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Torion Technologies Introduces New GC-MS Analytical Software with Quantitation Capabilities

Torion Technologies Inc. introduces CHROMION Release 1.1, a complete GC-MS analytical PC software package with quantitation capabilities, advanced proprietary peak deconvolution, and customized peak identification algorithms creating a powerful tool for evaluation of mass spectral data.

Operation of the software is simple, and evaluation of the results is accomplished using an easy-to-learn Windows-based graphical user interface. CHROMION can be used to analyze mas spectral data from any data file with a .cdf extension.

CHROMION software directly interfaces with Torion’s field-portable GC-MS, the TIRDION-9. Even though the TRIDION-9 operates as a standalone system during field operations, CHROMION allows the user to manage the instrument’s system functions through Ethernet®, RF Modem or Bluetooth® connectivity with a computer. Mass spectral data can be viewed in a wide variety of ways including TIC, RIC, background subtracted and deconvolved spectra. The capabilities of the new software release include internal, external and averaged standard calibration, multiple curve fitting and quantitation using selected ions. Individual compounds can be identified and quantified from complex matrices with ease and speed using CHROMION software.

The capability of searching mass spectra from unidentified compounds against the NIST standard reference library is integrated into CHROMION software. It is easy to add a compound to either the target compound library or a general library by right clicking on any spectral window and selecting the ‘add-to-library’ function. Existing libraries can be imported into the software for editing. Edited or created libraries can then be exported for use on the TRIDION-9 GC-MS for in-field identification. Libraries contain detailed information about compounds including compound name, CAS #, formula, retention index, and molecular weight. The user can import images of the compound structure and can link to MSDS files.

Complex data are processed using a combination of proprietary deconvolution and library matching algorithms. The TRIDION-9 GC-MS uses ion trap technology to create analyte spectra. Ion trap spectra are not always identical to traditional libraries like NIST. Using a new proprietary search algorithm, results of unknown compound identification with accuracies similar to data obtained from other types of mass spectrometers such as quadrupoles is realized. Search results are displayed in a graphical format where the various deconvolved peaks have an assigned color. The spectra for the deconvolved peaks are displayed in the same color making it easy to identify which masses belong to a specific peak. The results are displayed in a simple to use format that shows the identified target compounds, as well as unknown compounds. Unknown compounds are sorted on the quality of the spectral match.

CHROMION software can be used to view and process mass spectral data from the TRIDION-9 GC-TMS or from any ANDI/net.CDF formatted data files, therefore, it can be used with the mass spectrometer from most vendors.

CHROMION software is smart, versatile and intuitive.

Source: http://www.torion.com

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