Application Note: Workflow solutions for direct insertion, real-time gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
26 February 2020

The need for fast screening of samples is desired across many fields of study, from crime laboratories analysis of seized drugs, to verify RoHS compliance of plastic commodities. Conventional screening with GC-MS requires sample preparation of dissolution, dilution and/or headspace sampling and long GC analysis times. Typical application of direct insertion real-time MS provides a quick analysis of various sample types but does not have chromatographic separation of the analytes, causing increased time of human review. Direct insertion GC-MS is an easy-to-use screening technique, and offers fast analysis with GC separation and mass spectral confirmation in under a minute.