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Proton Transfer Reaction - Mass Spectrometers

We offer solutions for online VOC monitoring and real-time trace gas detection. Robust, fast, accurate and extremely sensitive we satisfy the highest claims for the world's best scientists. Have a look at our PTR-MS product range and find your instrument!

ioniTOF Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer Platform

Benefit from our unique modular system that allows you to choose from entry-level to mid and high-resolution TOFs. Get the analyzer you need for experimental TOF set-ups or the development of OEM TOF systems.

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We are developing individual analytical instruments and industrial monitoring solutions according to our customers' needs for more than a decade. Benefit from our scientific and engineering expertise!

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Proton Transfer Reaction - Mass Spectrometry
PTR-MS (Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry) is the benchmark method for simultaneous real-time monitoring of volatile (organic) compounds (VOCs) without sample preparation in very low concentrations. We're the market-leading PTR-MS company.
Selective Reagent Ionization - Mass Spectrometry
SRI-MS is a new technology where the user can select from different reagent ions for chemical ionization direct injection mass spectrometry, only available from IONICON. Our expertise as the world's leading PTR-MS company lead to the development of new ionization technologies currently including H3O+, O2+, NO+, Kr+ or Xe+ as selective reagent ions.
IONICON ion guide multipole technology
Increased sensitivity and resolution for PTR-TOFMS with the ION GUIDE multipole technology. Included in selected PTR-TOFMS systems.

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"We are studying VOCs and their chemistry in the atmosphere. These VOCs from various sources are often present in very low concentrations therefore we need an instrument with a low detection limit. One important part of our research is the biosphere atmosphere interaction. We measure e.g. plants emissions. Plants emit a wide variety of VOCs which demands an analyzer able to cover a broad mass range in a short period of time. The IONICON PTR-TOF 4000 allows for simultaneous measurements of many VOCs with high sensitivity at high temporal resolution."
“The acquisition of a Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) represents an expansion of the current instrumental facilities of the VOC laboratory. The PTR-MS will provide the laboratory with extended capabilities in terms of long-term reliability and extreme sensitivity, which are necessary for the implementation of VOC-based breath tests within clinical practice.”
"During the past two decades, the continued development of IONICON PTRMS systems has led to a steady advancement of our research capabilities resulting in important scientific discoveries as well as providing a large share of the biosphere-atmosphere VOC exchange measurements we have used as the basis for developing VOC emission models for air quality and climate models. In addition to the outstanding performance of their instruments, the excellent support and collaborative environment at IONICON have been critical to the success of our research program."

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INTRANEF – More analytical performance for agroindustrial applications Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) and IONICON are funding a PhD program in Physics at the University of Milan on the improvement of the analytical performance of PTR-MS in agroindustrial applications. The project is called “INTRANEF” for INcreasing ThRoughput and ANalytical Efficency of direct injection mass spectrometry for […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2017/07/apply-now-phd-program-funded-ionicon-fem/

CHARON PTR-TOF and new technologies for increased PTR-TOF performance Our team was able to meet many of you at the ASMS meeting and our science presentations. Those of you who didn’t make it to the conference or our posters, are now able to pull a copy from our website. See what’s coming up and get […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2017/06/download-asms-2017-innovation-posters/

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D. Materić, M. Lanza, P. Sulzer, J. Herbig, D. Bruhn, V. Gauci, N. Mason, C. Turner: "Selective Reagent Ion-Time of Flight-Mass Spectrometry study of six common monoterpenes", International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, available online 9 June 2017.
K. Breiev, K. M. M. Burseg, G. O'Connell, E. Hartungen, S. S. Biel, X. Cahours, S. Colard, T. D. Märk, P. Sulzer: "An online method for the analysis of volatile organic compounds in electronic cigarette aerosol based on proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry", Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 30: 691–697, 2016.
18. - 22. September 2017
The 15th Weurman Flavour Research Symposium will take place at Graz University of Technology, Austria.
18. - 20. September 2017
The First International Conference on Soft Chemical Ionisation Mass Spectrometry and Applications to Trace Gas Analysis, FH Vorarlberg, Dornbirn, Austria.

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