Applications GC-APII Sourcs

Unknown ID in Metabolomics

GC-MS is one of the few standard techniques in metabolomic analysis. In recent years the combination of gas chromatography and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) with high resolution mass spectrometry techniques has proven to be an important additional tool for the analysis of highly complex mixtures of natural products from plants and body fluids. While standard GC-EI-MS is based on the availability of mass spectral libraries, GC-APCI allows the assignment and identification of unknown metabolites. GC-APCI II has arrived with improved performance, lower background and higher sensitivity; opening a new dimension in the analysis of metabolomic samples.


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) are ubiquitous in the environment and many of them are considered to be carcinogenic. The analysis of these compounds at low concentrations is therefore an important task in environmental and food analysis.

Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) in combination with high resolution mass spectrometry techniques opens a new dimension in terms of sensitivity. APCI can be used in combination with GC and LC separation to cover the whole range of PAHs.


Forensic Analysis

The broad applicability of Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) mass spectrometry enhances the analysis of forensic samples. The combination of GC-APCI II with a high resolution TOF mass spectrometer enables confident verification in drug analysis and additionally supports the identification of street drug additives and pain killers as well as drug degradation products.


Pesticide Analysis

Pesticide analysis is an analytical challenge in environmental chemistry and in food control. Compared to traditional MRM monitoring the GC-APCI II source connected to a high resolution TOF provides new insights into pesticide analysis; combining broad band screening analysis with selective and sensitive detection of target analytes. GC-APCI II assists in finding new compounds and identifying unknowns in your samples.


For Research Use Only. Not for Use in Clinical Diagnostic Procedures.