High-Throughput Analysis of Volatiles in Air, Polymers, Water and Soil, Using Direct MS

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High-Throughput Analysis of Volatiles in Air, Polymers, Water and Soil, Using Direct MS



  May 2, 2018

  USA 11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT, 15:00 GMT




Sample throughput is often a critical bottleneck for analysis of volatiles in the contract testing or research laboratory. Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a form of direct mass spectrometry that provides real-time detection of volatile organic compounds and many inorganic gases to sub-part-per-billion concentrations (by volume; ppbv) without preconcentration, derivatization or drying. Automation of SIFT-MS creates a high-throughput analytical tool that addresses these throughput challenges.

In this webinar, we demonstrate the advantages of applying automated SIFT-MS to analysis of volatiles in diverse matrices, from air to the headspace of polymers, soil, and water. Formaldehyde and the BTEX compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and the xylenes) will be utilized in various case studies. For the first time with direct MS, we present a calibration approach that enables speciation of ethylbenzene from the xylenes in real time.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • The fundamentals of the SIFT-MS technique, including its operating principles and performance characteristics
  • About the throughput gains achievable with SIFT-MS for diverse matrices: air, polymers, soil, and water
  • How application of multiple rapidly switchable reagent ions can differentiate ethylbenzene from the xylenes in real time

Who Should Attend

  • Laboratory managers / directors
  • Chromatographers analyzing volatile organic compounds
  • Environmental engineers and scientists
  • New product developers (engineers and scientists)
  • Those seeking to obtain competitive advantage through delivering faster broad-spectrum gas and headspace analysis


Dr. Mark Perkins, Ph.D.,
Senior Applications Scientist,
Anatune Limited
Dr. Vaughan Langford, Ph.D.,
Director of Applications and Marketing,
Syft Technologies


Alexander Taylor,
Assistant Editor,