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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.

Our Trace Calibration Product Range

Precise calibration is essential for most analytical instruments. We offer systems that provide controlled amounts of calibration gas, zero air or even standards from evaporated liquids.

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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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"The IONICON PTR-TOF-MS is a recognized gold standard in the trace gas analysis of complex mixtures. Therefore, we use it as calibration and validation device for our novel gas sensors for breath analysis."
"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.”

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Direct Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Organic Matter An international team of researchers from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), the IRCELYON in Lyon (France) and the University of Oslo (Norway) recently studied the application of the new CHARON Particle Inlet to directly sample and analyze the chemical composition of atmospheric sub-µm particulate organic matter […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2017/10/charon-real-time-aerosol-inlet-system-ptr-tofms/

Analysis of Complex Flavors in Real-Time with Ultra-Low Detection Limits For many years PTR-MS instruments are considered a gold-standard in many applications when it gets to the quantitative online analysis of very low concentrated VOCs without sample preparation. Among the early adopters of this unique technology that was commercialized by our company back in 1998, […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2017/09/benefits-high-resolution-ionicon-ptr-tof-food-flavor-science/

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M. Müller, P. Eichler, W. Tan, B. D'Anna, A. Wisthaler: "Direct Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Organic Matter by Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry", Analytical Chemistry, available online 15 September 2017.
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.
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