Shimadzu Corporation Shimadzu Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS 2020) with a SPD-M20A Phote Diode Array Detector and a FCV-20AH Flow Control Valve Mass Spectrometer (MS)

Model: 
Shimadzu Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS 2020) with a SPD-M20A Phote Diode Array Detector and a FCV-20AH Flow Control Valve

UFswitching Technology
High-speed polarity switching between positive/negative ion modes

Measuring unknown substances requires measuring in both positive and negative ion modes. Since the positive/negative ion polarity switching speed of most LCMS systems is slow, ultra-fast analysis required injecting samples twice for separate measurements. UFswitching technology enables switching between positive and negative ion modes in 15 milliseconds so even the fastest LC peaks can be analyzed in both modes, thus increasing productivity.

UFsensitivity
Superior sensitivity, especially for ultra high-speed analysis

Innovative ion optics with the newly developed Qarray® ion optical system provide superior sensitivity, repeatability and linearity, achieving greater sensitivity than any other single quadrupole  analyser for substances for substances most commonly measured.

UFscanning Technology 
Fast scanning speeds

By adopting new technology, a scanning speed of 15 000 u/sec is achieved without sacrificing sensitivity resolution, even during high-speed scans.

Easy Operation/Maintenance

The ESI method typically used for LCMS can be replaced with APCI, which is suitable for less polar compounds, or with a dual ionization source (DUIS) for simultaneous operation of both ionization modes, quickly and without tools. Selection of the DUIS ionization mode (ESI or APCI) can be performed via the computer. In addition, the desolvation line, where the ions enter the MS unit, can be replaced without breaking the vacuum.

Software

LCMS solution includes an improved data browser function to help qualitative processing of multiple sets of data. This data browser allows comparing multiple sets of data or confirming impurities by linking to LC or MS data, which is especially helpful for users in fields where compounds are synthesized, such as pharmaceuticals and chemical products.  

Category: 
Spectrometers - Mass Spectrometer (MS)
Disciplines: 
Bio-Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Food Technology
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Department: 
Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology
Building: 
Durban University of Technology - Steve Biko Campus
70 Mansfield Rd
Berea
Durban
4001

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof B Odhav
Phone: +27 31-373-5330
Email: odhavb@dut.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R0
External: 
R1 000
Private Sector: 
R1 350

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: B
Last Name: Odhav
Phone: +27 31-373-5330
Email: odhavb@dut.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R100,754,400
Year of Acquisition: 
2012