Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical technique that combines gas-chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) to identify unknown substances or contaminants.

Shimadzu is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gas chromatograph mass spectrometers. Shimadzu's GC-MS instruments boast ultra-high sensitivity and high efficiency, and are designed to maximize lab productivity while minimizing environmental impact.

We offer a comprehensive GC-MS product lineup for every application, from our triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS (GCMS-TQ8040 NX and GCMS-TQ8050 NX) to our single quadrupole GC-MS (GCMS-QP2020 NX), along with a variety of accessories and software to enhance your GC/MS analysis.

Product Lineup


Enhanced Sensitivity To maximize the...


Smart Performance Equipped with an ion source...


Provides Higher Sensitivity and Reduces Operational Costs A large-...


Advanced Standard Model with Benefit of Economy...


GCMSsolution Workstation Software for GCMS-QP2010 Series...


The MDGC-2010 System uses the new and innovative technique of Multiple-heart-...

Solution System Packages

AOC Series Auto Injectors and Auto Samplers

Shimadzu offers a liquid autosampler for every price point and sample capacity need. The liquid autosamplers dramatically improve the work efficiency and reliability of GC analysis. No matter your budget or total sample count there is an autosampler combination to fit all laboratory needs.

AOC-6000 Plus

The AOC-6000 Plus Multifunctional Autosampler enables various syringes injections, including liquid injection, headspace (HS) injection, and solid-phase microextraction (SPME) injection. The automatic syringe exchange RTC (Robotic Tool Changer) function enables continuous sample injection using different syringes. By combining with the Twin Line MS system, different analytical methods such as SPME and HS can be performed continuously without changing the column.

Optic-4 Multimode Inlet

Offering multiple modes of injection including ultra-fast heating and large-volume injection, the Optic-4 can easily accommodate a wide variety of applications.

HS-20 Headspace Injection System

With both loop and loop/trap models, the HS-20 dedicated headspace sampler is an optimal solution for analyzing a wide range of volatile organic components (VOC) in a variety of sample matrices. Perfect for use with either GC or GC-MS.

Frontier Lab Pyrolyzer

Not all GC and GCMS samples can be liquid or gas, sometimes solids like plastics need to be analyzed. Using the PY-3030 operators can characterize virtually any organic material, from biomass to synthetic polymers using single- or dual-stage pyrolysis. The system comes equipped to run multiple techniques including Evolved Gas (EGA), Single-shot Analysis (PY) and many more.

TD-30 Thermal Desorption Unit

The TD-30 is the optimal solution for gas and materials analysis. Its outstanding processing ability and excellent expandability provides strong support for all types of analysis, for example measuring air quality in buildings, VOC of interior car materials or even odors in packaging.

Nexis SCD-2030

The Nexis™ SCD-2030 is a next-generation sulfur chemiluminescence detection system.

Switching Detector System

This Gas Chromatograph uses a switching element at the column outlet to direct separated target compounds into multiple, appropriate detectors without a loss in sensitivity.

Backflushing System

The backflush gas chromatography system discharges high-boiling point components efficiently through the injection port split vent to reduce analysis time, and prevent column deterioration and detector contamination.

Heart-Cut System

The heart cutting system uses two chromatographic columns with different separation characteristics to separate specific compounds from complex original samples for quantitation. It can achieve high separation analysis which cannot be achieved
 by single chromatographic column.

Detector Splitting System

This system splits compounds eluting from an analytical column to multiple detectors to obtain multiple chromatograms, saving laboratories time and money.

Comprehensive GCxGC System

Shimadzu’s GC x GC offers about 10 times greater peak capacity of conventional one-dimensional chromatography, allowing separation of overlapping peaks based on differences in polarity.


The multi dimensional heart cutting gas chromatography system, incorporates a “multi Deans switch” The “multi Deans switch” greatly increases separation power and simplifies the normally difficult separation and quantification of compounds in complex, multi-component samples.

Direct Sample Inlet System

The DI-2010 Direct Inlet System allows a sample to be introduced directly into the ion source without passing through a GC column. This is an effective method for measuring the mass spectra of synthetic compounds.

GC/MS CI , CI/NCI and SMCI Measurement

CI is a softer ionization method than EI, fragmentation is less likely to occur, so molecular weight information is more readily obtained. Negative chemical ionization (NCI) or negative ion chemical ionization (NICI) enables selectively measuring, with ultra high sensitivity, chemical substances with an electron affinity, such as chlorine-based compounds.

Twin Line MS System

The Twin Line MS System provides an innovative approach to productivity improvement for users who need to run multiple applications with different capillary columns on a GC-MS or GC-MS/MS system.

Boosted efficiency ion source (BEIS)

As the capabilities of GC-MS/MS equipment have improved in recent years, it has come to be used for analysis of toxic compounds such as POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants). Equipment sensitivity is of great importance for the analysis of low concentrations of these highly-toxic compounds,.
The BEIS (Boosted Efficiency Ion Source) maximizes ionization efficiency through optimizing the focal point of the electron beam in EI ionization. This achieves 4 times the sensitivity of previous ion sources, allowing reliable analyses of low concentrations that until now have not been possible. This is effective for analyzing POPs in environmental samples.


Database Libraries

GCMS webinars 

Hydrogen and nitrogen as inexhaustible and cost efficient alternative to helium carrier gas in GCMS analysis. 
Helium Save it or Swap it - GCMS 

GC & GCMS Consumables 


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