Triple Quadrupole GCMS Achieves Sensitivity Down to Femtogram Level
12 Oct 2016
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the GCMS-TQ8050 triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, designed to achieve new levels of sensitivity, durability, performance, stability and reliability.
The instrument’s high-sensitivity detector features an instrument detection limit (IDL) which is approximately ten times more sensitive than the current system, enabling reliable detection of femtogram-level (parts per quadrillion) concentrations of trace components. Coupled with improved long-term stability due to high amplification levels and reduced noise levels, the GCMS-TQ8050 is suitable for analysts who require the most reliable trace analysis results. This includes analysis of extremely small quantities of dioxin in foods and the environment, POPs components, endocrine disrupting chemicals, impurities in pharmaceuticals, and banned drugs in hair samples.
Turbomolecular pump and high-efficiency collision cell to enable a wide variety of high-sensitivity analyses.Higher evacuation efficiency of the pump means that the vacuum system can maintain high vacuum levels - even during MRM analysis using a collision gas.
Proprietary UFsweeper technology helps conduct MRM analysis speeds up to 800 transitions per second.
High-efficiency ion source creates maximum possible sensitivity and repeatability by generating and transmitting ions directly to the detector. Durable hardware, such as the ion source and long-life detector, reduce maintenance frequency and costs for long-term use.
Smart MRM and Smart Database enable high accuracy from method creation to data analysis. With the Smart MRM function, analysts can automatically create methods with which data is acquired only during the elution time of the target components. Smart Database provides preregistered information about optimal transitions, meaning optimised methods can be created without having to evaluate analytical conditions.
LabSolutions Insight software provides multi-analyte data review, colour-coded quantitative flags, and a status review function.