SHIMADZU: Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments recently announced the release of its GCMS-TQ8050 triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. The instrument’s newly designed high-sensitivity detector reportedly offers an instrument detection limit (IDL) approximately 10 times more sensitive than the current system, enabling reliable detection of femtogram-level (parts per quadrillion) concentrations of trace components. It also has improved long-term stability due to high amplification levels and reduced noise levels.
The GCMS-TQ8050 system also features a new turbomolecular pump and high-efficiency collision cell to further enable a variety of high-sensitivity analyses. Since the new pump offers higher evacuation efficiency, a more stable vacuum system can reportedly maintain high vacuum levels even during multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) analysis using a collision gas. The company’s UFsweeper™ technology reportedly helps to conduct MRM analysis speeds up to 800 transitions per second. A high-efficiency ion source also creates maximum 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.
Two technologies, Smart MRM® and Smart Database, enable the GCMS-TQ8050 to achieve high accuracy data results. With the Smart MRM function, analysts reportedly 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 optimized methods can be created without having to evaluate analytical conditions. LabSolutions Insight software also provides analysts with multi-analyte data review, color-coded quantitative flags, and a status review function. These processing features allow users to review, record, and report analysis results faster and with higher accuracy.
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