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Mass spectrometry

While formidable masses are comparatively easy to measure, molecules and small particles require advanced techniques, such as mass spectrometry. A flow of new applications have been developed in a variety of fields, ranging from pharmacokinetics and microbiology to chemical analytics and medical diagnostics to environmental and even space research, the instruments often being combined with chromatographic techniques and large databases. This special topic updates you on recent developments.

Companies Mass Spectrometry

Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany

Leading Manufacturer of Systems and Services for Field-flow Fractionation and Light Scattering used for the Characterization of Biopolymers, Macromolecules and Nanoparticles. Chromatography Supplies and Consumables for GPC, SEC, HPLC and CE. more

Labexchange - Die Laborgerätebörse GmbH, Germany

Laboratory and Analysis systems. As new. With guarantee. Labexchange is the leading provider of used laboratory and analytical equipment. For more than 28 years we stand for high technical reliability and comprehensive service. Users in analytical laboratories, the chemical and pharmaceutical ind more

Malvern Instruments GmbH, Germany

Malvern is a leading supplier of instrumentation systems that apply advanced technologies for the accurate characterization of particle and material properties. Malvern Instruments provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enable scientists and engineers more

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Products Mass Spectrometry

Outstanding Performance, Ultimate Productivity and Improved Confidence for GC–MS Analyses

With revolutionary Select-eV soft ionisation and powerful TOF-DS software, BenchTOF-Select delivers full sample characterisation in a single sequence more

Sophisticated Sample Preparation for MALDI-MS – the Tissue MALDI Sprayer from HTX Imaging

The most specialised technology on the market in the field of MALDI sample preparation offers the Tissue MALDI Sprayer, which is exclusively supplied by ERC, Riemerling. The outstanding feature of this special MALDI spotter is the patented spray technology more

New fields of application for GC/Q-TOF

Different modes of ionisation can be used to enhance the application range of the Q-TOF MS with its accurate mass information and high sensitivity more

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Software Mass Spectrometry

One Software Solution for GC, LC, IC and MS – Chromeleon 7.2 CDS Chromatography Data System

The new Chromeleon 7.2 CDS release is the first CDS that combines separation (GC/IC/LC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) in an enterprise environment more

Catalogs Mass Spectrometry

Solvents & Inorganics for Accurate, Brilliant Results

Analytical techniques such as Titration, Chromatography, and Spectroscopy are only as reliable as the quality of solvents and inorganics that you use more

Solutions for Mass Spectrometry. One Century of Expertise in One Compendium

Mass spectrometry is a well-established detection technique that can be coupled to various sample introduction techniques more

News Mass Spectrometry

  • Agilent Technologies Receives Multiple Awards at Scientific Conference in China

    Agilent Technologies announced that it received three awards at the Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments (ACCSI) 2017 in Nanjing, China. Agilent received the following awards: Green Product of the Year, Most Popular Scientific Instrument, and Most Influential Foreign Manufacturer. Thi more

  • The inner lives of molecules

    Quantum mechanics rules. It dictates how particles and forces interact, and thus how atoms and molecules work -- for example, what happens when a molecule goes from a higher-energy state to a lower-energy one. But beyond the simplest molecules, the details become very complex. "Quantum mechanics des more

  • Triboelectric nanogenerators boost mass spectrometry performance

    Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, researchers have harnessed these devices to improve the charging of molecules in a way that dramatically more

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Videos Mass Spectrometry

Analyzing Liquid and Solid Samples without Preparation

SIM developed a Direct Inlet Probe system (DIP) for fast screenings of liquid and solid samples, which so far could only be analyzed with mass spectrometry after sample preparation and chromatographic separation. In combination with high-resolution mass spectrometers by Agilent, Shimadzu, Leco or Br more

QSight Triple Quadrupole LC/MS/MS That Gives You 15% More Time

Global regulatory requirements are expanding – and analytical lab requirements are too. That is why we deliver innovative technologies that enable safer food, quality products, and a clean environment. Our latest innovation? An exceptional solution for a wide range of applications; food safety, envi more

An Entirely New Designed Mass Spectrometer for the Chemical Laboratory

The expression CMS (compact mass spectrometer) is based on robust and reliable single-quadrupole technology, but smaller in size and more convenient to use compared to traditional mass spectrometers. The instrument enables chemists to monitor reactions and identify compounds directly on their own be more

