Agilent 5973N mass spectrometer

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Agilent 5973N mass spectrometer

 Agilent 5973 N GC/MS equipment. (Picture taken by Saku Mattila.)

Name and Model (Year of Manufacture / Installation)

Agilent 5973N (2002/2002)

General Information

Inert gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer (GC/MS).

Selective Mass Detector (SMD): Agilent 5973N

Gas Chromatography unit (GC): Agilent 6890A

Key Specifications        

Nominal sensitivity specifications (given by the manufacturer):

EI scan sensitivity: 60:1 s/n for 1-pg OFN scanning from 50–300 amu at nominal m/z 272 ion

PCI scan sensitivity: 75:1 s/n for 100-pg BZP scanning from 80–230 amu at nominal m/z 183 ion

NCI scan sensitivity: 500:1 s/n for 1-pg OFN scanning from 50–300 amu at nominal m/z 272 ion

Other Sensitivity Specifications

EI SIM sensitivity 10:1 s/n for 20-fg OFN at nominal m/z 272 ion

PCI SIM sensitivity: 10:1 s/n for 1-pg BZP at nominal m/z 183 ion

NCI SIM sensitivity: 10:1 s/n for 1-fg OFN at nominal m/z 272 ion

Trace RT repeatability: <0.0012 min

Trace area repeatability: <2.0% RSD


Mass Spectrometer

  • Modes: EI (standard); PCI, NCI, EI with CI source (optional)
  • Ion source type: Non-coated inert EI source
  • Ionization energy: 5–241.5 eV
  • Ionization current: 0–315 μA
  • Transfer line temperature: 100 °C–350 °C
  • Ion source temperature: 150 °C–300 °C
  • Quadrupole temperature: 150 °C–200 °C
  • Mass filter: Monolithic hyperbolic quadrupole
  • Mass filter: protection Entrance lens
  • Mass range: 1.6–800 amu
  • Mass resolution: Unit mass adjustable by tune
  • Mass axis stability: Better than 0.10 amu/48 h
  • Detector: EM with replaceable horn
  • Dynamic range: 10e6 (electonic)
  • Scan rate: 10,000 amu/s (electronic)
  • Write-to-disk 8,000 amu/s
  • SIM 30 ions × 50 groups
  • Total flow: 2 mL/min (standard turbo); 4 mL/min (performance turbo)

Gas Chromatograph

  • Automatic injector (optional) Automatic alignment, fast injection
  • Liner replacement Compatible with optional flip-top inlet sealing system
  • Injector Split-splitless (standard), others available
  • Oven temperature: Ambient +4 °C– 450 °C
  • Oven ramps/plateaus: 6/7
  • Carrier gases: Helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, argon
  • Electronic pneumatic control Auto pressure regulation for split/splitless, septum purge
  • Carrier gas control modes: Constant pressure and flow modes; pressure and flow programmable
  • Pressure range: 0–100 psi (standard), optional maximum: 0–150 psi (optional) with 0.01 psi resolution, pressure and temperature corrected
  • Retention-time locking: RTL ready
  • Flow control: Compatible with optional microfluidics controller

Data system

  • Simultaneous MS and GC: Four signals (up to 2 MS) detector data acquisitions
  • Ionization mode autotunes: EI, PCI, NCI
  • Application autotunes: BFB, DFTPP
  • Quantitation setup: Automated
  • Application reports: Environmental, drugs of abuse, aromatics in gasoline
  • File import/export: Sequence file/quant and custom report
  • Customization: Macro language, report writer
  • Spectral libraries (optional): NIST, Wiley, Pfleger-Mauer Drug, Stan pesticide
  • Spectral and RTL databases: Pesticides and endocrine (standard); Other optional databases: disrupters, volatiles, PCBs, toxicology, FAMEs, flavors, organotin compounds
Key Features
  • Inert EI source for good performance on active compounds
  • High sensivity
  • Mass stability - better than 0.10 amu over 48 hours.
  • High speed scanning: Performance electronics for 10,000 amu/s scan speed (8,000 amu/s write-to-disk)
  • Compatible with microfluidics flow controller
  • Compatible with flip-top inlet sealing system
  • Heatable quadrupole to 200 °C
  • High energy dynode and electron multiplier (EM) detector
  • Compatibility with many third-party sampling devices
  • Intelligent sequencing for samples.
Location, Contact Person

Department of Chemistry, YSK 443 / 

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