Ensuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography


In the years since gas chromatography debuted better than a century ago, it’s become a valuable analytical tool in many industries, the pharmaceutical and food industries among the central ones. Face it: few other techniques for breaking up and analyzing the components of chemical mixtures are as elementary, as effectual, or as precise. Nowadays, gas chromatography is used virtually everywhere in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex chemical blends and the purification of chemical compounds. It’s also widely used to control industrial processes and in the quality-control testing of products.

Of course, the carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, besides having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – more, occasionally! And that’s where Cee Kay Supply, Inc. comes in. No, we haven’t been here as long as gas chromatography. But, as an esteemed PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been supplying chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the highest purity attainable for ages now. We guarantee it, too. Why? Because Cee Kay Supply, Inc., like each one of the 600 PurityPlus® partner gas production facilities across the nation, is rigorously inspected and certified each year by a respected independent third-party enterprise. Our St. Louis customers will confirm the purity we deliver.

Which carrier gas we deliver – helium (He), argon (Ar), nitrogen (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2), or hydrogen (H2), largely – is subject to the sort of detector used and the chemical components being analyzed. Normally, we provide gases fitting for…

  • Thermal Conductivity Detectors,
  • Flame Ionization Detectors,
  • Electron Capture Detectors,
  • Helium Ionization Detectors,
  • Flame Photometric Detectors,
  • Photo Ionization Detectors,
  • GC-Mass Spectrometry,
  • High-Frequency Discharge Detectors,
  • Discharge Ionization Detectors, and
  • Ultrasonic Detectors

Our St. Louis customers also count on us having the carrier gases they need when they need them. Local availability means as well that our customers have quick access to our technical knowledge and can better cultivate the kind of tight relationship with us that’s mutually beneficial.

If you’d like more information on how we handle the needs of those locally doing gas chromatography, Contact Cee Kay Supply, Inc. today.