The ionKey/MS System redefines ultimate performance by integrating microflow UPLC directly into the source of the mass spectrometer. This provides an increased level of sensitivity, chromatographic performance, and ease-of-use that cannot be achieved any other way.
The Waters® 300-micron i.d. microfluidic device, the iKeyTM HT, is a new addition to the company’s ionKey/MSTM microscale chromatography product portfolio. The iKey HT device is a ceramic tile that is etched with a 300-micron i.d. channel packed with 1.7 or 1.8 micron UPLC® particles, which takes the place of a traditional capillary column. The larger i.d. microchannel etched into the new device allows scientists to run separations at higher flow rates as compared to the 150 micron i.d. tile, thereby shortening run times to three minutes or less which is comparable to the run time of a conventional LC separation performed on a 2.1 mm i.d. column.