Volatile Compound Analysis: Automated SIFT-MS

Conventional laboratory volatile compound analysis typically utilizes chromatography-based techniques, which are slow and frequently require extensive sample preparation. By utilizing ultra-soft chemical ionization (USCI), SIFT-MS provides direct, rapid sample analysis with no or minimal sample prep required. When coupled with autosampler technology, SIFT-MS yields very high sample throughputs (in excess of 100 samples per hour), including for challenging compounds like ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrogen sulfide.

Very high-throughput headspace and gas analysis provides new opportunities for both contract and R&D laboratories serving a range of industries, from environmental analysis to food testing to pharma.

Applications include:

• Simple, automated aldehyde analysis in air and headspace
• Residual solvent analysis in packaging and pharmaceuticals
• Residual monomer