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  • Launch of the World’s First Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS
    8800 Triple quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QQQ)

Launch of the World’s First Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS

Feb 16 2012 Read 2141 Times

Agilent Technologies, Inc announced the launch of the Agilent 8800 triple quadrupole ICPMS (ICP-QQQ), the first and only instrument of its kind. The new ICP-QQQ system offers improved performance compared to single quadrupole ICPMS, and provides MS/MS operation for controlled and consistent interference removal in reaction mode. ICP-QQQ also addresses high-end application requirements, with flexible analysis capabilities unavailable on single quadrupole machines. The unique QQQ configuration of the Agilent 8800 controls the ions that enter the collision/reaction cell, so the reaction conditions remain consistent and predictable even if the sample composition changes. The new instrument provides turnkey operation in a range of novel reaction modes, delivering effective and consistent interference removal for problematic elements in difficult samples. The Agilent 8800 can also be set up to operate like a single-quad ICP-MS, offering the security of replicating existing and familiar methodologies.

“Agilent’s 8800 ICP-QQQ retains the ease of use of a standard ICP-MS and provides better detection limits for phosphorus-containing and sulphur-containing compounds measured using LC-ICP-MS,” said Dr Jorge Ruiz Encinar, department of physical and analytical chemistry, University of Oviedo, Spain. The 8800 ICP-QQQ analyses problematic elements in samples across a range of applications, including: ultra-trace analysis of elements that suffer interferences in high-purity samples (Ge and As in HCl; V and Ti in H2SO4, and more); reliable low-level measurement of seleniumand arsenic in soil, rock and plant materials, where both polyatomic and doubly charged interferences may occur; and quantitative analysis of sulphur and phosphorus in DNA and protein/peptides for life-science applications.

“The Agilent 8800 ICP-QQQ is a revolutionary new ICP-MS instrument, offering maximum flexibility for high-end  research and for solving difficult analytical problems,” said Philip Binns, Agilent Vice President for Spectroscopy Products. “The 8800 joins Agilent’s remarkable 7700 Series ICP-MS, which remains the benchmark for highperformance single-quadrupole ICP-MS. With the 8800, 7700 and recently introduced 4100 MP-AES as part of our portfolio, Agilent’s technology leadership in atomic spectroscopy is stronger than ever.”

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