Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils ITQ Ion Trap GCIMS Series
Product News May 26, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced the launch of its Thermo Scientific lTQ Series of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) ion trap instruments, featuring external ionization.
The ITQ 7OO’, ITQ 9OO and ITQ 11 OO ion trap systems feature fully upgradeable systems designed to provide high performance and high specificity.
Developed for a wide range of applications, from routine GC/MS to research-grade ion trap MS, these new systems address the analytical needs of the environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical QA/QC, forensics and toxicology industries, as well as academic laboratories.
• Thermo Scientific ITQ 700 — Designed for routine full scan quantitation and general teaching applications, the cost-effective ITQ 700 GC/MS system combines full scan ion trap sensitivity with small footprint for laboratories with limited space. The ITQ 700 is capable of achieving a mass range of 700 amu, suitable for most general GC/MS applications, including environmental, AIQC and forensics.
• Thermo Scientific ITQ 900 — The ITQ 900 incorporates best-in-class full scan sensitivity of ion trap mass spectrometry with the increased flexibility of the Thermo Scientific TRACE GC Ultra as chromatograph. Combining a complete range of injector options including true Cold-on-Column, Programmable Temperature Vaporization (PTV) and a full complement of additional detectors, the ITQ 900 significantly expands the working mass range of a typical GC/MS system ) 900 amu. The Large Volume PTV injection with back-flush option of the TRACE GC Ultra enables accurate detection of trace level components in complex matrices. This system enables users to perform routine full scan GC/MS with greater analytical flexibility.
• Thermo Scientific ITQ 1100 — Offering the broadest selection of innovative new features available for ion trap GC/MS, the Thermo Scientific ITQ 1100 system features new advanced IS/MS (MS) functions. These high performance ion trap-based GC/MS systems are ideal for laboratories seeking the most powerful GC/MS platform and optimal flexibility. For the first time, Thermo Scientific patented Pulsed Q Dissociation Mode (PQD) is available on a GC ion trap stem. PQD increases the number of product ions formed during collision-induced disassociation (CID), yielding richer information for qualitative MS experiments. The ITQ 1100 iso features a 250 L/sec turbo-molecular pump, the Thermo Scientific Vacuum Probe Interlock and Data Dependent™ Scanning. This integrated system provides an extended mass range upto 1100 amu.