Gas chromatography coupled mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) Overview Chemical Analysis

System: Thermo TRACE 1310 GC + TSQ 9000 mass spectrometer

GC-MS is a very sensitive method, which offers a wide range of applications in organic trace analysis. The system is equipped for liquid injection, headspace and solid phase microextraction (SPME Arrow). With the triple quadrupole mass spectrometer organic traces can be identified and quantified in the pg range.

Useful tips:

Suitable samples: Solids (extraction or HS/SPME), liquids (HS/SPME/direct), gases (HS/SPME)
Sample specifications:
  • approx. 10 mL (liquid samples); approx. 5 g (solid samples)
  • smaller quantities also possible
  • pg range
  • GC-MS/MS
  • Head space (HS), solid phase micro extraction (SPME arrow), liquid injection
  • Identification by NIST library


  • Leachable/Extractable of medical devices, polymers, packaging, etc.
  • Cleanliness of (medical) devices
  • Competition analysis
  • Test of sterilization residues (e.g. ethylene oxide)
  • Screening for organic compounds


  • several
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