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Benefits for High-Resolution IONICON PTR-TOF for Food & Flavor Science

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, were researchers interested in aroma release monitoring and the direct analysis of flavors in real-time while consumers were enjoying the products. This lead to an early breakthrough of PTR-MS in food & flavor science.

Now more and more PTR-MS instruments based on time-of-flight mass spectrometers are used by our customers who benefit from the high-resolution and sensitivity as well as a real sub-pptv detection limit that e.g. our current flagship model PTR-TOF 6000 X2 offers.

Our PTR-TOFMS series products outperform quadrupole instruments in this application where a high mass resolving power is of utmost importance in order to separate isobaric aroma compounds in complex flavor systems. Therefore, we dedicated a new application note to the benefits that are now available to our customers using the new high-resolution PTR-TOF 6000 X2.

Learn more about IONICON instruments in food & flavor science on our application website.

Food & Flavor Science: Real-Time Aroma Release Monitoring Analysis of Complex Flavors