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FlexCell

Flexcell

The most versatile flow cell for LC-ECD

 

 

The name FlexCell is chosen since it emphasizes the versatility and serviceability of this thin-layer flow cell in the Antec program. With its unrivaled design working electrodes can be serviced or replaced in a few minutes. The low cost of ownership is attributed to the replacement of only the working electrode disc. The same holds for switching electrode material for different applications using the same flow cell. This makes the Flexcell suitable for all sorts of electrochemical analyses like the usual biogenic amines (glassy carbon), but also carbohydrates (gold), peroxides (platinum), halides (silver), sulfides (Magic Diamond) etc.

Flexcell meets USP/EP requirement

A FlexCell with stainless steel AUX is available for all USP/EP methods that specifically mention a 3-step pulse method and metal AUX. This is a short list of the EP and USP methods:

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Part number is 102.4325EP -  Flexcell Au HyREF, SS AUX.

Flexcell vs Sencell 'gold' for USP/EP methods

Detection of carbohydrate moieties is done under alkaline conditions using a gold working electrode and pH inert HyREF reference electrode. The Flexcell with easy replaceable gold working electrode is particularly useful for some USP/EP methods that still mention the PAD mode with a traditional 3-step pulse. The gold electrode is slowly 'consumed' by the pulse process and once it is below the flat surface of the electrode it is easily taken out and polished using the special kit for metal electrodes (pn 250.1045 - Polishing kit for metal WE). When the wear is too much a gold disc is replaced by a new one. With the DECADE Elite using a 'mild' 4-step pulse this process of electrode wear is really much slower. Under such conditions the Sencell can be used as well. Unfortunately a few USP/EP specifically mention the 3-step pulse settings. In such case the Flexcell is the right choice.

Other applications

Apart from the above mentioned carbohydrate application, the Flexcell has another feature that makes it special. The total cell volume is less than 1 µL, which makes the Flexcell suitable as an electrochemical reactor in-line with other detectors or flowcells. For example, in the analysis of Azithromycin a dual flowcell is required and the Flexcell is used in-line prior to detection with a Sencell.


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FlexCells

Part no Description
102.4305M
102.4305
102.4320
102.4325
102.4330
Flexcell BDD HyREF
Flexcell GC HyREF
Flexcell Pt HyREF
Flexcell Au HyREF
Flexcell Ag HyREF
102.4105
102.4120
102.4125
102.4130
Flexcell GC sb
Flexcell Pt sb
Flexcell Au sb
Flexcell Ag sb
102.4205
102.4220
102.4225
102.4230
Flexcell GC ISAAC
Flexcell Pt ISAAC
Flexcell Au ISAAC
Flexcell Ag ISAAC

 

Electrodes

Part no Description
102.5007
Flexcell WE disc GC (glassy carbon)
 102.5022  Flexcell WE disc Pt (platinum)
 102.5027  Flexcell WE disc Au (gold)
 102.5032  Flexcell WE disc Ag (silver)
 102.5037  Flexcell WE disc Cu (copper)
 102.5050  Flexcell WE disc BDD (diamond)

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