413457 Isolera Dalton Getting Started Guide

413457 Isolera Dalton Getting Started Guide
Isolera Dalton
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Getting Started Guide
Contents
Isolera Dalton
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Getting Started Guide
CONTENTS
1 Intended Use and Safety
2 System Overview
5Installation
9 System Setup
10 Prepare and Run a Purification
15Maintenance
19Troubleshooting
20 Hints and Tips
21 General Information
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Intended Use and Safety
Intended Use and Safety
Intended Use
Isolera Dalton System
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Isolera Dalton System from Biotage is intended solely to
detect, fractionate, and analyze chemical mixtures using flash
chromatography and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
or light absorbance.
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The system must be operated in a laboratory environment
by trained professionals. The system is not designed to be
operated in a potentially explosive atmosphere. It is the
responsibility of the customer to classify (zone) their particular
environment in order to verify that it meets the requirements of
a “non-hazardous area” with regards to potentially explosive
atmosphere.
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According to instructions available at www.biotage.com.
According to instructions provided through
dialogs appearing on the screen.
According to instructions given by the
technical support staff from Biotage.
Isolera One and Isolera Four with
an Isolera Spektra License
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Isolera Spektra is a software upgrade package that features
a TLC-to-Step gradient calculator, λ-All detection, baseline
correction, 3D absorbance spectrum for the whole detector
range, and real-time PDA scanning.
For more information, please refer to “Isolera Installation and
Safety” (P/N 411828), “Isolera User Manual” (P/N 411829), and
“Isolera Quick Guide” (P/N 411830).
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Isolera Dalton System comprises the following separate units:
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Safety
Before performing any procedures in this document, please
read and observe the safety requirements in the “Isolera
Installation and Safety” document (P/N 411828) and “Isolera
User Manual” (P/N 411829). Failure to follow those requirements
may result in personal injury and/or equipment damage.
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Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
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Isolera Dalton Nanolink
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Isolera Dalton software
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Isolera One or Isolera Four with an Isolera Spektra license
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The Isolera Dalton software is designed to control Isolera Dalton
Mass Detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink. The software can
be installed on Isolera One and Isolera Four systems with an
Isolera Spektra license.
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Within limits set by the system’s technical specification.
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Isolera One and Isolera Four are flash purification systems that
allow the user to set up, control, and monitor purifications.
According to the user documentation
delivered with the system.
Failure to follow those instructions and operate within the limits
set by the technical specification may result in personal injury
and/or equipment damage.
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Isolera Dalton Software
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All operations must be performed:
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the order of 10 to 100 ml/min. These rates are too large for the
microspray operation of Isolera Dalton Mass Detector, where the
required flow rates are in the order of 1 µl/min. Incorporating
an active splitter module between the flash purification system
and the mass detector enables conversion to the correct flow for
detection purposes, and allows for mass analysis through direct
injection of samples.
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Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
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Isolera Dalton Mass Detector is a compact single quadrupole
mass spectrometer built using micro-electromechanical
systems (MEMS) technology. Isolera Dalton Mass Detector uses
an electrospray ionization (ESI) source to produce ions, which
can then be identified by their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z).
Isolera Dalton Mass Detector allows you to analyze samples and
automatically use the m/z ratio(s) of the identified substance(s)
for flash purification.
Isolera Dalton Nanolink
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Isolera Dalton Nanolink is an integration module intended for
use together with Isolera Dalton Mass Detector and Isolera
One or Isolera Four. The flow rates of Isolera One/Four are in
To guarantee safe and effective operation it is absolutely
necessary to follow all of the safety precautions and instructions
in the Isolera user documentation supplied by Biotage.
Translated versions of the “Safety” chapter in the “Isolera
Installation and Safety” document are available in the “Isolera
Safety Translations” document (P/N 412861).
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Download Isolera User Documentation
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To download the user documentation from the system, connect
a USB memory device to the USB port located underneath
the touch screen, press Help, and then press Export User
Documentation.
You can download the latest versions of the documents at
www.biotage.com. If you have problems downloading, please
contact your local Biotage representative.
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System Overview
Biotage DALTON
System Overview
Product Map
Isolera™
Dalton
Nanolink
Isolera™
One or Four
Isolera™
Dalton Mass
Detector
Isolera™
Dalton
System
Basic Functionality
Isolera™
Dalton
Software
Setup Example
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A chemical sample, containing one or more components and
dissolved in suitable solvent(s), can be injected into the system
to identify characteristic m/z-ratio(s) for the substance(s) of
interest.
The detected m/z-ratio(s) can be used for identification and
collection of specific components during a chromatography run.
The purposes of the units in the system are:
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Isolera One/Four controls all units through the touch
screen software and performs the flash chromatography.
Isolera Dalton Nanolink is used as an active splitter
for sampling a small portion from the larger flash
chromatography flow into the mass detector. It also
enables mass analysis via direct injection of samples.
Isolera Dalton Mass Detector performs the
detection and supplies information to the software
when to collect and fractionate the sample.
Isolera Dalton System can also be programmed to perform the
following functions:
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Generate user-defined elution gradients.
Store and implement a large number of
independent chromatographic methods.
Control and collect fractions based on
UV/visible light absorbance.
Produce detailed, printable, and searchable
reports on mass analysis and purification.
Figure 1. Left top: Isolera Dalton Nanolink and tray.
Left bottom: Isolera Dalton Mass Detector.
Right: Isolera Four with an Isolera Spektra license.
System Flow Scheme
The left flow scheme on page 7 illustrates the flow when
Isolera Dalton Mass Detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink are
connected to Isolera One/Four.
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System Overview
Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
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Basic Components
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spraychip . The spraychip is a factory-calibrated
disposable nanospray interface. A chemical sample,
dissolved in suitable solvents, is introduced into
the spraychip from Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
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Front Panel
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vac-chip . The vac-chip is a vacuum interface. It allows
the mass detector to achieve the operating pressures
required for analysis and it aligns the ions from the spraychip into the vacuum system through the vac-chip.
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Ion optics. The ions generated from the
spraychip enter the vac-chip and are focused
into the ionchip using the ion optics.
Vacuum system. This consists of a vacuum chamber
coupled to two turbo-molecular pumps, which are
supported by a small diaphragm pump. All pumps
are integrated within the mass detector.
ionchip . The ion-chip is a quadrupole that filters the
ions according to their mass-to-charge (m/z) ratios
and directs them into the detection system.
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Door with a safety interlock system to protect users
from high voltages; see “Safety Interlock”below.
Safety Interlock
The mass detector has a safety interlock system to protect users
from high voltages. This system is operated by the door in the
front cover.
A = Power switch for turning on the mass detector.
B = Door. Only open the door for maintenance
purposes when the system is not processing;
see “Safety Interlock” above.
C = High voltage port (max 1500 V, max 5 mA) for connecting
the split flow interface (SFI) or the direct flow interface (DFI).
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Figure 3. The front panel of Isolera Dalton Mass Detector.
Rear Panel
The following items at the rear panel are relevant when the mass
detector is connected to Isolera One/Four:
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A = Nitrogen gas port.
B = RS232 port for connecting the syringe
pump (included in the calibration kit).
C = 4 x USB ports. One is for connecting
the mass detector software dongle.
D = Ethernet port for connecting the mass
detector to Isolera One/Four.
