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Mass spectrometer / QTrap 6500

Description

(UP)LC-MS/MS is a chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry. (UP)LC-MS/MS is a powerful technique used for many applications which has very high sensitivity and selectivity. Generally its application is oriented towards the general detection and potential identification of chemicals in the presence of other chemicals (in a complex mixture).

Technical Details

The technique has both qualitative and quantitative uses. These include identifying unknown compounds, determining the isotopic composition of elements in a molecule, and determining the structure of a compound by observing its fragmentation. Other uses include quantifying the amount of a compound in a sample.

CAT-AgroFood has the following ULPC-MS/MS systems:

  • AB Sciex QTRAP 5500
  • AB Sciex QTRAP 6500 (with SelexION for effective ion mobility spectrometry)
  • Waters Quattro Premier XE (including sample tower)
  • Waters Xevo TQS

Applications

These instruments can be used for different type of research, for example:

Analysis of residues of:

  • hormones in animal matrices, feed and forensic samples
  • veterinary drugs in animal matrices and feed
  • pesticides in vegetables and fruit toxines in vegetables, fruit and cereals
  • marine toxines in fish and shellfish

But also think about:

  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Toxicology screening and confirmation
  • Contaminants
  • Forensic research

Presently, the Qtrap 6500 is used for analysis of cephalosporines and mycotoxins. Also coccidiostats can be analysed specifically with this Qtrap.

Contact Johan Lasaroms

Brand

Applied Biosystems SCIEX

Type

QTRAP 6500-LCMS

Serial Number

BL20091207

Organisation

Rikilt

Department

BU Veterinary Drugs

Last edited by Oscar de Vos on 2015-10-09