Chromatography syringes are the finest quality precision fluid measuring devices available. With proper care and handling, syringes will provide unsurpassed performance in precision fluid measuring year after year. The life of your syringe is directly related to its cleanliness!
Some solvents, such as halogenated hydrocarbons, may attack and deteriorate the highly resistive adhesives (cements) used to affix needles and other terminations to Hamilton syringes, which may result in frozen plungers and plugged needles.
To clean Hamilton syringes, it is best to use solvents known to be effective in solvating the sample and preferably are non-alkaline, non-phosphate and non-detergent based. A biodegradable, non-phosphate, organic Cleaning Concentrate is available from Hamilton (ordering number 18311).
Rinse the syringe thoroughly after use with deionized water, acetone, or another solvent compatible with the sample. Allow the syringe to air dry. Avoid prolonged immersion of the syringe while cleaning.
We recommend to store syringes in the original packaging. This with help to protect the syringe, and allows for easy identification. Remove product description label from the end of the box, and placing it to the outside packaging. This will make re-ordering the same syringe quick and easy.