E = Pump exhaust with sound silencer.
F = Power switch and power inlet, 100 to 240 V AC ±10%.
Figure 2. To protect the users, high voltages are disabled when the mass
detector door is open.
When the door is shut, the safety interlock is activated, high
voltages can be applied, and the user is able to run the mass
detector. When the door is open, the safety interlock is
deactivated, and high voltages are disabled. A click will verify
the position. The door will remain fixed in this position until
pulled off its catch.
With the door open and the safety interlock deactivated,
replacement of the spraychip and vac-chip (see the “Maintenance”
section on page 15) can be carried out with the mass detector
in its installed location via access through the door.
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D
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E
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Figure 4. The rear panel of Isolera Dalton Mass Detector.
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System Overview
Isolera Dalton Nanolink
Rear Panel
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From left to right:
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Active splitter with an integrated mass
rate attenuation device.
Makeup pump.
Needle port for direct injection.
Tubing to and from Isolera One/Four and
tubing with a filter to the mass detector.
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Power switch.
Power inlet (fused), 100 to 240 V AC ±10%. Isolera One/Four
and Isolera Dalton Nanolink must be connected to a common
ground, which is achieved by using the same power outlet.
Fan.
USB port (type B) for connecting the unit to Isolera One/Four.
Solvent inlets for makeup solvents for neutral
and for negative and positive ionization.
Tray for safe assembly, solvent reservoir
placement, and leakage collection.
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A = Needle port for direct injection.
B = External check valve for direct injection.
C = Tubing to the active splitter.
D = Tubing from the active splitter.
E = Tubing (orange) from the makeup
pump to the active splitter.
Figure 7. The rear panel of Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
F = Filter unit with microfilter.
Isolera One and Isolera Four
G = Tubing from Isolera One/Four, 140 cm.
Please refer to the “Isolera User Manual” (P/N 411829) or the
system’s online Help for more information on Isolera One and
Isolera Four and their specific functions.
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H = Tubing to Isolera One/Four, 120 cm with adapter.
I = Tubing to the SFI inside the mass detector.
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Isolera User Documentation
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Figure 5. The front panel of Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
Right Side Panel
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The following Isolera user documentation can be downloaded
from the system:
Solvent inlets: +
(positive), N (neutral),
and – (negative).
Waste outlet.
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Isolera Installation and Safety, P/N 411828.
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Isolera User Manual, P/N 411829.
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Isolera Quick Guide, P/N 411830.
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Isolera Safety Translations, P/N 412861.
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Isolera Dalton Getting Started Guide
(this document), P/N 413457.
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Isolera Dalton System Care Guide, P/N UI320.
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To download the documents from the system, connect a USB
memory device to the USB port located underneath the touch
screen, press Help, and then press Export User Documentation.
You can download the latest versions of the documents at
www.biotage.com. If you have problems downloading, please
contact your local Biotage representative.
Check valve release
port (N/A).
Figure 6. The right side panel of Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
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Installation
Installation
Warning
Requirement
Description
• Isolera Dalton System shall be unpacked and installed by an
authorized Biotage service engineer.
• The total weight of the packages are approx. 50 kg (110 lbs) for
Isolera Dalton Mass Detector, 20 kg (44 lbs) for Isolera Dalton
Nanolink, and 42-46 kg (93-102 lbs) for Isolera One/Four. Use
suitable lifting equipment when moving the packages. Follow
generally accepted safety practices when handling and moving
shipping boxes and containers.
Weight
Dalton Mass Detector: 32 kg (70.5 lbs)
Dalton Nanolink: 10 kg (22.5 lbs)
Isolera One/Four: 30-35 kg (66-77 lbs) depending
on system configuration
Power
Line voltage: 100 to 240 V AC ±10%
Line frequency: 50/60 Hz
Isolera One/Four and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
must be connected to a common ground, which is
achieved by using the same power outlet.
Max Power
Consumed
Dalton Mass Detector: 320 VA
Dalton Nanolink: 130 VA
Isolera One/Four: 200 VA
Altitude
Operation: up to 2000 m
Temperature
Operation: 15°C to 30°C
Storage of Dalton Mass Detector: -10°C to +50°C
Relative
Humidity
Operation: 40% to 80% non-condensing for
temperatures up to 30°C
Storage of Dalton Mass Detector: 0% to 80%
non-condensing
Pollution Degree
Dalton Mass Detector: 2
Mass Detector
Nitrogen Gas
Pressure: 2 to 6 bar (29 to 87 psi)
Purity: 99.9%
Tubing: Only use Ø 1/4” OD tubing in stainless
steel or PTFE to connect the mass detector to the
gas supply. Five meters of PTFE tubing is supplied
with the mass detector. If a fitting for conversion
to Ø 1/4” OD is necessary, the fitting must be in
stainless steel or PTFE.
Fuses
Dalton Nanolink: T2A-250 VAC (2 required)
Isolera One/Four: T4A-250 VAC (2 required)
Delivered Items
Check the delivery against the shipping documentation to
ensure that you have received everything. If any part of the
order is missing, contact Biotage 1-Point Support .
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Note: We strongly recommend that the boxes and packing
materials are kept by the customer in case the system needs to
be returned for service or moved to another location.
Note: Before the system is shipped to the customer, its internal
tubing is flushed with methanol (Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
and Isolera Dalton Nanolink) and 80% ethanol in deionized
water (Isolera One/Four), and then emptied.
Site Requirements
Before the system is installed by an authorized Biotage service
engineer, the installation site should be prepared as follows:
Requirement
Description
Location
A laboratory fume hood with capacity to
handle leakage of solvents used and provide
and suitable airflow to prevent the build-up of
flammable vapors. Note that if an internal system
leakage occurs, the maximum leakage volume
is determined by the size of the used solvent
reservoirs and the flow rate is determined by the
used method (max 200 ml/min).
External fire protection should be installed
according to local regulations for equipment
operating unattended.
Bench Space
Dalton Mass Detector (W x D x H): 355 mm x
560 mm x 255 mm (14” x 22” x 10”)
Dalton Nanolink (354 mm x 525 mm x 206 mm)
must be placed on the tray on top of Dalton Mass
Detector.
Isolera One/Four (W* x D x H): 355/577 mm x
497 mm x 596 mm (14/22.7” x 19.6” x 23.5”)
* The width is dependent on the number of
collection trays (one/two).
At least three centimeters (one inch) of space
should be maintained between the rear panel
of Isolera One/Four and other objects to allow
proper ventilation.
Move or Disconnect Isolera Dalton Mass
Detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
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If you want to use Isolera One/Four without the mass detector or
move the system within the laboratory or between laboratories
in the same building, follow the applicable instructions below.
Shut Down the System (Not for Daily Operation)
Note: Only use this procedure to shut down the system when
you want to 1) disconnect the mass detector to use Isolera One/
Four without it or move the system, 2) replace external tubing,
or 3) clean the exterior of the system.
1. In the chemistry mode, select the Setup tab in the righthand panel.
2. Select the Mass Detector tab.
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3. Clean the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink tubing
by flushing it with neutral solvent (makeup solvent) and
methanol or similar (Isolera solvent); see “Flush the Mass
Detector Tubing” on page 15.
4. Empty the makeup solvent inlets by removing the inlets from
their reservoirs and then priming them with air. See “Prime
the Makeup Solvent Inlets” on page 10.
