Full-Spectrum Database Coupled with Rapid, High-Res Accurate MS
Enables Broad Exploration of Known and Unknown Food Contaminants
Exact mass EI spectra for more than 750 pesticides and environmental
MassHunter PCDL software, which allows content to be easily viewed and
edited, making it easier for users to create custom databases for
smaller and more specific suites of analytes compiled to specific
A quick-start package, including a DVD with method and data files,
application notes and a user’s guide, which speeds the start-up
process by showing real-world examples of analyses.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a new Personal
Compound Database and Library for use with gas chromatography/hybrid
quadrupole time-of-flight (GC/Q-TOF) mass spectrometers. Part of
Agilent’s full line of pesticide
monitoring and analysis solutions, the full-spectrum Pesticide
PCDL—combined with high-resolution accurate mass technology—enables
clear and decisive identification of even the most challenging
pesticides and unknown contaminants.
The pesticide PCDL is the first commercially available high res-accurate
mass GC/Q-TOF library. It was developed in collaboration with Dr. Peter
FÜrst from Germany’s Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute,
Amadeo Rodriguez Fernandez-Alba from the University of Almeria in Spain,
and O. David Sparkman, adjunct professor of chemistry at the University
of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Conventional screening with single quadrupole or tandem quadrupole
instruments require extensive method setup and optimization to screen
for hundreds of compounds. The combination of Q-TOF technology and an
exact mass library eliminates this complexity and provides greater
flexibility in screening workflows. In addition, the high-resolution
accurate mass measurements provide higher confidence in screening
“The capabilities of the GC/Q-TOF combined with the new exact mass
library will allow us to quickly screen for hundreds of pesticides and
contaminants,” said Dr. FÜrst. “The combination of high-resolution
accurate mass with the ability to acquire full spectrum data will not
only allow us to have better confidence in our results, but will now
give us the ability to look for and identify emerging contaminants.”
The pesticide PCDL was developed for the Agilent
7890B GC and 7200
Series GC/Q-TOF mass spectrometer for food safety and environmental
screening. It is retention time-locked for the three most common GC
methods used in pesticide screening. The kit contains:
The new database and library will be available in the second half of
To learn more about the new pesticide database/library, please contact email@example.com.
About Agilent Pesticide Monitoring and Analysis Solutions
For more information, visit Agilent’s
Pesticide Monitoring and Analysis Solutions website.
Agilent’s LC/MS and GC/MS technologies play a key role in pesticide
monitoring and analysis and in the company’s complete portfolio of Food
Testing and Agricultural Solutions, designed for use in global food
chain production, inspection, new product development, quality control
About Agilent Technologies
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company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies,
Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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