GC-MS Testing

GC-MS and GC-FID Analysis

Gas chromatography to characterize volatile ingredients and contaminants

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What is GC?

Gas chromatography (GC) is a technique used to physically separate, identify, and quantify volatile and semi-volatile compounds in a complex mixture. A sample is converted into a vapor and carried through a column of gas, which separates the sample into components that are then analyzed by a detector – either a mass spectrometer (MS) or flame ionization detector (FID).

Applications of GC

Our GC-MS and GC-FID capabilities will help you identify and measure mystery volatile compounds to organic impurities and more at trace levels – ppm (parts per million) and ppb (parts per billion). Depending on your testing and product development needs, our specialists will help you decide which technique is right for you.

Related Services at LTS include:

  • Fatty acid and food grade oil profiling
  • Fragrance and flavor analysis
  • Identification of preservatives
  • Quality control testing for residual solvents and outgassed impurities
  • Pesticide and herbicide residue screenings
  • Product deformulation
  • Competitive analysis

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