5. Empty the tubing between Isolera One/Four and Isolera
Dalton Nanolink by performing an air flush:
i. Select the Air Flush tab.
ii. If you are using a system with four cartridge positions,
select the Channel text box and select 1.
iii. Select the Cartridge Type text box and select a cartridge,
e.g. SNAP KP-Sil 10g. Note: The cartridge does not have
to be mounted on the system.
iv. For the pump to work properly, a small amount of solvent
has to be used. Select the Solvent text box and select
the desired solvent.
v. Ensure that a sufficient quantity of the selected solvent
is present in the solvent reservoir (1% of the air flush
volume is used) and that the waste reservoir (waste 1)
has sufficient capacity for the air flush.
vi. Couple the cartridge’s inlet and outlet tubes together.
vii.Press  Start and wait for the system to finish the air
flush.
6. Empty the internal tubing of the mass detector and Isolera
Dalton Nanolink of liquid by pressing  Start Flush at the
Mass Detector tab. Wait for the system to finish the flush.
7. If you want to use Isolera One/Four without the mass
detector, disable the automatic connection of the mass
detector at system startup:
i. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
ii. Press System. The Select User dialog opens.
iii. Select your user name and press OK.
iv. If your account is password-protected, the Password
dialog opens. Enter your password and press OK.
v. Select the Detector tab.
vi. Select the Connect at Startup text box in the Mass
Detector field and select No. The Restart Required dialog
opens.
vii.Press OK.
8. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
9. Press Shut Down in main menu and then Yes to confirm. The
Mass Detector dialog opens.
10.Press Shut Down and then Yes to confirm. This vents the mass
detector to atmospheric pressure and then shuts it down.
11. When the message “It is now safe to turn off the system”
appears on the screen, turn off Isolera One/Four. The power
switch is located underneath the touch screen.
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12.Turn off Isolera Dalton Nanolink using the power switch
located at the rear.
13.Turn off the mass detector using the power switch located at
the rear.
14.Disconnect the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
from Isolera One/Four as described below.
Disconnect Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
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Warning
Handle chemical and liquid waste according to the Safety
Data Sheets and local/national guidelines on laboratory safety
procedures.
1. Shut down the system as described on page 5.
2. Disconnect the mass detector, Isolera Dalton Nanolink, and
Isolera One/Four from the mains supply.
3. Disconnect the tube connected between the Isolera flow cell
and Isolera Dalton Nanolink from the flow cell’s upper port (A).
4. Disconnect the tube connected
between the fraction collector
and the extension connector (B)
from the extension connector (B),
and connect it to the flow cell’s
upper port (A). See also the flow
schemes on page 7.
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5. Disconnect the two
communication cables; see
scheme on page 8.
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6. Disconnect the mass detector from
the nitrogen gas supply.
7. Disconnect the filter unit (C)
from Isolera Dalton Nanolink by
loosening the peek nut (D) and
pulling the filter unit out.
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Figure 8. Flow schemes illustrating when Isolera Dalton Mass Detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink are connected (left) and disconnected (right).
8. Empty the waste reservoirs connected to 1) the waste outlet
tube on the right hand side of Isolera Dalton Nanolink,
2) the waste outlet tube at the front of the mass detector,
and 3) the drain tube on the tray.
9. If you want to move the system, proceed to the “Move the
System” section below.
Warning:
Keep your hands out of range of the collection arm while the
homing routine runs in step 10 below.
10. If you want to use Isolera One/Four without the mass
detector, connect it to the mains supply an turn it on. The
collection arm moves through its homing routine and the
system boots to the system’s main menu.
Move the System
Warning:
• Isolera Dalton Mass Detector weighs 32 kg (70.5 lbs).
Two persons are required when lifting the detector.
• Follow regional safety practices when moving the system.
Note: Isolera Dalton Nanolink weighs 10.2 kg (22.5 lbs).
1. Verify that the system has been shut down and the power
cords disconnected from the power outlets; see page 5.
2. Verify that the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink have
been disconnected from Isolera One/Four; see page 6.
3. Carefully lift Isolera Dalton Nanolink and place it on a trolley.
4. Place the Isolera Dalton Nanolink tray on the trolley.
6. Move the trolley(s) with the mass detector, Isolera Dalton
Nanolink, tray, and the rest of the equipment to the new
location.
7. Move Isolera One/Four to the new location by carefully
reading and following the instructions in the “Moving an
Isolera System” section in the “Isolera Installation and
Safety” document (P/N 411828).
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Note: Do not turn Isolera One/Four on until you have
connected the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
8. Carefully lift the mass detector and place it on the left side
of Isolera One/Four. Two persons are needed.
9. Place the tray on top of the mass detector with the drain
tube to the back.
10.Place the drain tube in a reservoir or on the Isolera leak
tray (if using Biotage Leak Detector). Ensure the tube (and
reservoir, if used) is visible from the working position to
detect leakage.
11. Carefully lift Isolera Dalton Nanolink and place it on the tray
on top of the mass detector.
12.Insert the waste outlet tube on the right hand side of Isolera
Dalton Nanolink into a waste reservoir.
13.Insert the waste outlet tube at the front of the mass detector
into a waste reservoir. Due to the vacuum, it is important
that you never allow the waste outlet tube to become
immersed in the waste liquid.
14.Proceed to step 5 in the “Reconnect Isolera Dalton Mass
Detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink” section on page 8.
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5. Carefully lift the mass detector and place it on a trolley. Two
persons are needed.
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Figure 9. Scheme for connecting and disconnecting the communication cables; a USB cable between Isolera One/Four and Isolera Dalton Nanolink and an
Ethernet cable between Isolera One/Four and the mass detector.
Reconnect Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
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1. If reconnecting after a move of the system, proceed to step 5.
2. Empty the tube connected between the fraction collector
and the flow cell using the air flush function; see step 5
in the “Shut Down the System (Not for Daily Operation)”
section on page 5.
3. Enable the automatic connection of the mass detector at
system startup:
i. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
ii. Press System. The Select User dialog opens.
iii. Select your user name and press OK.
iv. If your account is password-protected, the Password
dialog opens. Enter your password and press OK.
v. Select the Detector tab.
vi. Select the Connect at Startup text box in the Mass
Detector field and select Yes. The Restart Required
dialog opens.
vii.Press OK.
4. Shut down Isolera One/Four:
i. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
ii. Press Shut Down in main menu and then Yes to confirm.
iii. When the message “It is now safe to turn off the
system” appears on the screen, turn off Isolera One/
Four. The power switch is located underneath the touch
screen.
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5. Disconnect the tube connected
between the fraction collector and
the flow cell from the flow cell’s
upper port (A), and connect it to
the extension connector (B) on the
tube connected to the To Isolera
port on Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
A
B
6. Connect the tube connected to
the From Isolera port on Isolera
Dalton Nanolink to the flow cell’s
upper port (A).
7. Connect the two communication
cables; see the scheme above.
C
8. Connect the filter unit (C) to Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
9. Connect the mass detector to a nitrogen gas supply with a
pressure of 2 to 6 bar and a purity of 99.9%. Only use clean
stainless steel or PTFE tubing and fittings for the nitrogen
gas line to avoid contamination.
