Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

The highly versatile Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry instrument illustrated here can separate and quantify analytes as diverse as vitamins and minerals, mycotoxins and illegal dyes.

Contact us

Before you Send please insert the same letters and numbers you see in this image captcha_image into this box: (this helps us fight spam)

When you click on the Send button you will be deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions

You may also be interested in


The state-of-the-art Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry instrument illustrated here is seen in use for analysis of acrylamide.

In this example, the acrylamide is extracted into acetonitrile ready for presentation to the instrument.

The chromatography columns used are different for different analytes.

The column can perform separations of mixtures of substances and the purified analytes are then quantified by the mass spectrometry function.

The machine is extremely sensitive, with a limit of detection of around 100 parts per trillion.

It is also very flexible in the types of analytes it can be used for - from vitamins and minerals, through mycotoxins and other contaminants to illegal dyes.

Its speed of throughput means that it can separate and quantify around 100 pesticides in about 10 minutes.

It can also cope with a wide range of molecular sizes - from elements through to organic compounds with molecular weights of several thousands.

More on Analysis and testing

Dog eating out of pet food bowl

Pet foods and the unknown risk to human health

Over the years, the pet food industry has suffered several foods scares resulting in adverse health effects to those owning pets and financial impacts. In th...

Meat balls

Meat testing – ensuring quality and safety

Testing of meat and meat products can be used to assess quality, safety, performance and compliance with prescribed standards, both external and internal, an...

Scientist looking into microscope

Packaging under the microscope

This webinar explains how microscopy techniques can be used to assess the plastics and metals commonly used in food and drink packaging. ...

Pizza in takeaway box

Bans of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging gain traction: Get ready with PFAS testing

Governments around the world are currently trying to remove PFAS from the food supply, as well as the environment. A patchwork of new legislations in recent ...

supermarket shelves

List of food recalls for ethylene oxide grows

European countries and the UK are facing more ethylene oxide related recalls after the substance was detected in more food additives used in a large range of...

Allergen labelling for foods prepacked for direct sale (PPDS)

Allergen labelling for foods prepacked for direct sale (PPDS)

From 1 October 2021 in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, any food that is prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) must have appropriate labelling.

Contact an expert