Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

 

Since its first bench-top gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) was sold in 1979, Shimadzu has been a leader in design innovations, such as our front access ion source, high efficiency ion optics, 20,000 u/second scan speed, and post-quadrupole focusing lenses. Together, these innovations provide unparalleled instrument performance and simplified operation and maintenance. Shimadzu offers a comprehensive series of GC-MS and GC-MS/MS instruments for every application.
 
With the launch of the NX Series of GC-MS and GC-MS/MS instruments, Shimadzu has raised performance levels to new heights. And, with outstanding functionality, a variety of smart features, easy maintenance, and intuitive software, these GC-MS systems provide more efficient workflows, greater uptime, and reduced costs for higher productivity and better ROI for any laboratory.
 

Single Quadrupole GC-MS Instruments

GCMS-QP2020 NX

A large-capacity differential exhaust turbomolecular pump and a high-performance flow controller ensure that the utmost in sensitivity is obtained under all conditions used for GC. This sensitivity combined with high-speed analysis capabilities helps maximize laboratory efficiency by reducing analysis times.

GCMS-QP2010 SE

The GCMS-QP2010 SE, featuring a scan speed of 10.000 u/second, is a cost-effective, production workhorse GC-MS that can meet the most demanding requirements of any challenging, high-throughput laboratory environment.

Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS Instruments

GCMS-TQ8050 NX

Equipped with a new, highly efficient detector and three forms of noise-reduction technologies, the GCMS-TQ8050 NX is capable of performing unprecedented quantitative GC-MS analyses of ultra-trace amounts, down to the femtogram level, with reduced long-term operational costs and greater uptime.

GCMS-TQ8040 NX

Incorporating numerous Smart features, the GCMS-TQ8040 NX enables highly sensitive simultaneous GC-MS analysis of multiple components, achieves superior productivity through dedication to efficiency, and supports easy creation of methods and data analysis, making this universal triple quadrupole GC-MS applicable in any field.

GC-MS Sample Introduction Options

AOC-20 Liquid Sample Injection System

There is automation to fit any budget. The AOC-20i autoinjector can be used for a few samples or many when combined with the AOC-20s autosampler carousel.

AOC-6000 Multifunctional Autosampler

With automated pretreatment and the ability to switch between three GC/MS sample injection modes – liquid, headspace, and solid phase micro extraction – the AOC-6000 dramatically improves GCMS and GC analysis productivity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advanced Chromatography Techniques

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.

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.

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.

MDGC-2010

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.

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.

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

Software, Technical Information and Solutions 

GCMSsolution Software
LabSolutions Insight
Mass Spectral Libraries and Optional Software
CI, CI/NCI and SMCI Measurement
Boosted Efficiency Ion Source (BEIS)
Fundamentals of GC-MS

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