Worlds Fastest and Most Sensitive LCMS System
May 27 2009
Shimadzu has introduced a new compact LCMS-2020 single quadrupole mass spectrometer, which features the world’s fastest scanning capabilities. Utilising patent pending ultrafast (UF) technology, the LCMS-2020 has faster measurement speed and significantly higher sensitivity than any other single quadrupole analyser. This provides more accurate detection of trace impurities in pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants and other contaminants. The new UFscanning technology achieves mass spectrum measurement speeds of 15,000 u/sec without sacrificing sensitivity or resolution, thus obtaining the best chromatography for the fastest LC conditions. The novel UFswitching technology achieves industry-leading 15 ms polarity switching, enabling accurate data from even the fastest chromatographic peaks without any loss of peak height.
Shimadzu redesigned the ion transfer section to provide greater sensitivity than other quadrupole analysers for commonly measured substances. Users can now inject less and keep the analyser cleaner for longer. It also has improved high mass operation with sensitivity increased for masses above 1,000. In addition to better performance, the LCMS-2020 allows easier maintenance, permitting users to replace the ionization unit and inlet capillary to the MS from the LC, without breaking the vacuum. LCMS-2020 control and data processing are handled by an updated version of LCMSsolution software. The new software easily displays multiple sets of LC or MS data, allowing overlay and analysis of multiple data results for easy searching and comparison. The new software controls the LCMS-2020 and is fully integrated with Shimadzu’s prominence series of ultrafast and nano HPLCs.
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