The use of chromatographic techniques in combination with isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) allows isotope ratio measurements at a compound level. The ability to investigate at the compound-to-compound level brings further insight than that which is available at the “bulk isotope” level and is therefore a highly complementary technique across many application areas such as geochemistry, food analysis, medical and pharmaceuticals.
IRMS is able to be combined with both Gas Chromatography (GC) and Liquid Chromatography (LC) techniques and we are an official Value Added Reseller (VAR) Partner of Agilent Technologies, a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Working in collaboration with Agilent Technologies our GC- and LC-IRMS solutions deliver market leading performance to our customers around the world.
For LC-IRMS solutions, we are able to offer two different solutions depending on the sample types you wish to analyze. The two solutions are built around different oxidation strategies. Our LiquiFace system is a “traditional” LC-IRMS interface which uses a wet-chemical oxidation technique to oxidize organic carbon to CO2 and is the ideal solution for academic laboratories performing analysis over a broad range of application areas. For contract analysis laboratories wishing to detect fraudulent adulteration of honey, our new iso CHROM® LC offers a highly robust, straightforward solution for high throughput analysis. Harnessing Elementar’s expertise in high temperature oxidation chemistry, the iso CHROM® LC converts dissolved honey carbohydrates to CO2 with exceptional chromatographic performance. This technique offers a significantly improved up-time for honey laboratories resulting in a greater return on investment. The iso CHROM® LC is exclusively available as part of our dedicated BiovisION Honey solution.