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Rapid volatile chemical analysis with SIFT-MS
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Rapid volatile chemical analysis with SIFT-MS

Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectroscopy (SIFT-MS) is an innovative option for measuring volatile chemicals in air for environmental (indoor and outdoor) and food product applications.  It can also measure volatile chemicals produced from any matrix (soil, water, solids).  SIFT-MS is exclusive to Analytica. 

In one simple analysis, SIFT-MS can rapidly quantify a diverse range of volatile compounds – both organic and inorganic. Reliable results can be obtained with as little as 100 mL of sample, with typical detection limits at parts-per-billion level by volume (ppbv).

SIFT-MS is a form of direct mass spectrometry that delivers real-time quantitative analysis of volatile compounds by applying precisely controlled soft chemical ionisation. In SIFT-MS, the chemical ionisation agents are called “reagent ions”, which are all conveniently generated from surrounding moist and dry air. As a result, this is a less-costly, faster, and a more efficient alternative to traditional gas chromatography for gas chemical testing.

Click the Technical Note in the Downloads below to read about Mass Scan analysis using SIFT-MS, one of the many analysis options available using the SIFT-MS technology.

You can find out more about SIFT-MS here:

Alternatively, you can contact one of our technical experts: 

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