Agilent Technologies 5973Network Gas Chromatograph with Mass Selective Detector

Contact person: Satoshi Hamakawa
Location: Tan Hall 374 (Iglesia Lab)

The Agilent Technologies 5973 GC-MS system is an up-to-date powerful analytical instrument. It consists of a gas chromatograph (GC) that is capable of separating complex chemical mixtures into components. Generally, it can be used for organic compounds down to trace level quantitative measurements. The GC unit is connected directly to a quadrupole mass spectrometer detector (MSD). The MSD provides structural information about the separated components helping the chemical identification of unknown materials.

Design features include:

  • Control panel for locally monitoring and operating MSD
  • One of three different high vacuum pumps
  • Rotary vane fore line pump
  • Independently heated electron-ionization ion source
  • High-energy dynode (HED) electron multiplier detector
  • Independently heated GC/MSD interface

The 5973 Network MSD improves operator effectiveness, provides LAN-based communication between instrument and data system, and offers an unprecedented ability to adapt to a laboratory's established work practices. The MSD Productivity ChemStation software can now control multiple GCs and MSDs from a single PC. The 5973Network GC-MS is invaluable tool in industries as diverse as environmental testing, testing for drugs of abuse, forensics, chemical and petro-chemical production.

The donation of this equipment by Agilent Technologies is kindly acknowledged.

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