Analytik Jena Expands the Leading ICP-MS Series with a High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Module
- Post By : Kumar Jeetendra
- Source: Analytic Jena
- Date: 17 September, 2018
From now on, two high-performance technologies from Analytik Jena go hand in hand: Mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Analytik Jena has created a complete solution combining high-performance HPLC and technologically leading ICP-MS.
“The combination of PQ LC with our PlasmaQuant® MS is a winning formula,” says Ulrich Krauss, CEO of Analytik Jena AG. By separating various species of an element using HPLC, the mass spectrometer can deliver even more precise results. Not only is this interesting for special analyses, but it makes an entire series of routine analyses more efficient, quicker, and more accurate. And does so without requiring more work by the laboratories.”
High precision is needed primarily in sectors that must be able to detect ever tinier traces of elements in their products and processes. For example, in the food industry the combination of PlasmaQuant® MS and PQ LC significantly simplifies the detection of toxic and non-toxic element species. The precision and accuracy of the measurement results also benefit from this. The detection limits here are in the ng/L range.
There are three versions of the PQ LC modules: The space-saving compact PQ LC for routine applications in small lab environments, the standard version of PQ LC for numerous routine and special applications, and the PQ IC ion chromatography system. Individual adaptations to customer requirements and subsequent retrofitting of existing PQ LC modules are also possible. Rounding out the complete solution from Analytik Jena are intuitive controls and analysis software. In addition, a software interface enables the coupling of other HPLC systems to the PlasmaQuant® MS, providing customers with maximum flexibility.
Additional information is available at: https://www.ajindia.com/products/analytical-instrumentation/mass-spectrometry.html
A new HPLC module for a very successful PlasmaQuant® MS mass spectrometer series — Analytik Jena has created a complete solution combining high-performance HPLC and technologically leading ICP-MS.
Application Note:Determination of Arsenic Species in Beverages by HPLC-ICP-MS
The species or chemical form of elements determines their mobility, bioavailability and toxicity. Liquid chromatography or ion chromatography allow a separation of these species. The subsequent detection by mass spectrometry provides a highly sensitive method for their quantification. Hence, LC-ICP-MS and IC-ICP-MS provide an essential tool for assessing benefits and/or risks of elements present in the sample.
The developed method provides a robust and reliable tool for the identification of arsenic species in beverages. The obtained chromatograms for real samples reveal a stable performance with good match of internal standard (AsB) signals. Stable retention times and a clear separation within seven minutes underline the robustness of the method. Combining the PQ LC, HPLC system with the PlasmaQuant® MS, ICP-MS offers an easy and sensitive solution for the identification of arsenic species in food samples. The method is ideal for routine testing of arsenic species in foods such as beverages.
Read the full Application Note Here: https://tinyurl.com/yato8a2o