Depending on method conditions, early eluting compounds are apt to have poor peak shapes. Within are some steps that can be implemented to help minimize any distortions to early eluting peaks in gas chromatography.
Technical Tip: Peak Apex Flattening
Peak shape issues at the apex of a peak are typically related to detector saturation. This symptom can be observed as flattening and/or noise at the peak apex.
Technical Tip: Fronting Peaks
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