Micromass Quattro Micro API Micro Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

SKU: 3367669


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The Quattro Micro API is a high performance triple quadrupole spectrometer designed for routine LC/MS/MS operation. The instrument may be coupled to the following liquid introduction systems: HPLC system, to provide molecular weight information from an LC run or to perform target analysis and quantification. Syringe pump, for analysis of precious, low concentration compounds. Sample ionization take splace in the source at atmospheric pressure. These ions are sampled through through a series of orifices into the first quadrupole where they are filtered according to their mass to charge ratio (m/z). The mass seperated ions then pass into the hexapole collision cell where they either undergo collision induced decomposition (CID) or pass unhindered to the second quadrupole. The fragment ions are then mass analysed by the second quadrupole.
• Accurate, reproducible chromatographic peak area measurement
• Robust ZSpray atmospheric pressure ionization interface
• Versatile range of ionization options
• Multimode capability in a single run
• Automated instrument optimization and quantitative method development tools
• Dedicated application managers for your specialized analytical requirements
• Small footprint that sits easily on your laboratory benchtop
Manufacture Specification
  • Acquisition rates up to 5000 amu/sec
  • 2040 amu upper mass limit.
  • Quattro Micro LC-MS/MS has verticaly mounted liquid inlet probes to minimise tube length and peak dispersion.
Electrospray Positive Ion
  • Measured signal/noise ratio obtained from the chromatogram monitoring the transition m/z 609 – m/z 195 on injection of 10pg (16fmol) of reserpine will be >20:1.

  • 10µl of a 1 pg/µl reserpine solution in 50/50 acetonitrile/water (no additives) will be injected at a flow rate of 200 µl/min, in MRM mode, 1 second dwell, span 0Da.The resolution of the ion at m 609 will be <1Da peak width at half height (MS1 and MS2).

Electrospray Negative Ion

  • The signal/noise ratio measured on the [M-H]- peak at m/z 503 from a sample consumption of 10ng raffinose will be >100:1.

  • A solution of 5 ng/µl Raffinose in 50/50 acetonitrile/water (no additives) will be introduced at a flow rate of 10 µl/min and the summation of two 6 second scans over the mass range m/z 100-600 represents a total sample consumption of 10ng.

APcI Positive Ion

  • Measured signal/noise ratio obtained from the mass chromatogram of m/z 609 in SIR mode on direct injection of 10pg (16fmol) reserpine (10µl injection of a 1pg/µl solution) at a flow a rate of 1ml/min will be >10:1.

Additional information

Weight 303 lbs
Dimensions 46 × 26 × 33 in
Make Micromass
Model Quattro Micro API
Serial QAA 830
Working Working
Item Condition Used
Includes Power Cord
Warranty 30-Day Warranty, 100% Parts and Labor
Voltage 240V
hertz 50Hz/60Hz
Shipping Type Freight


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