Category Archives: GC/MS

Supercharged GC/MS

Recently, an overhaul was conducted on our Shimadzu GC/MS.  Both source and trap filaments were replaced inside the ion source box, the heart of the system.  This is where your sample gets zapped by an electron beam turning it into … Continue reading

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What exactly is a quadrupole MS anyway?

Many mass spectrometers (like our Shimadzu 5050A) operate by shooting an electron stream at a sample causing the molecules to fragment.  The ions formed have a +1 charge because of the electron lost by the broken bond.  Masses of interest … Continue reading

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GC Column Replacement Yields “Perfect” Data

After complaints of inability to replicate MS data obtained by direct insertion, a new Restek column has been installed in the Shimadzu GC.  It has been quite some time since this replacement was performed.  A quiet ceremony will be held … Continue reading

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How To Set Up Your GC/MS Analysis In 3 Easy Steps

Most software is easily navigable with a little practice.  Have your syringe ready and be sure to follow the 3 simple steps in this video:

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