10.Connect the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
to the mains supply. Isolera One/Four and Isolera Dalton
Nanolink must be connected to a common ground, which is
achieved by using the same power outlet.
11. Turn on the system as described on page 10 and perform
a mass detector function test as described on page 10.
Note: In case of communication problems with the mass detector,
try to resolve the problem and then press Test Communication at
the Detector tab in the system mode to verify that the problem
has been resolved.
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System Setup
System Setup
General Use Recommendations
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for the makeup solvents on Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
See “Load the Makeup Solvents” on page 10.
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Always use a clear and filtered (0.5 μm or less pore size)
sample for analysis to avoid clogging the system.
Always equilibrate the system and the cartridge
before a run to avoid clogging the system.
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Always flush the mass detector and Isolera Dalton
Nanolink tubing with neutral solvent (makeup solvent)
and methanol or similar (Isolera solvent) after using DCM
or before shutting the mass detector down or leaving
it for more than 12 hours. This prevents e.g. blockages
in the spraychip and vac-chip. See “Flush the Mass
Detector Tubing” on page 15 for instructions.
Never allow the waste outlet tube at the front of the mass
detector to become immersed in the waste liquid.
We recommend that the mass detector is only shut down
for long-term non-usage and/or when it is to be moved,
or to replace external tubing or clean the exterior of the
system. See the shutdown procedure on page 5.
Isolera Dalton Nanolink may be switched off when not in use,
but must be started before Isolera One/Four is turned on.
Verify that the waste outlet tube on the right
hand side is inserted into a waste reservoir.
Verify that the drain tube connected to the tray is
inserted into a separate waste reservoir or placed on
the Isolera leak tray (if using Biotage Leak Detector).
Ensure that the drain tube (and reservoir, if used) is
visible from the working position to detect leakage.
Verify that any refitted tubes are assembled correctly.
To ensure proper sealing for tubing connected at
the front of Isolera Dalton Nanolink, it is important
to orient the ferrule with the tapered portion of the
ferrule facing away from the nut. Carefully place the
ferrule inside the fitting before fastening the nut.
Figure 10. Ferrule with the tapered portion facing away from the
nut.
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Verify that the tubing is inserted correctly. Tubes should be
inserted all the way and tube fittings/nuts tightened. Use
caution when finger tightening fittings to prevent stripped
threads or crushed ferrules.
Isolera One and Isolera Four
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Warning
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• Ensure that the power cords and any cables, hoses, and tubing
connected to the system cannot come in contact with water or
chemicals.
• If a leakage is detected, immediately turn off the Isolera system,
disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, and handle the
leakage as described in the Leaks section on page 18.
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Verify that the mass detector is connected to a nitrogen
gas supply, with a pressure of 2 to 6 bar and a purity of
99.9%. Only use clean stainless steel or PTFE tubing and
fittings for the nitrogen gas line to avoid contamination.
Verify that the waste outlet tube at the front of the mass
detector is inserted into a waste reservoir. Due to the
vacuum, it is important that you never allow the waste
outlet tube to become immersed in the waste liquid.
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Verify that each waste outlet tube on the right
hand side is inserted into a waste reservoir.
Verify that the drain tube for the solvent
tray (connected at the rear of the system) is
inserted into a separate waste reservoir.
Verify that Isolera One/Four is set up correctly; see
the “Isolera Installation and Safety” (P/N 411828).
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Verify that any refitted tubes are assembled correctly.
If using flangeless tubing, please notice that proper sealing
is only achieved with the ferrule oriented with the tapered
portion of the ferrule facing toward the nut. The ferrule
should be placed near the end of the tube. If using super
flangeless tubing, ensure the ferrules are fitted onto
the tube ends as described in the instructions supplied
with the ferrules. Use caution when finger tightening
fittings to prevent stripped threads or crushed ferrules.
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Verify that Isolera Dalton Nanolink is placed
on the tray on top of the mass detector.
Figure 11. Ferrule with the tapered portion facing toward the nut.
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Prepare and Run a Purification
Start the System
Warning:
Keep your hands out of range of the collection arm while the
homing routine runs in step 3 below.
1. Turn on Isolera Dalton Nanolink using the power switch
located at the rear.
2. If the mass detector is not already turned on, turn it on using
the power switch located at the rear and then the power
switch at the front.
3. Wait at least 2 minutes and then turn on Isolera One/Four
using the power switch located underneath the touch screen.
The mass detector should be allowed to pump down adequate
vacuum and to stabilize when turned on. The complete process
takes 30 minutes.
Prepare Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
and Isolera Dalton Nanolink for a Run
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Figure 12. At the Mass Detector tab, it is possible to prime the makeup
solvent inlets and flush the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
tubing.
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Load the Makeup Solvents
Note: Always use methanol of LC-MS grade and purified water.
Note: Ensure that no foreign matter (e.g. molecular sieve) is
present in the reservoirs. If necessary, filter the solvents.
Fill the three 1-liter bottles with the solvents to be used and
connect them to the correct inlets on the right hand side of
Isolera Dalton Nanolink:
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“Neutral”: methanol–water 9:1.
“+”: 0.5% formic acid in methanol–water 9:1.
“-”: 0.5% concentrated ammonium
hydroxide in methanol–water 9:1.
Prime the Makeup Solvent Inlets
We recommend that a makeup solvent inlet is primed each time
the makeup solvent is replenished.
1. Verify that a waste reservoir is connected to the WASTE port
on the right hand side of Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
2. In the chemistry mode, select the Setup tab in the righthand panel.
3. Select the Mass Detector tab.
4. Select the Makeup Solvent text box in the Prime Makeup
Pump Inlet Tubing field and select the makeup solvent to be
primed (positive, negative, or neutral).
5. Press  Start Prime. A status field and progress bar in the
right-hand panel indicates the progress.
6. Repeat steps 4 to 5 for the other two solvents.
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Figure 13. After installation, long-term storage, or for troubleshooting
purposes, you are recommended to perform a mass detector function test.
Perform a Mass Detector Function Test
After installation, long-term storage, or for troubleshooting
purposes, you are recommended to perform a mass detector
function test. There are two function tests available:
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Baseline: Used to monitor the complete mass range
5o to 800 m/z and the status of the mass detector
such as pressure, vacuum levels, and spray current.
In this test, the background noise is observed and
can be used to discover contamination peaks.
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Signal: Used to monitor a specific peak and mass range
(the positive range is 50 to 80 m/z and the negative is
60 to 90 m/z) and the status of the mass detector such as
pressure, vacuum levels, and spray current. In this test,
a lower vac-chip voltage than what is normal during a run
is applied, which allows methanol to create cluster ions
visible at 65.1 m/z (positive mode) and 75.0 m/z (negative
mode). Observe the intensity and abundance during the
test; a well working system should have a strong and
clear peak profile in both positive and negative mode.
To perform a mass detector function test:
1. In the chemistry mode, select the Setup tab in the righthand panel.
2. Select the Mass Detector tab.
3. Press Signal... or Baseline... in the Function Test field. The
Mass Detector Function Test dialog opens.
4. Press  Positive and monitor the results. Results marked
in green indicate proper function. If running a baseline test,
verify that the signal and scans are stable and uninterrupted
for the TIC and spectrum graphs. This may take up to 20
minutes to achieve. If running a signal test, verify that you
have a strong and clear peak profile at 65.1 ± 0.7 m/z.
