Mass spectrometry is one of the fastest growing sectors in analytics. JEOL has been supplying mass spectrometers for many fields of application for more than 50 years. The instruments are used for both simple, routine tasks, as well as for extremely demanding analyses. When developing these devices, particular attention was paid to robustness and the use of innovative technologies.
At the boundary between organic and inorganic chemistry, the organometallic compounds have unique properties that predestine them for use as catalysts or for epitaxial deposition. The analysis of the often temperature- or air-sensitive compounds poses a particular challenge for the measuring instruments. JEOL therefore supplies tailor-made mass spectrometers with specially developed ion sources.
Cold-spray mass spectrum of a copper complex at -30°C
Source data: JEOL Ltd. / JMS-T100LP brochure, page 13
Inorganic base materials form the basis of a number of important industrial intermediate and end products (e.g. plastics, dyes, fertilisers). These basic materials therefore already have to fulfil certain quality criteria. The powerful systems from JEOL enable the structural characterisation of such chemicals and thus make unequivocal statements regarding their composition and purity.
27Al solid NMR spectrum of an inorganic compound with octrahedally (right) and tetrahedally (left) coordinated aluminium species
Source data: JEOL Ltd. / Solid State NMR brochure, page 2 (text portions deleted)
Organic basic chemicals are an elemental component of the manufacturing chemical industry. Precise molecular characterisation is essential for any further processing. Thanks to their diversity, the high-performance JEOL spectrometers are capable of quickly and efficiently resolving all structural questions.
Figure 1. Structure of the anti-fungal voriconazole with a simplified numbering system.
Figure 2. 1H NMR spectrum of Voriconazole with and without 19F decoupling. Bottom pane – full spectrum; top pane – expansion of the region revealing how the coupling details of the phenyl group are clarified by 19F decoupling.
Source data: Application Note, JEOL USA, Inc.
These days, biocides are used extensively for pest control in agriculture. The quantitative determination of the toxic residues of the applied pesticides is of vital importance for the authorisation of agricultural products. JEOL high-resolution analytical instrument are capable of detecting biocides quickly and simply, even with the smallest of concentrations.
Mass spectrum of various herbicides
Source data: JEOL Ltd. / DART Application Notes, page 57
Fossil fuels such as Diesel are highly complex mixtures of a wide range of linear, cyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Separating theses and thus unequivocally determining the constituents of the fuel is therefore of crucial importance. The combination of special, two-dimensional GC techniques allows JEOL systems to quickly deliver exact structural information.
Two-dimensional total ion current chromatogram (TICC) of diesel fuel by GCxGC/TOFMS; separation after boiling point (abscissa) and polarity (ordinate)
Source data: JEOL Ltd., JMS-T200GC AccuTOF GCx brochure, page 4
The precise determination of gases with minimal differences in their atomic masses is an important task in the production of technical gases. It is not possible to exactly determine all the constituents of a gas mixture with conventional mass spectrometers. The special high-performance mass spectrometers from JEOL enable the determination and analysis of all gaseous, chemical compounds, including atomic hydrogen.
Identification of H2 and H in the mass spectrum of a gas mixture
Source data: JEOL Ltd., JMS-MT3010HRGA brochure, page 3
As a widespread fuel, petroleum comprises a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons. It is very difficult to perform molecular analysis on it with standard mass spectrometric methods. JEOL systems are capable of determining the molecular weight without fragmentation in a quick, uncomplicated manner by soft ionisation.
Mass spectra of an n-alkane, imaged with field ionisation (top) and electron impact ionisation (bottom)
Source data: JEOL Ltd., 200GC-Petroleum_and_Petrochemical_Solutions brochure