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Capillary High-Pressure Ion Chromatography

Innovative High-Pressure Capillary IC

We have taken sensitivity and ease-of-use to a whole new level, simplifying ion chromatography while simultaneously increasing the power and reproducibility of ion analysis. Now with the ability to operate a capillary system continuously at 5000 psi, high resolution and fast run times are achievable using new 4 µm particle-size capillary columns. High-pressure capillary RFIC systems redefine the way ion chromatography is performed.

The Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-5000+ and ICS-4000 HPIC systems represent the next step in the evolution of ion chromatography.

Learn more about our latest advancements in IC, including HPIC and Capillary IC, by visiting our Innovations in Ion Chromatography Resource Center.

Dionex ICS-4000 – Integrated Reagent-Free Capillary HPIC System

The new Dionex ICS-4000 capillary HPIC system brings a new level of resolution and speed to dedicated capillary ion chromatography, delivering best-in-class sensitivity, from routine analyses to your most demanding application challenges. The integrated design of the Dionex ICS-4000 simplifies your workflow while increasing your analytical efficiency and productivity. 

Detection options, including electrochemical and the new proprietary charge detection capabilities, brings increased versatility to this integrated Reagent-Free™ system, making it ideal for a variety of applications in the environmental, food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, and power generation industries.

Dionex ICS-5000+ – Modular Reagent-Free Capillary HPIC System

The Dionex ICS-5000+ Reagent-Free Capillary HPIC system with eluent generation adds high-pressure capillary IC to an adaptable, award-winning system. Developed with flexibility, modularity, and ease-of-use in mind, the Dionex ICS-5000+ Capillary HPIC system combines high sensitivity and convenience.

With the ability to analyze samples at capillary, microbore, or standard flow rates (or any combination of two, in a dual system) the system is Always Ready. With a wide variety of Dionex ICS-5000+ modules, you can configure an ion chromatography system specifically for your needs.

Capillary and Analytical 4 µm IC Columns

Thermo Scientific Dionex IonPac 4 μm particle-size columns improve separation efficiency, enabling fast, high-resolution separations.

Capillary IC - Easy Access and Usability

Scaling down from analytical to capillary scale brings many advantages to ion chromatography. One of the major values is that the system can be left Always On, Always Ready to run samples. This mode of operation is possible with capillary IC as it only consumes 15 mL of water a day, translating into 5.2 L a year, and the Eluent Generation Cartridge producing the eluent lasts for 18 months under continuous operation mode. These features bring IC to a new level of ease of use and providing what you want – Results!

Dionex ICS-5000+ HPIC System Features and Configurations

Significant performance enhancements make the Dionex ICS-5000+ HPIC system the most sensitive, stable, and easy to use ion chromatography system available today. Dramatic improvements in flow rate accuracy, eluent generator electronics stability, and conductivity cell temperature control increase baseline stability and enhance sensitivity.

Dionex ICS-5000+ HPIC - Designed for Upgradability

The high-pressure Dionex ICS-5000+ Reagent-Free HPIC system is the only IC system to offer the flexibility to run analytical and/or capillary analysis on the same system. The outstanding analytical version is fully upgradeable, allowing you to run both or go completely capillary, as you need, protecting your investment for the future. And now, with the ability to run high-pressure, the Dionex ICS-5000+ is the most versatile IC system on the market today.

Capillary IC Columns

Thermo Scientific dionex IonPac Capillary columns (0.4 mm) are packed with the same material as the equivalent analytical scale version, thus producing the same separation performance as a 4 mm column. This is ideal for method transfer as the user does not need to redevelop or validate the method. Scaling the cross-sectional area down to 0.4 mm brings many additional benefits. IC Capillary Columns

Capillary Fast IC Columns

Many chromatographic separations have far more resolution than necessary to separate and integrate analytes of interest. Optimizing column dimensions and increasing flow rate can dramatically decrease run times while maintaining sufficient resolution. Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a new line of capillary Fast IC columns to facilitate separations up to 4 times faster than conventional columns. All Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-5000 systems are designed to be compatible with Fast IC columns, which are available in standard bore, microbore, and capillary formats.

Fast IC Columns