Conventional laboratory analysis of volatile compounds typically utilizes chromatography-based techniques, which are slow and frequently require extensive sample preparation. By utilizing soft chemical ionization, SIFT-MS provides direct, rapid sample analysis with no or minimal sample prep required. When coupled with autosampler technology, SIFT-MS yields very high sample throughputs (in excess of 100 samples per hour), including for challenging compounds like ammonia, formaldehyde, and hydrogen sulfide.
Very high-throughput headspace and gas analysis provides new opportunities for both contract and R&D laboratories serving a range of industries, from environmental analysis to food testing to pharma. Applications include:
•Simple, automated aldehyde analysis in air and headspace
•Residual solvent analysis in packaging and pharmaceuticals
•Residual monomer analysis in polymers.
Dr. Vaughan Langford, Ph. D.,
Director of Applications and Marketing,
Dr. Mark Perkins, Ph. D.,
Senior Applications Chemist,