromatic C1 – C6 100 – 210°C
Phosphonates C3 – C9 180 – 210°C
Sulfides C4 – C8 90 – 150°C
Alkanes C4 – C12 30 – 220°C
Aromatics C6 – C11 80 – 220°C

Specifications

Specification Value
Column Restek MXT-502.2 Column – Siltek-treated stainless steel with proprietary diphenyl/dimethyl polysiloxane phase 
Column operating temperature 30°C to 160°C with a maximum heating ramp of 10°C/min
Detector The unique Seacoast Science carbon-nanotube chemiresistance detector is compatible with air as the carrier gas and provides sensitivity to polar and nonpolar compounds.
Dimensions and weight 108 mm height, 191 mm length, 133 mm width; 1.3 kg
Power requirements 24 VDC, 2.5 A from an external power supply
Utility External power supply rated for 100–240 VAC, 1.5 A 50–60 Hz
Carrier gas Ambient air
Environmental conditions Temperature: 5°C to 40°C Humidity: 95% or less, (non-condensing environment) 
Liquid injection volume 0.01 to 0.6 µL 
Operating pressure (above ambient pressure) 1 to 21 kPa

Compatibility Requirements

LabQuest 2

Coming Soon

A future update will support data collection with the Go Direct® Mini GC and LabQuest 2, a standalone data logger.

Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

Compatibility Notes

  1. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Direct Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
Computers
Software
InterfaceInstrumental Analysis for Computers
No interface requiredFull support
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceInstrumental Analysis for Chrome
No interface requiredFull support
Android
Software
InterfaceInstrumental Analysis for Android
No interface requiredFull support
iOS
Software
InterfaceInstrumental Analysis for iOS
No interface requiredFull support

Experiments

Easily incorporate gas chromatography into your curriculum using our e-book Chromatography Experiments with the Go Direct Mini GC available for free with your purchase. 

Essential instructor information and word-processing files of student instructions for each of the following experiments will be provided upon purchase. A preview of student instructions in a PDF format will be available March 2020.

  • Using Gas Chromatography: Identifying an Unknown Compound
  • Gas Chromatography Basics: Column Temperature and Loading
  • Dehydration of 2-methylcyclohexanol
  • Detection of Chemical Isomers with Gas Chromatography
  • Fischer Esterification: Preparation of Banana Oil

What's Included

  • Go Direct Mini GC
  • Mini USB Cable
  • AC power supply
  • Hamilton Syringe (1.0 µL volume)
  • Two extra septa (a third septum is already installed)
  • Chromatography Experiments with the Go Direct Mini GC, an electronic lab book with five investigations, available as a free download from your Vernier account
  • Carrying case

Support

Warranty

2-year limited warranty (column, sensor, syringe, and septa are excluded) from Seacoast

Contact Us

Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.

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** The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.