AccuTOF GC-Alpha: A New Generation of High-Resolution GC-MS with Automated Integrated Data Analysis

August 4th, 2021 @ 3PM ET, 12PM PT

In this presentation, we will discuss a new, completely redesigned high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometer for GC-MS analysis that also includes integrated software that uses of all of the available information to identify compounds in complex mixtures. Specifically, this new GC-MS system features increased resolving power (R > 30,000) and high mass accuracy (< 1 ppm) while also offering a full complement of ionization techniques that include classical electron ionization (EI) and soft ionization (CI, PI, FI) along with combination EI/FI/FD and EI/PI ion sources.

Additionally, this new GC-MS system is equipped with data analysis software that uses high resolution MS in combination with EI and soft ionization methods to automatically generate a color-coded qualitative analysis report for all analytes present in the sample.  The software workflow consists of chromatographic peak deconvolution followed by database matching, elemental composition determination for the molecular ion, isotope pattern matching, and EI fragment accurate mass analysis to identify the most likely candidates for compounds registered in the databases.  This information can also help facilitate the identification of compounds that are not in the database.  The latest version of the software includes a compare function that allows for the quick comparison of samples to identify their differences. Several examples will be presented to show the effectiveness of combining this new-high performance GC-MS with our latest version of automated qualitative analysis software.

In this webinar you will learn more about:

  • Learning about a new GC-HRMS system
  • Learning about a new automated workflow that simplifies GC-HRMS data analysis
  • Simplifying qualitative analysis through the use of EI and soft ionization with HRMS

About the Presenters

  • Presenter: John Dane, Ph.D.
    • MS Product Manager, JEOL USA, Inc

John graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2006 with a doctorate in applied chemistry with a focus on mass spectrometry. Afterwards, he a took a postdoctoral position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to study biodiesel combustion. John joined JEOL USA, Inc. in 2008 as an MS applications chemist supporting all MS product lines, which include GC-MS, GCxGC-MS, MALDI-MS, and DART-MS. John was promoted to MS Product Manager in October 2020. He currently lives in the Boston area and enjoys getting outdoors whenever possible.

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