Agilent Introduces GC/MS System Allowing Researchers to Electronically Download and Share Application Methods
Product News Jun 02, 2005
Agilent Technologies have announced the industry's first gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) system featuring a novel user interface that allows the electronic sharing of application methods.
This feature is designed to eliminate the need to manually create an application method on new instrumentation and accelerates the transfer and standardization of methods across laboratories. The Agilent 5975 Inert MSD is the next generation of the 5973 Inert MSD.
Using the Agilent 5975, researchers can download new application solutions from Agilent's website and import them directly into the instrument, a concept called eMethods. With eMethods, analysts can also transfer their existing 5973 series MSD methods to the new 5975 inert MSD with a software upgrade.
“EMethods allows researchers to tap into Agilent’s wealth of application knowledge in a new and efficient way, and it unlocks the power of their own customized applications," said James Yano, GC/MS marketing manager of Agilent's Chemical Analysis Solutions unit.
“By providing a quicker, more productive and error-free process for importing and sharing applications, eMethods maximizes GC/MS productivity.”
The Agilent 5975 Inert MSD has a redesigned hyperbolic mass analyzer with a higher mass range capability, providing quality data for higher mass applications such as environmental detection of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), a class of chemicals used as flame retardants.
It also includes a new vacuum system that pumps hydrogen and helium carrier gas more efficiently. According to Agilent, with a new flow-control system that automatically adjusts reagent gas flow and allows automated tuning of the ion source, the Agilent 5975 makes chemical ionization as routine as electron impact ionization, while improving overall sensitivity.
The system also features a new acquisition mode allowing users to obtain Synchronous SIM (selected ion monitoring) data and full-scan data with no loss in sensitivity.
"The Agilent 5975 Inert MSD demonstrates Agilent's ongoing commitment to our GC/MS customers," said Chris Toney, GC/MS general manager of Agilent's Chemical Analysis Solutions unit. "The significant improvements of this system are built on our history of providing researchers with instruments of the highest quality and reliability, which has made Agilent the world leader in benchtop GC/MS."