5. When you have collected enough data to determine whether
the mass detector is working properly or not in the positive
ionization mode, press Stop.
6. Press  Negative and monitor the results. If running a
baseline test, verify that the signal and scans are stable
and uninterrupted for the TIC and spectrum graphs. This
may take up to 20 minutes to achieve. If running a signal
test, verify that you have a strong and clear peak profile at
75.0 ± 0.7 m/z.
Assign Solvents to the Solvent Inlets
on Isolera One or Isolera Four
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When a purification is run, the software references the solvent
assignments to determine which solvent inlets that are
connected to the solvents used in the method.
1. Select the Setup tab in the right-hand panel.
2. Select the Instrument Solvents tab.
3. Press one of the Solvent text boxes.
4. Select the solvent that the reservoir connected to the
selected solvent inlet contains. The software comes with a
preconfigured list of solvents and their parameters.
To add a solvent, press New.... To edit a user defined
solvent, select the solvent and press Edit....
5. If solvent monitoring is enabled:
i. Select the Capacity text box and enter the capacity of the
solvent reservoir.
ii. Select the Current text box and enter the current solvent
level of the reservoir.
6. Repeat step 3 through 5 for all solvent inlets. All solvent
inlets must be primed with solvent.
Note: If monitoring of solvent and/or waste levels is enabled,
you have to enter the capacities and current fluid levels for the
solvent and waste reservoirs connected to Isolera One/Four
each time you empty a waste reservoir or replenish a solvent.
7. When you have collected enough data, press Stop.
8. To close the dialog, press Close.
Note: If the mass detector is not working properly, proceed
to the “Troubleshooting” section on page 19 for further
instructions or contact Biotage 1-Point Support.
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Load the Chromatography Solvents
Note: Ensure that no foreign matter (e.g. molecular sieve) is
present in the reservoirs. If necessary, filter the solvents.
Fill the four reservoirs with the solvents to be used and connect
them to the inlets on the right hand side of Isolera One/Four.
At the Instrument Solvents tab, you assign the solvents used in the
method to the solvent inlets on Isolera One or Isolera Four.
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Prime the Solvent Inlets on Isolera One
or Isolera Four
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Prime the solvent inlets on Isolera One/Four to:
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remove any air bubbles from the pump and the
solvent inlets by flushing them with solvents, or
empty the solvent inlets of solvents used in the previous
purification and fill them with new solvents.
Warning:
Never prime Isolera One/Four without a cartridge mounted on the
system or without the cartridge’s inlet and outlet tubing coupled
together. To avoid leakage, check all tubes and fittings before
priming.
Note: All solvent inlets on Isolera One/Four must be primed with
solvent to achieve the specified pump performance.
1. Ensure that a sufficient quantity of the solvents you want
to use is present in the solvent reservoirs and the waste
reservoir(s) has/have sufficient capacity for the prime.
2. Select the Setup tab in the right-hand panel.
3. Ensure that the solvents are assigned accurately to the
solvent inlets at the Instrument Solvents tab.
4. Select the Prime tab.
5. If you are using a system with four cartridge positions,
select the Channel text box and select the cartridge position
and waste reservoir to be used.
6. Select the Path text box and select the prime path. To only
prime the solvent inlet(s), select Bypass. To also prime the
cartridge channel, select one of the channel options.
7. If you selected the Without Cartridge path, couple the
cartridge tubes together.
8. If you selected the With Cartridge path, select the Cartridge
Type text box and select the cartridge type mounted on the
system.
9. Select the Volume text box and enter the total prime volume.
If you have filled a solvent inlet with a new solvent, we
recommend that you prime with at least 40 ml of that
solvent. If you also want to fill the liquid lines from the pump
to the waste valve with the same solvent, we recommend
that you prime with at least 100 ml.
10.Select the Flowrate text box and enter the flow rate. The
maximum flow rate that can be used depends on:
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the cartridge type mounted on the system, if you
selected the With Cartridge path in step 6 above,
the maximum fill rate(s) defined for the used
solvent(s) in the Data Administration mode, and
the maximum dispense rate of the system (100 ml/min
when using the mass detector, otherwise 200 ml/min).
11. Enter the percentage of each solvent connected to the
system that shall be used in the prime.
12.To start priming, press Start.
Set Up the Method
For more information, you can at any time press Help to open
the online help.
1. Select the Method tab in the right-hand panel.
2. To set up a new method, press New or Wizard.... The later
option opens the method wizard, which will guide you
step-by-step through the setup of a purification with a
gradient including up to three steps using two solvents.
When done, press Save to Editor in the wizard and proceed
to step 7.
3. To open and edit an existing method, press Open and select
the method in the dialog that opens.
4. Select the Gradient tab and create the desired gradient
using the gradient table and/or the gradient graph. To show
or hide the gradient table, press the Table button ( = the
gradient table is shown).
Note: Always add an equilibration step of at least 2 CV to
avoid clogging of the mass detector and Isolera Dalton
Nanolink.
5. Select the Parameters tab and select the solvents, cartridge
type, and rack type to be used.
6. Select the Collection tab and specify the collection and
fractionation settings to be used.
To identify the m/z-ratio(s) for the substance(s) of interest,
see the “Analyze the Sample” section on page 13.
7. If you want to save the method to be able to reuse it in the
future, press Save As....
Note: You do not have to save a method to run it.
8. Proceed to the “Run the Purification” section on page 13.
Prime the solvent inlets on Isolera One or Isolera Four at the Prime tab.
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Analyze the Sample
A chemical sample, containing one or more components and
dissolved in suitable solvent(s), can be injected into the system
to identify the m/z-ratio(s) for the substance(s) of interest.
Note: Always use a clear and filtered (0.5 μm or less pore size)
sample for analysis to avoid clogging.
Required: The 250 µl syringe supplied with Isolera Dalton
Nanolink (P/N 413710), sample, and methanol.
1. Prepare the sample:
i. Make a diluted solution of your sample, approximately
1 mg/ml in methanol or another solvent.
ii. Filter (0.5 μm or less pore size) your sample carefully to
remove any particles that may clog the system.
2. Press Mass Analysis... at the Method tab. This opens the
Mass Analysis Wizard. Follow the instructions appearing on
the screen.
3. When the analysis is completed, copy the identified
m/z-ratio(s) to the current method by pressing Save to
Editor and Close in the last step of the wizard. The selected
spectrogram will be included in the archive report.
8. Inject your sample into the cartridge inlet Luer fitting using
a syringe. For ideal loading, do not apply high manual
pressure with the syringe.
Note: The sample is the undiluted form of the mixture that
you may have analyzed to set up the method.
Note: See the “Isolera User Manual” (P/N 411829) for
cartridge loading capacity.
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9. When you have finished loading the sample, press Close and
reconnect the cartridge inlet tubing to the cartridge’s inlet.
10.Start the gradient run by pressing Gradient . While the
purification is running, one graph displays the programmed
gradient and the other a dynamic chromatogram. The
signals for the selected wavelength(s) and/or m/z-ratios are
displayed in the chromatogram. An absorbance spectrum for
the whole UV detector range can be viewed in the gradient
view by pressing the Show λ button. The gradient is then
displayed in the chromatogram.
11. When the run is finished, press Show Report to view and/or
print a report. It is also possible to save the report as a PDF
file on a connected USB memory device.
