Agilent Technologies Launches Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometer
Product News Apr 30, 2007
Agilent Technologies Inc., has introduced the Agilent 7500cx, an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) delivering simplified operation for higher productivity.
The system can enable interference-free analysis of all elements in any matrix, under a single set of operating conditions. Its Octopole Reaction System (ORS) removes interfering species using only inert helium gas (He mode), which can improves speed and accuracy.
“Only Agilent’s Octopole Reaction System technology can use helium collision mode for all elements,” said Chris Toney, vice president and general manager, Chemical Analysis Mass Spectrometer Systems.
“This new direction in ICP-MS is simpler and faster, and yields more accurate results - criteria vital to routine trace metal analytical labs that require the best performance from reliable, robust and simple-to-use instrumentation,” Toney added.
Helium mode also allows the user to achieve the full potential of ICP-MS for semi-quantitative analysis. Complex, unknown samples can be surveyed with accuracy. Moreover, sample preparation no longer need be limited to nitric acid digestion; effective digest media, such as HCl or H2SO4, can be employed without concern for the interferences that these acids typically cause.
If needed for special applications, the Agilent 7500cx can be upgraded to include additional cell gases for applications including ultra-trace selenium and sulphur analysis.