Now is the Time to Replace your Old High Resolution GC-MS
Posted on October 17th, 2014
Now could be a great time to replace your old high resolution GC-MS with GC/Q-TOF.
If you wander through the labs of any academic institution, you will often come across ancient sector instruments that have seen better days. These high resolution instruments perform a useful, often unique role, but are very expensive to replace like for like.
The Waters GCT was a brave attempt at providing affordable high resolution, accurate mass GC-MS in a bench top format, but many of these instruments are now well into their second decade and long past their best.
A couple of years ago Agilent Technologies launched the 7200 GC/Q-TOF and this has proved to be a stunningly good high resolution instrument, that has proved to be very stable, very robust and very easy to use.
The GC/Q-TOF offers greater functionality than older high resolution instruments; with full-scan spectral acquisition and MS/MS capability too.
Agilent have just announced a new B version of the 7200 GC/Q-TOF that offers some useful enhancements:
- EI/CI is now standard – with the ability to quickly switch between the two modes
- The mass range is now extended to m/z 3,000
- The unique ability to create and work with exact mass libraries.
Our applications lab will shortly take delivery of a new 7200B and we will also receive a Thermal Separation Probe (TSP). For a copy of the brochure, please download this PDF.
The TSP is the last piece of the jigsaw needed to enable the GC/Q-TOF to match the range of tasks that older high resolution instruments can carry out, so now is a good time to think about upgrading your labs capabilities.
We will have our new 7200B GC/Q-TOF up and running early in the New Year, so if you want to pay us a visit to put it through its paces, why not contact us now and book a date?
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