ABRF's GC-MS SystemThe ABRF's GC-MS is a Thermo Scientific Trace GC Ultra-DSQ II system. The DSQ II mass spectrometer features a dual-stage, single-quadrupole design.

This instrument is a latest generation GC-MS and was installed in late 2006. It is fitted with a dual-capability ionisation source that can operate in Electron Impact (EI) or Chemical Ionisation (CI) modes. 

EI is the most common ionisation mode used for GC-MS applications. The mass range of the DSQ II is 1 to 1050u. Additionally, this system is equipped with a liquids and headspace autosampler.

Searching against mass spectral libraries (databases) for compound identification and/or confirmation is possible using the installed libraries (NIST 2008, NIST RI, Wiley 8th, Fiehn Metabolomics, Max Planck GOLM, and many others).

What applications/analyses is GC-MS suitable for?

GC-MS is ideally suited to the analysis of many small molecular weight organic and inorganic compounds. These include:

  • amino acids
  • steroids
  • volatile & semi-volatile organics
  • organic acids
  • sugars
  • explosive compounds
  • fatty acids & triglycerides
  • pesticides & herbicides
  • petrochemical / hydrocarbons
  • lipids
  • pharmaceutical/nutraceutical
  • forensics

Equipment Contact

(Analysis of sub-1000DA organic and inorganic substances)
ABRF - LS4.18Tony Rothkirch
T: (02) 492 17813

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