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Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS)

Using the optimum speciality gas and equipment when performing Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS), otherwise known as High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer (HPLC-MS), will greatly improve the accuracy of your results.

LC-MS combines the separating power of HPLC of large molecular weight materials with the capability of the MS to selectively detect and confirm molecular identity. The main applications are within pharmaceutical research, environmental analysis, food testing and forensic medicine.

LC-MS uses an HPLC system but at the point of the liquid mobile phases leaving the column the liquid sample is sprayed to produce micro-droplets. These evaporate rapidly releasing ionised analyte molecules which can then be separated in the MS. Large flow sprays can benefit from additional atomisation or nebulisation using a high flow of an inert gas such as Nitrogen.

Our range of Experis® ultra high purity gases offers you the optimum gas for your LC-MS requirements. Don’t forget that your choice of cylinder equipment also affects your analytical results. Our range includes high quality cylinder regulators, manifolds, valves and purge systems which will help to optimise the smooth operation and accuracy of your analysis.

The recommended gas and equipment for this application are listed below. Please note that our recommendation is based on common analytical requirements, so you may require a higher purity grade if analysing to lower concentrations or be able to use a lower purity grade if analysing to higher concentrations. If you require any additional advice on the right purity grade for your needs, please contact us.

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Gases

Helium Premier/Premium Gas

When used for solvent degassing, Helium Premier/Premium gas with its low levels of Oxygen and Hydrocarbons is the ideal gas for this application.

When used for solvent degassing, Helium Premier/Premium gas with its low levels of Oxygen and Hydrocarbons is the ideal gas for this application.

Nitrogen Premier/Premium or CryoEase® N2

When using Nitrogen to enable additional nebulisation of large flow sprays in LCMS, Nitrogen Premier is the ideal gas. For high volume users needing a continuous supply, CryoEase® service is the ideal mode of supply.

When using Nitrogen to enable additional nebulisation of large flow sprays in LCMS, Nitrogen Premier is the ideal gas. For high volume users needing a continuous supply, CryoEase® service is the ideal mode of supply.

Cylinder Regulators

Essential for reducing the gas pressure at the cylinder source, our range of high-quality cylinder regulators are available in single- or double-stage, a variety of materials such as brass, stainless steel and Monel® and various inlet and outlet pressure ranges.

Essential for reducing the gas pressure at the cylinder source, our range of high-quality cylinder regulators are available in single- or double-stage, a variety of materials such as brass, stainless steel and Monel® and various inlet and outlet pressure ranges.

Line Regulators

Essential for reducing the gas pressure in a pipeline, our range of high-quality line regulators is available in either brass or stainless steel, and various flow rate and outlet pressure ranges.

Essential for reducing the gas pressure in a pipeline, our range of high-quality line regulators is available in either brass or stainless steel, and various flow rate and outlet pressure ranges.

Manifolds

Essential for ensuring a batch or continuous supply, our range of high-quality manifolds can connect up to six cylinders, can provide manual or semi-automatic changeover and are available in brass or stainless steel.

Essential for ensuring a batch or continuous supply, our range of high-quality manifolds can connect up to six cylinders, can provide manual or semi-automatic changeover and are available in brass or stainless steel.

Pressure Gauges

Our high-quality, accurate pressure gauges are available in brass, stainless steel or Monel® for a wide variety of pressure ranges.

Our high-quality, accurate pressure gauges are available in brass, stainless steel or Monel® for a wide variety of pressure ranges.

Purge Systems

Purge systems are essential for eliminating impurities in and/or operator exposure to the gas when changing over cylinders. Our high-quality cross-purge, self-purge and T-purge systems are available in a variety of materials for the handling of pure, toxic, corrosive and flammable gases.

Purge systems are essential for eliminating impurities in and/or operator exposure to the gas when changing over cylinders. Our high-quality cross-purge, self-purge and T-purge systems are available in a variety of materials for the handling of pure, toxic, corrosive and flammable gases.

Valves

Our range of high-quality check valves and relief valves are available in brass or stainless steel and a variety of connection sizes for the connection of cylinders to equipment.

Our range of high-quality check valves and relief valves are available in brass or stainless steel and a variety of connection sizes for the connection of cylinders to equipment.

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