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White papers Mass Spectrometry

  • Absolute Molar Mass Characterisation

    Multi-angle light scattering coupled to SEC or other fractionation methods can provide an absolute means for measuring the molar mass, size and distribution of proteins, polymers and particles of all sorts. Wyatt Technology's MALS also enables the el more

  • A granular look at sugar

    Our experience with sugar starts in early childhood – since breast milk contains lactose. Human sensory perception alone is, however, not enough more

  • Characterizing Biotherapeutics with HPLC

    As demonstrated here, there are a broad range of HPLC applications used in development, production, validation and release of protein therapeutics for human use. Some of the applications mentioned above are mandatory when submitting a new biopharmace more

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Infographics Mass Spectrometry

The Philae Lander

You’ve probably heard the great news over the weekend that the European Space Agency’s Philae lander has awoken from its 7 month slumber on Comet 67P, and is once again relaying collected data back to Earth. You might have less of an idea, however, of what this data is, and why it’s important. This more

Why Does Asparagus Make Urine Smell?

The latest food chemistry graphic looks at the chemistry of asparagus – specifically, why it causes the urine of some (but not all) people to smell. Over the past forty years several papers have been published on the subject, and several studies undertaken, to try and determine the chemical compound more

Mass Spectrometry and Interpreting Mass Spectra

For the fourth in the analytical chemistry series, we turn to mass spectrometry. So far, we’ve looked at how chemists can determine the presence of particular bonds present in molecules with infrared spectroscopy, and how they can gain information about the structure of molecules using hydrogen and more

Events Mass Spectrometry

Course
15-08-2017
Milford, US

Operation of the ACQUITY QDa

This course covers basic concepts of mass spectrometry theory and operation of the QDa for either Empower or Mass Lynx users. An Electronic course manual is included in the price of course. Hard Copy course manuals are available for an additional charge.

Course
19-09-2017
Chicago, US

Operation of the ACQUITY QDa

This course covers basic concepts of mass spectrometry theory and operation of the QDa for either Empower or Mass Lynx users. An Electronic course manual is included in the price of course. Hard Copy course manuals are available for an additional charge.

Conference
25-09 – 27-09
2017
Atlanta, US

Mass Spectrometry 2017

Mass Spectrometry 2017 is a unique opportunity to discuss best practices within the laboratory research and those in other industries if the people are doing related things getting a variety of viewpoints can help us see where we can change or improve our own ideas and processes. Mass Spectrometry

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Publications Mass Spectrometry

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q&more articles Mass Spectrometry

  • Waiting for the future?

    A major topic during the HTC conference held in Bruges, which is focused on issues relating to hyphenation processes involving HPLC and innovative detection techniques, was the discussion concerning system volumes of modern UHPLC systems. It is again clear, according to many experts at least, that column and particle technology has outperformed the capabilities of modern UHPLC instruments. more

  • The Third Dimension

    Proteins play a fundamental role in our day-to-day lives. Thanks to proteins we can speak, move about and think; they protect us from disease and repair damage to our bodies. Proteins are also becoming more popular as active pharmaceutical ingredients: in 2012, the market share of biopharmaceuticals in Germany was 21% (figures from German-language report “Medical Biotechnology in Germany 2013”). more

  • Trend barometer: taking the underground to the airport

    Yes – you can talk about an ‚underground system’ in terms of analysis. Many samples are forwarded in parallel – including unstyled raw extracts in any condition. The connection to the airport is assured and today molecules can fly in a myriad of different ways. more

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Authors Mass Spectrometry

  • Prof. Dr. Gérard Hopfgartner

    Gérard Hopfgartner, studied chemistry at the University of Geneva and received his Ph.D. degree in 1991 in the field of organic geochemistry and mass spectrometry. He pursued his formation as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in the domain of LC-MS/MS atmospheric pressure ionization. Then more

  • Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Püttmann

    Wilhelm Püttmann studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen and the University of Cologne. He received his doctorate in organic synthesis under Professor Emanuel Vogel in Cologne in 1980. Following two years of postdoctoral work, he moved to the field of geochemical analysis, assuming the leadership of lab an more

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Mass spectrometry

Mass spectrometry Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of ion s. It is most generally used to find the composition of a physical sample by generating a mass spectrum representing the masses of samp ... more

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