Screening System for Phthalate Esters and Brominated Flame Retardants
Making the Difficult simple
Py-Screener™ Ver. 2 is designed to screen for brominated flame retardants, such as PBBs and PBDEs, and phthalate esters in polymers. These substances are regulated under the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS (II) Directive) in Europe. The pyrolyzer GC/MS (Py-GC/MS) is used to selectively detect and quantify these restricted substances thermally extracted from samples. This screening system consists of a sampling toolkit, special standards, and special software and can be easily operated even by novices.
Newly Developed High-Speed (22 Minute) Simultaneous Inspection Method for 7 Phthalate Esters and Brominated Flame RetardantsA method has been developed that significantly shortens simultaneous inspection times for phthalate esters and brominated flame retardants....
The system is now compatible with inspections with Shimadzu's SH-1MS high-durability column, which includes a guard column as part of its design...
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Shimadzu has released Peakintelligence™ for GCMS
Peakintelligence for GCMS is equipped with new AI peak integration algorithms that significantly shorten the time needed for peak integration in the GC/MS/MS quantitative processing work sequence. AI algorithms trained with peak integration know-how*2 provide peak integration on par with that of an experienced user, so configuring or adjusting parameters is not required. In addition, the software can correctly detect low-concentration samples.
What is a Method Package?
Method Package contains ready-to-use analytical conditions and sample pretreatment procedures optimized for Shimadzu mass spectrometers and specific analytical applications.
Shimadzu has released the Smart Metabolites Database™ Ver.2
The Smart Metabolites Database™ is a GC-MS(/MS) database that contains the information needed for analyzing metabolic components. In Ver.2, the number of registered components is increased to expand the reach of the analysis of food samples, focusing on plant secondary metabolites such as catechins and chlorogenic acids that are garnering interest as functional components to enable simultaneous analysis of over 600 components.
Shimadzu has released the Smart Aroma Database
Smart Aroma Database provides efficient and accurate aroma analysis using GC-MS(/MS). Information on more than 500 compounds that contribute to the aroma is registered in Smart Aroma Database™, enabling the objective evaluation and analysis of aroma compounds using GC-MS(/MS).
PBT Chemicals under TSCA - Analysis of PIP(3:1)
In 2021, under Section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) addressed the problem of PIP (3:1) as a substance that has all three characteristics of a persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical, and began to regulate the commercial process and distribution of PIP (3:1) and PIP (3:1)-containing products or articles within the United States
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