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The Lower Limits

GC-MSD system is most sensitive in its class.

by Agilent Technologies
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At the Beijing Conference and Exposition on Instrumental Analysis held at the end of October, Agilent Technologies introduced its 5977B high efficiency source (HES) GC/MSD system. According to Agilent, this tandem gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer delivers lower limits of detection than any other instrument in its class.

“The 5977B is a major leap forward,” said Jim Yano, marketing vice president of Agilent’s mass spectrometry division. “It includes a new high-efficiency ion source that makes it possible to detect pollutants and contaminants at previously undetectable levels.”

He added that the system is the “most powerful GC/MSD ever” as it “allows users to detect trace levels of target compounds at levels ten times lower than with any other single-quadrupole system.”

In addition, the 5977B will allow scientists to use smaller sample volume, spend less time on sample preparation, reduce instrument downtime, minimize solvent usage, and reduce the environmental impact of GC/MS analysis.

“Agilent supports scientists and researchers in their quest for answers and new discoveries through our technology, collaborations, and insights,” said Patrick Kaltenbach, president of Agilent’s life sciences and applied markets group. “Working closely with scientists in more than 100 countries, we deliver vital, actionable insights that advance our shared goal of creating a better world.”

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