COMPACT MASS SPECTROMETRY: A COMPLETE REACTION MONITORING SOLUTION

| March 17, 2019

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Reaction monitoring is a key aspect in a range of chemistry environments from chemical synthesis to drug discovery to understanding natural products to protein synthesis. Understanding the optimal time to quench a reaction for maximum yield, as well as monitoring a reaction in real-time are vital to many medicinal and synthetic organic chemists. Advion’s expression CMS was developed with the chemist in mind to optimize their workflow directly at the bench. It is an easy-to-use and maintain single quadrupole detector that integrates with the industry’s broadest range of innovative sampling techniques from direct probe analysis to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography. Users can rapidly switch between the many different sampling techniques required throughout the chemist’s workflow.

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