Muttenz, Switzerland – 6 October 2015 – CAMAG, the world’s leading manufacturer of HPTLC equipment, today announced the worldwide availability of the new CAMAG TLC-MS Interface 2, the second generation of its module for the pioneering concept of hyphenating HPTLC with mass spectrometry
While the visual appearance remains virtually unchanged, the CAMAG TLC-MS Interface 2 features a modified elution head and an easily accessible, exchangeable filter, arranged in front of the valve. Cleaning is facilitated as compared to the previous version, making it highly efficient. By pushing a button, the elution path is cleaned of matrix particles with compressed air, increasing the lifetime of the filter and preventing the system from becoming blocked. These filters can be easily replaced without any modification to the elution head.
With the new CAMAG TLC-MS Interface 2, plate positioning is significantly simplified: together with the positioning scale and the adjustable plate-stopper, the integrated crosshair laser enables accurate and reproducible positioning of the plate. Alternatively the coordinates determined by the CAMAG TLC Visualizer or the CAMAG TLC Scanner can be used to precisely position the HPTLC plate.
The CAMAG TLC-MS Interface 2 can be installed plug & play with any LC-MS system without adjustments or mass spectrometer modifications. Depending on the MS system, a substance can be identified within a minute via its mass spectrum, or for an unknown substance zone, the respective sum formula can be obtained. Furthermore, interesting zones can be eluted into vials for further investigations with, e.g., NMR, (ATR-)FTIR, ESI-MS, and MALDI-MS.
CAMAG provides high-end instruments, tools and concepts for TLC/HPTLC, and supports clients with training, technical and contract laboratory services. Wherever complex substance mixtures are analyzed, TLC/HPTLC often is an excellent alternative to GC and HPLC or provides complementary information.
Moreover, TLC/HPTLC has proven value as a solid quantitative analysis technique in quality assurance of food, pharmaceuticals and other industrial products. Since 1961, CAMAG has been dedicated to the development and manufacturing of instruments, software and consumables for all steps of TLC/HPTLC.
CAMAG products are truly Swiss made and have an excellent reputation throughout the world.