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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!
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.
The Analyzer for your Analytical Instrument
Quadrupole or time-of-flight mass spectrometer Since 1998 IONICON produces and develops PTR-MS instruments. Nowadays nearly all our analytical instruments are based on a TOF-MS. Learn why and decide what type of detector is the best for your analytical objective. Here are some tips which might help you to decide what type of detector is the best for your analytical objective:

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"Our group uses Ionicon PTR-MS and PTR-QiTOF instruments to study the sources, chemistry, and impacts of atmospheric organic compounds across a diverse range of environments. We use these instruments because the combination of sensitivity, mass resolution, and fast time response provides an important toolset for our research."
"At Wageningen UR we see many research applications for the IONICON PTR-QiTOF. It’s easy use, sensitivity, accuracy and on line detection without the need of prior treatments makes it a high potential instrument for all kinds of diagnostic and quality oriented research, going from environmental issues, to food and to health biomarkers."
"We use IONICON PTR-MS and PTR-TOFMS instruments for real-time measurements of a broad array of VOCs in the atmosphere, including ecosystem and aircraft scale flux measurements, direct emissions from plants and microbial cultures, controlled laboratory oxidation studies of VOC reactions and secondary aerosol formation, and field studies of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution. The rapid response and low detection limits made possible by these instruments are critical to our scientific investigations."

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The proprietary TRU-E/N™ method for utmost quantification accuracy Founded by the inventors of Proton-Transfer-Reaction – Mass Spectrometry more than 20 years ago, IONICON has always been renowned for absolutely precise control of the ion chemistry during chemical ionization. For IONICON this fact is still true even after the introduction of Radio Frequency (RF) components for focusing […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2018/12/ptr-ms-now-with-patented-ion-chemistry-quality-and-tru-e-n/

Coming up in less than 3 months – prepare for the PTR-MS events 2019 In early February 2019, Innsbruck, hometown of PTR-MS, will be bustling with IONICON instrument users from all over the world. We are offering a comprehensive PTR-TOF training seminar, the renowned “hands-on” PTR-MS which is followed by the IONICON user-day and the International […]

https://blog.ionicon.com/2018/11/hands-on-ptr-ms-and-international-ptr-ms-conference-2019/

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G. O’Connell, S. Colard, K. Breiev, P. Sulzer, S. S. Biel, X. Cahours, J. D. Pritchard, K. M.M. Burseg: "An Experimental Method to Determine the Concentration of Nicotine in Exhaled Breath and its Retention Rate Following Use of an Electronic Cigarette", J Environ Anal Chem 2: 161, 2015.
D. Materić, M. Lanza, P. Sulzer, J. Herbig, D. Bruhn, C. Turner, N. Mason, V. Gauci: "Monoterpene separation by coupling proton transfer reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry with fastGC", Anal Bioanal Chem. 2015.
1. - 4. February 2019
Join us for the next IONICON PTR-TOFMS training seminar!
2. - 7. September 2018
Visit our booth # 9 and learn more about our real-time aerosol monitoring solutions.