Application Note: Agilent Inert Plus GC/MS system with HydroInert source
19 October 2022

With increased price on the helium (He) market, laboratories are exploring the option of hydrogen (H2 ) carrier gas. Since hydrogen is a reactive gas, hydrogenation and dechlorination reactions can and do occur in the mass spectrometer electron ionization (EI) source. Here, Agilent Technologies presents a newly designed extractor source for the Agilent 5977B Inert Plus GC/MSD and Agilent 7000D/E Inert Plus triple quadrupole GC/MS systems and explains how it can address these hydrogen-related issues.