Figure 14. The sample to be analyzed should be injected into the
DIRECT INJECT port in a slow steady flow when prompted by the
Mass Analysis Wizard.
Run the Purification
1. Load the cartridge and collection rack(s) that you want to use.
2. Ensure that a sufficient quantity of the correct solvent
is present in each solvent reservoir and that the waste
reservoirs have the sufficient capacity for the run.
3. Press Run. The Run Parameters dialog opens.
4. If you are using a system with four cartridge positions,
select the cartridge position to be used ( ).
5. Select the rack position(s) to be used (
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Figure 15. While a purification is running, the programmed gradient
and a dynamic chromatogram are displayed. The chromatogram can be
magnified, dragged to the desired position, etc.
Unload a Purification
Warning
Handle chemical and liquid waste according to the Safety
Data Sheets and local/national guidelines on laboratory safety
procedures.
6. Press Equilibrate . The system starts the equilibration
and switches to the Status tab where the progress can be
monitored.
1. If necessary, empty the cartridge of remaining solvents and
pressure by using the air flush and purge features at the
Setup tab. For instructions, press Help.
7. When the equilibration is finished, press Load Sample to
enable sample injection. The Load Sample dialog opens.
2. If you are using a system with four cartridge positions and
the system is processing, press Pause.
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3. Unload the cartridge. To avoid leakage, plug the cartridge’s
inlet and outlet fittings and couple the inlet and outlet tubes
together.
4. Unload the rack(s) used by the run. Allocated racks are
listed at the Allocated heading at the Status tab.
5. To clear the cartridge and rack positions in the software,
press Remove.
6. If necessary, empty the waste reservoirs.
7. To resume processing of queued runs (see step 2 above),
press Resume....
Access Result Records
2. Turn off Isolera One/Four:
i. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
ii. Press Shut Down in main menu and then Yes to confirm.
The Mass Detector dialog opens.
iii. If you want to vent the mass detector to atmospheric
pressure, press Vent. Otherwise, press Leave On.
iv. When the message “It is now safe to turn off the system”
appears on the screen, turn off Isolera One/Four. The
power switch is located underneath the touch screen.
3. Turn off Isolera Dalton Nanolink using the power switch
located at the rear.
Purifications that are processed on the system are stored as
individual records in the system’s database and can be found at
the Results tab. For more information, refer to the “Isolera User
Manual” or press Help to access the online help.
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Figure 16. Two result reports are available for each purification:
1) an archive report with the selected spectrogram from the mass analysis
(if available), purification details, a chromatogram, a 3D absorbance
spectrum for the whole detector range, and TLC data (if entered), and
2) a fraction report.
Shut Down the System
We recommend that you keep the mass detector turned on for
regular use. For longer periods of inactivity or storage, please
follow the instructions in the “Shut Down the System (Not for
Daily Operation)” section on page 5. The instructions below
describe the procedure for shutting down after a working day.
1. If the mass detector is not planned to be used for 12 hours
or more, always flush the mass detector and Isolera Dalton
Nanolink tubing with neutral solvent (makeup solvent)
and methanol or similar (Isolera solvent) to e.g. prevent
blockages in the spraychip and vac-chip. For instructions, see
the “Flush the Mass Detector Tubing” section on page 15.
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Maintenance
Maintenance
Please also refer to the “Isolera Dalton System Care Guide”
document (P/N UI320).
3. Select the Mass Detector tab.
Replace External Tubing
5. Select the Isolera Solvent (B) text box and select the Isolera
solvent to be used.
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Note: All tube types, dimensions, and lengths are essential
for the performance of the system. Only replace tubes with the
equivalent tubes supplied by Biotage.
1. Shut down the system as described on page 5.
4. Select the Makeup Solvent (A) text box in the Flush Tubing and
Mass Detector field and select the makeup solvent to be used.
6. Press  Start Flush and wait for the system to finish the
flush. A status field and progress bar in the right-hand panel
indicates the progress.
2. Replace damaged tubing.
3. Verify that tubes are assembled and inserted correctly; see
the “Verify the System Setup” section on page 9.
Sonicate Solvent Inlet Filters
The solvent inlet filter is installed on the end of each solvent
inlet line on Isolera Dalton Nanolink (P/N 413460SP, inlet lines
and filters) and Isolera One/Four (P/N 412720SP, filters). These
filters should be cleaned (sonicated) or replaced every 1000
hours of operation or every 12 months, whichever comes first.
Clean the Exterior
Warning
Always disconnect the equipment from the mains supply before
cleaning the exterior surfaces to avoid the risk of electric shock.
Figure 17. At the Mass Detector tab, it is possible to flush the mass
detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink tubing.
1. Shut down the system as described on page 5.
2. Disconnect the power cords from the power outlets.
3. Clean the exterior surfaces of the mass detector and Isolera
Dalton Nanolink using a soft and clean cloth. The cloth can
be dry or lightly dampened with 10% aqueous isopropyl
alcohol. After cleaning, wipe dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
4. To clean the touch screen and the exterior of Isolera One/
Four, see the “Maintenance” section in the “Isolera User
Manual” (P/N 411829).
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Maintenance of Isolera
Dalton Mass Detector
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Flush the Mass Detector Tubing
To prevent blockage of the mass detector when cancelling a
run, we recommend that you empty the internal tubing of the
previous solvent using the flush feature.
1. Verify that the waste reservoirs are in place; see the “Verify
the System Setup” section on page 9.
2. In the chemistry mode, select the Setup tab in the righthand panel.
Figure 18. At the Maintenance tab in the system mode, it is possible to
calibrate the mass detector, clean or replace a vac-chip or spraychip , and
reset the counter for the active splitter switches after replacing the rotor
seal and stator face assembly.
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Maintenance
Calibrate Isolera Dalton Mass Detector
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If the mass accuracy is not within ± 0.7 m/z, the mass detector
may need to be recalibrated.
Required: The calibration kit supplied with the mass detector
(P/N 413715), at least 500 µl filtered calibration solution (see
step 1 below), and at least 500 µl filtered cleaning solution
(1:1 methanol–water).
1. Prepare the calibration solution:
i. Mix 50 ml of HPLC grade water with 50 ml of HPLC grade
2-propanol.
ii. Dissolve 100 mg of sodium formate for HPLC (≥99.0%
Fluka 17841) in the solution.
iii. Filter the sodium formate solution through a 0.22 μm
PTFE or nylon based syringe filter.
iv. Mark the solution with one month expiry date.
7. Infuse at least 150 μl of the syringe solution through the
spraychip at 10 μl/min until it is completely saturated. The
solution will drip off the end of the spraychip.
8. Remove the spraychip from the DFI.
9. Gently blow dry the spraychip with compressed air or
nitrogen.
10.Leave the spraychip for a few hours to dry completely. The
spraychip should now be clean and ready for use. If the
spraychip looks visually degraded or you have any queries,
please contact Biotage 1-Point Support before using the
spraychip.
11. Put the spraychip back into the mass detector by following
the rest of the steps in the spraychip Replacement Wizard.
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Note: If an increased delay is observed when using the
cleaned spraychip, clean it again. If the delay continues to be
unacceptable, the spraychip must be replaced.
2. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
3. Press System. The Select User dialog opens.
4. Select your user name and press OK.
5. If your account is password-protected, the Password dialog
opens. Enter your password and press OK.
