Sample throughput is often a critical bottleneck for analysis of volatiles in the contract testing or research laboratory. SIFT-MS is a form of direct mass spectrometry (DMS) that provides real-time detection of VOCs and many inorganic gases to sub-part-per-billion concentrations (by volume; ppbV), without requiring preconcentration, derivatization or drying. Automation of SIFT-MS creates a high-throughput analytical tool that addresses these throughput challenges.
In this webinar, we demonstrate the advantages of using automated SIFT-MS to analyze volatiles in diverse matrices: from air samples to the headspace of polymers, soil and water samples. Formaldehyde and the BTEX compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and the xylenes) will be utilized in various case studies. In addition, high-throughput thermal desorption-SIFT-MS and real-time thermal extraction-SIFT-MS are presented for the first time.