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Pegasus® BT GC-TOFMS: Benchtop Gas Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
Today's laboratories are being asked for more everyday—more samples run, more data acquired, more chemical information processed, and more results achieved—all in less time, for less money. The Pegasus® BT allows you to achieve all of the data you need from a single sample run, while powerful yet user-friendly ChromaTOF® software processes your data and removes the guesswork involved with analyte identification, quantitation, and reporting. The Pegasus BT give users more uptime, improved chemical data, and an increase in overall productivity and efficiency.
- A sleek, benchtop design saves valuable space in the laboratory.
- Industry-leading sensitivity helps you find and quantify an unlimited number of analytes, while working with proprietary deconvolution algorithms to yield clean, high-quality spectra.
- Complete historical record of mass spectral components for each sample is retained for future data mining.
- The tried-and-tested reliability and durability of our Pegasus brand in a convenient benchtop unit.
Mass spectrometers are perhaps the greatest tool available for the analytical chemist. With the ability to ionize, sort, and measure complex chemical mixtures by their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) with femtogram (fg) to nanogram (ng) sensitivity, it is no wonder that mass spectrometers are widely used across many industries.
The mass spectrometer can be divided into three main components: ionization source, mass analyzer, and detector. While the functions of the ionization source and detector are extremely important to the function of the mass spectrometer, it is the selection of the mass analyzer that can be tailored to meet data quality objectives. Sample matrix, required detection levels, target or non-target analysis, and budget all play an important role when selecting a mass analyzer. There are typically four types of mass analyzers to choose from: time-of-flight, quadrupole, ion trap and magnetic sector.
A time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOFMS) is ideal for discovering new compounds in your sample, quantifying targeted compounds in complex samples, and increasing throughput with fast chromatography.