6. Select the Maintenance tab.
7. Press Calibrate in the Mass Detector field and follow the
instructions appearing on the screen.
Clean the spraychip
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The spraychip may become blocked or dirty over time. If the
spray current displays a red value during a mass detector
function test, you may need to clean or replace the spraychip.
Warning
Figure 19. The setup for cleaning the spraychip . The syringe pump,
syringe, and direct flow interface are included in the calibration kit.
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Handle chemical and liquid waste according to the Safety
Data Sheets and local/national guidelines on laboratory safety
procedures.
Replace the spraychip
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Required: HPLC grade methanol and water, a lint free tissue, and
the calibration kit supplied with the mass detector (P/N 413715).
The spraychip may become blocked or dirty over time. If the
spray current displays a red value during a mass detector
function test, you may need to clean or replace the spraychip.
1. Start the spraychip Replacement Wizard; see “Clean the
spraychip ” above.
Required: Powder-free gloves and a spraychip (P/N 413711SP).
2. Follow the instructions appearing on the screen. When the
spraychip has been removed, clean it as described in steps 3
to 10 below.
2. Press System. The Select User dialog opens.
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1. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
3. Select your user name and press OK.
3. Fill the syringe included in the calibration kit with a 1:1
mixture of HPLC grade methanol and water with no additives.
4. If your account is password-protected, the Password dialog
opens. Enter your password and press OK.
4. Set up the syringe pump, syringe, and direct flow interface
(included in the calibration kit) as shown in Figure 19 below.
5. Select the Maintenance tab.
5. Screw the spraychip to be cleaned into the direct flow
interface (DFI) and tighten the grub screw.
6. Press Replace spraychip in the Mass Detector field and
follow the instructions appearing on the screen.
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6. Place the DFI on a lint free tissue on a flat surface.
Note: Do not put the DFI into the mass detector.
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Maintenance
Clean the vac-chip
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A vac-chip blockage may be indicated by 1) a low pressure
reading of the ion guide (IG) vacuum or 2) a low mass detector
signal when running a mass detector function test (signal).
Clean or replace the vac-chip.
Warning
• Handle chemical and liquid waste according to the Safety
Data Sheets and local/national guidelines on laboratory safety
procedures.
• Appropriate safety precautions must be taken when using a
ultra sonic bath; see the manufacturer’s instructions.
13.Place the vac-chip in the oven at 75°C for 30 minutes to
completely dry it. The vac-chip should now be clean and
ready for use. If the vac-chip looks visually degraded or
you have any queries, please contact Biotage 1-Point
Support before using the vac-chip.
Note: If an oven is not available, place the vac-chip
on a lint free tissue and leave it for a few hours to dry
completely.
14.Put the vac-chip back into the mass detector by following
the rest of the steps in the vac-chip Replacement Wizard.
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Replace the vac-chip
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Required: A clean test tube with an inner diameter of 20 mm
(supplied with the mass detector, P/N 413890SP), a pair of flat
tweezers (supplied with the mass detector), an ultra-sonic bath,
a petri dish, deionized water, methanol, and acetonitrile.
A vac-chip blockage may be indicated by 1) a low pressure
reading of the ion guide (IG) vacuum or 2) a low mass detector
signal when running a mass detector function test (signal).
Clean or replace the vac-chip.
1. Start the vac-chip Replacement Wizard; see “Replace the
spraychip ” above.
Required: Powder-free gloves and a vac-chip (P/N 413712SP).
You also need the pair of tweezers, flat headed screwdriver,
Allen key, and dust cover supplied with the mass detector.
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2. Follow the instructions appearing on the screen. When the
vac-chip has been removed, clean it as described in steps 3
to 13 below.
3. Prepare a small ultrasonic bath in a fume hood. Fill the bath
with room temperature water.
4. Hold the test tube horizontally and carefully place the
vac-chip just inside the brim of the tube.
Note: Always use a clean test tube with an inner diameter of
20 mm to avoid damaging the vac-chip. Three are supplied
with the mass detector.
1. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
2. Press System. The Select User dialog opens.
3. Select your user name and press OK.
4. If your account is password-protected, the Password
dialog opens. Enter your password and press OK.
5. Select the Maintenance tab.
6. Press Replace vac-chip in the Mass Detector field and
follow the instructions appearing on the screen.
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5. Slowly raise the test tube to allow the vac-chip to slowly
slide down to the bottom of the tube.
6. Pour enough HPLC grade water into the test tube to cover the
vac-chip.
7. Place the test tube in a suitable rack in the ultrasonic bath
and sonicate for 10 minutes.
Note: Do not heat the ultrasonic bath.
8. Remove the test tube from the bath and carefully pour out
most of the liquid without removing the vac-chip.
9. Repeat steps 6 to 8 with HPLC grade acetonitrile.
10.Repeat steps 6 to 8 with HPLC grade methanol.
11. Gently tip the vac-chip into a shallow petri dish or onto a lint
free tissue.
12.Carefully pick up the
vac-chip using a pair of flat,
plastic tweezers, by pinching
either side of the larger
metal SHIM, and gently
blow dry the vac-chip with
compressed air or nitrogen.
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Maintenance
Maintenance of Isolera Dalton Nanolink
Required: Maintenance kit for the active splitter (P/N 413714SP).
Leakage at the Direct Injection Port
1. Replace the rotor seal and stator face assembly using
the maintenance kit supplied by Biotage (P/N 413714SP).
Instructions are provided in the kit.
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If the needle port (A) for direct injection is leaking during
sample injection, replace it (P/N 413487SP).
If the needle port (A) is leaking when the Isolera pump is
running, the check valve (C) may need to be cleaned or
replaced. To clean, unscrew the direct injection port assembly
(see Figure 20 below) and inject a cleaning solution that is
appropriate for the residues using the 250 µl syringe supplied
with Isolera Dalton Nanolink. If necessary, unscrew and clean
the check valve (C) using an ultra-sonic bath. If this does not
solve the problem, replace the check valve (P/N 413480SP).
Note: Ensure that system is not processing before removing the
needle port or check valve.
2. Reset the counter for the active splitter switches:
i. Press Main Menu in the right-hand panel.
ii. Press System. The Select User dialog opens.
iii. Select your user name and press OK.
iv. If your account is password-protected, the Password
dialog opens. Enter your password and press OK.
v. Select the Maintenance tab.
vi. Press Reset Active Splitter Switches in the Mass
Detector field.
Replace the Microfilter
If high back pressure is detected in the makeup pump lines, and
the High Makeup Flow Pressure dialog appears, the microfilter
is probably partially clogged and needs to be replaced.
C
Note: The filter unit contains methanol.
B
1. Ensure that the system is not
processing.
A
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Figure 20. The direct injection port assembly: needle port (A), adapter (B),
and check valve (C).
Flush the Isolera Dalton Nanolink Tubing
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Never leave Isolera Dalton Nanolink with DCM. Flush the mass
detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink tubing with neutral solvent
(makeup solvent) and methanol or similar (Isolera solvent) as
described in “Flush the Mass Detector Tubing” on page 15.
Replace the Rotor Seal and Stator Face
Assembly in the Active Splitter
If the splitter valve leaks
between the stator and
stator ring or from a port,
the rotor seal and stator
face assembly may have
been damaged by abrasive
particles in the sample and/
or the makeup solvents, and
need to be replaced.
