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Ultimate Performance in mass resolution, sensitivity and detection limits
The future of performance: from the smallest and most affordable PTR-TOF 1000 to our new flagship PTR-TOF 6000 X2, the IONICON PTR-TOFMS series is leading the field. Benefit from our experience and know how!
An Evolution that Resulted in Perfection
From SIFT to advanced PTR-MS technology and ultimate performance PTR-TOF trace gas analyzers
PTR-QMS Performance Data
Market-leading online detection limits for VOCs reaching ppqv-level with ULTRA-PURE ion source. The best available detection limits for online trace gas analysis now also with H3O+, NO+ and O2+ as precursor ions.

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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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From SIFT to ultimate performance PTR-TOF trace gas analyzers The success story of PTR-TOFMS has its roots in the so-called “Flowing Afterglow Technique”, introduced in the 1960s. From this starting point continuous research and innovations by various experts, who wanted to eliminate instrumental drawbacks and shortcomings, have led to different technological milestones, among them SIFT-MS. […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2019/09/the-evolution-from-sift-ms-to-ptr-ms/

Includes IONICON CHARON PTR-TOFMS, EVR and NH4+ ionization Continuous evolution and many important updates of our technologies are illustrated and explained in our new “Direct Particle & Gas-Phase Monitoring With CHARON PTR-TOFMS” brochure. Fresh from print, we now make this new IONICON technologies flyer available for you. Click the picture to download. Interested in our All-in-One Trace Organic […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2019/08/new-brochure-the-all-in-one-trace-organic-online-analyzer/

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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.
Resources and downloads
Below you will find past events. Visit our dedicated microsites for downloads or more information about a particular event.
8. - 11. September 2019
We're a proud sponsor of the International Association of Breath Research conference 2019. Join us!

Join us for Pittcon!

Pittcon 2020

1. - 5. March 2020
Visit us at booth #1718 for aerosol and trace gas analysis instruments!