Improved microcolumns and methods for producing microcolumns particularly suitable for use in gas chromatographs are disclosed. In particular, following deposition of the stationary phase coating, the microcolumns are subjected to a postcoating treatment with a molecule that binds to the active sites in the stationary phase column thereby eliminating or reducing loss of gas chromatograph performance associated with those active sites. The postcoating treatment molecule binds to the same active sites as the analytes of interest.
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|Published - Apr 10 2012