The rotor seal and stator
face assembly also have
to be replaced when the
active splitter has switched
more than 1 million times.
The user will be alerted at
system startup.
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2. Disconnect the filter unit (A)
from Isolera Dalton Nanolink by
loosening the peek nut (B) and
then pulling the filter unit out.
B
A
3. Carefully open the filter unit
and remove the microfilter (C).
4. Insert a new microfilter and
reassemble the filter unit,
turning it clockwise. Ensure
that the peek tube (D) is
sticking out of the ferrule a
few millimeters.
C
5. Reattach the filter unit to
Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
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Body
Shaft Assembly
Rotor Seal
Stator Ring
Stator Face
Assembly
6. Perform a mass detector
function test for approximately
D
1 minute; see instructions
on page 10. The pressure
should remain at a low level
throughout the test, preferably between 2 and 5 bar. If the
pressure is still high, the stator face assembly may need to
be replaced (see instructions above).
Stator
Maintenance of Isolera One
and Isolera Four
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See the “Maintenance” section in the “Isolera User Manual”
(P/N 411829).
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Stator Screws
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Please also refer to the “Isolera Dalton System Care Guide”
document (P/N UI320).
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Leaks
Warning
Mass Detector Function Test
If the system is malfunctioning, we recommend that you perform
a mass detector function test as described on page 10. See
below some actions for flow, pressure, and signal errors.
Flow, Pressure, and Signal Errors
If there is no spray current during a method run or mass detector
function test, there could be an issue with the flow to the mass
detector or a blockage in the spraychip. This may also pop up as
an error dialog with the text “LOW SPRAY CURRENT” or “FAULT”.
Verify that there is a flow to your mass detector by observing
droplets from the waste outlet tube during a mass detector
function test (signal or baseline). If droplets are observed
but there is still no spray current, replace the spraychip as
described on page 16.
If the mass signal during a method run or a mass detector
function test appears very unstable, it may indicate air in the
tubing. Flush the mass detector and Isolera Dalton Nanolink
tubing (see page 15) or prime the makeup solvent inlets (see
page 10).
If a low mass signal is observed during a mass detector
function test (signal), this may indicate a blocked or partially
blocked vac-chip. Clean or replace the vac-chip as described on
page 16.
The makeup flow pressure normally operates between 2.0 and
6.5 bar. If the makeup flow pressure is:
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Lower than 2 bar when the makeup pump is running,
this may indicate leakage or malfunctioning
check valves in Isolera Dalton Nanolink.
Please contact Biotage 1-Point Support.
Higher than 6.5 bar, this may indicate a microfilter
blockage. Replace the microfilter as described in the
High Makeup Flow Pressure dialog that appears or on
page 18. If this does not solve the problem, the stator
face assembly may need to be replaced (see page 18).
Do not wipe away any excess solvent from the cartridge surface as
the process of wiping can generate additional static charge.
If a leakage is detected, immediately turn off the Isolera system
and disconnect the power cord from the power outlet.
If the leakage is clearly located to the connections or the
external tubing of Isolera Dalton Nanolink, replace the relevant
tubing. Only use spare parts and accessories from Biotage.
If the needle port for direct injection is leaking during sample
injection, replace it (P/N 413487SP).
If the needle port for direct injection is leaking when the Isolera
pump is running, the check valve (P/N 413480SP) may need to
be cleaned or replaced. See “Leakage at the Direct Injection
Port” on page 18.
If leakage is detected on the Isolera Dalton Nanolink tray, or
via the drain tube connected to the tray, then the leak is likely
located inside Isolera Dalton Nanolink. Please contact Biotage
1-Point Support.
If the splitter valve leaks between the stator and stator ring (see
image on page 18) or from a port, the rotor seal and stator
face assembly may have been damaged by abrasive particles in
the sample and/or the makeup solvents. Replace the rotor seal
and stator face assembly using the maintenance kit supplied
by Biotage (P/N 413714SP). Instructions are provided in the kit.
When done, reset the counter for active splitter switches as
described on page 18.
If the leakage is detected on Isolera One/Four, see the “Leaks”
section in the “Isolera User Manual” (P/N 411829).
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Troubleshooting of Isolera
One and Isolera Four
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See the “Troubleshooting” section in the “Isolera User Manual”
(P/N 411829).
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If the mass detector vacuum pressure is outside the specifications
(see below), this may indicate a vac-chip blockage or vacuum
leakage in the mass detector. Clean or replace the vac-chip as
described on page 16 or contact Biotage 1-Point Support.
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IG (ion guide) vacuum: approx. 1 x 10 Torr in
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running mode and 1 x 10 Torr in standby mode.
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AQ (analytical quadrupole) vacuum: < 5 x 10 Torr. This value
will decrease the longer the system is left under vacuum.
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Hints and Tips
Hints and Tips
Some Commonly Quoted Volatile Additives and Buffers
Recommended
Volatile Additive or Buffer
Empirical Formula
pKa
Formic acid
HCOOH
3.8
Ammonium hydroxide
NH4OH
9.2
Commonly Observed Adduct Ions From Buffer Additives (at 50 V)
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Mass of Adduct Ion
Source of Adduct Ion
Formula of Adduct Ion
M+59
Acetic acid
[M+CH3COO]-
M+35/37
Chlorinated solvent
[M+Cl]-
M+18
Ammonia
[M+NH4]+
M+23
Sodium salt
[M+Na]+
M+39
Potassium salt
[M+K]+
M+42
Acetonitrile
[M+CH3CNH]+
M+33
Methanol
[M+CH3OH2]+
M+19
Water
[M+H3O]+
M+45
Formic acid
[M+HCOO]-
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General Information
General Information
Consumables and Accessories
Only genuine Biotage consumables and accessories must be
used in the system. To order consumables and accessories, see
contact information on the back of this document or visit our
website www.biotage.com. Accessories that may be necessary
for the “Maintenance” section in this document are listed below.
Manufacturers
Microsaic Systems plc for Biotage Sweden AB
(Isolera Dalton Mass Detector)
PartnerTech Åtvidaberg AB for Biotage Sweden AB
(Isolera One, Isolera Four, and Isolera Dalton Nanolink)
Part no.
Description
Contact Us
413460SP
Solvent inlet tubing with inlet filters for Isolera Dalton
Nanolink, qty 3
414632SP
Split flow interface (SFI) with tubing, qty 1
413875SP
External tubing kit for Isolera Dalton Nanolink, qty 1
of each tube. 413460SP and 413741SP (see above) is
not included
Biotage Sweden AB
Box 8
SE-751 03 Uppsala
SWEDEN
413480SP
External check valve for the direct injection port, qty 2
413483SP
Microfilter holder with filter, qty 1
413484SP
Microfilter, qty 5
413487SP
Needle port for direct injection, qty 2
413710SP
250 µl gastight syringe, qty 1
413711SP
spraychip, qty 1
413712SP
vac-chip, qty 1
413714SP
Maintenance kit for the active splitter, qty 3
413715
Calibration kit for Isolera Dalton Mass Detector, qty 1
413743SP
Direct flow interface (DFI), qty 1
413890SP
Tubes, 20 x 150 mm, for cleaning the vac-chip, qty 3
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www.biotage.com.
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