Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

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Since its first bench-top gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC-MS) was sold in 1979, Shimadzu has been a leader in design innovations, such as our front access ion source, high efficiency ion optics, 20,000 u/second scan speed, and post-quadrupole focusing lenses. Together, these innovations provide unparalleled instrument performance and simplified operation and maintenance. With the addition of the GCMS-TQ8050 NX triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS, Shimadzu offers a comprehensive series of GC-MS and GC-MS/MS instruments for every application.

With the launch of the NX Series of GC-MS and GC-MS/MS instruments, Shimadzu has raised performance levels to new heights. And, with outstanding functionality, a variety of Smart features, easy maintenance, and intuitive software, these GC-MS systems provide more efficient workflows, greater uptime, and reduced costs for higher productivity and better ROI for any laboratory.



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Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS Instruments

GCMS-TQ8050 NX Triple Quadrupole Cannabis GC-MS


Triple Quadrupole GC-MS
Equipped with a new, highly efficient detector and three forms of noise-reduction technologies, the GCMS-TQ8050 NX is capable of performing unprecedented quantitative GC-MS analyses of ultra-trace amounts, down to the femtogram level, with reduced long-term operational costs and greater uptime.
GCMS-TQ8040 NX Triple Quadrupole GC-MS


Triple Quadrupole GC-MS
Incorporating numerous Smart features, the GCMS-TQ8040 NX enables highly sensitive simultaneous GC-MS analysis of multiple components, achieves superior productivity through dedication to efficiency, and supports easy creation of methods and data analysis, making this universal triple quadrupole GC-MS applicable in any field.

Single Quadrupole GC-MS Instruments

GCMS-QP2020 NX Single Quadrupole GC-MS


Single Quadrupole GC-MS
Adopting a proprietary multi-function ion source, large-capacity turbomolecular pump with heightened exhaust efficiency for all carrier gases, including nitrogen, and Advanced Scanning Speed Protocol, the GCMS-QP2020 NX can assist any laboratory, regardless of its GC-MS application focus, achieve its full potential.
 GCMS-QP2010 SE Single Quadrupole GC-MS

GCMS-QP2010 SE Single Quadrupole GC-MS

Single Quadrupole GC-MS
The GCMS-QP2010 SE, featuring a scan speed of 10,000 μ/second, is a cost-effective, production workhorse GC-MS that can meet the most demanding requirements of any challenging, high-throughput laboratory environment. 

GC-MS Sample Introduction Options

AOC-20 Auto Injector/Auto Sampler

AOC-20 Auto Injector/Auto Sampler

There is automation to fit any budget. The AOC-20i autoinjector can be used for a few samples or many when combined with the AOC-20s autosampler carousel.
AOC-6000 Series Multifunctional Auto sampler

AOC-6000 Multifunctional Autosampler

With automated pretreatment and the ability to switch between three GC/MS sample injection modes – liquid, headspace, and solid phase micro extraction – the AOC-6000 dramatically improves GCMS and GC analysis productivity.

Optic-4 Inlet for GC sample introduction

Optic-4 Inlet for Gas Chromatography

Offering multiple modes of injection including ultra-fast heating and large-volume injection, the Optic-4 can easily accommodate a wide variety of applications.
HS-20 Headspace GCMS and GC Samplers

HS-20 Headspace GC-MS Samplers

With both loop and loop/trap models, the HS-20 dedicated headspace sampler is an optimal solution for analyzing a wide range of volatile organic components (VOCs) in a variety of sample matrices. Perfect for use with either GC or GC-MS.
DI-2010 Direct Sample Inlet Device for gc sample introduction

DI-2010 Direct Sample Inlet Device

The DI-2010 Direct Sample Inlet Device allows a sample to be introduced directly into the ion source without passing through a GC column.
Frontier GCMS Pyrolyzer for Pyrolysis GCMS

Frontier Lab Pyrolyzer and Accessories

Not all GC and GCMS samples can be liquid or gas, sometimes solids like plastics need to be analyzed. Using the PY3030 operators can characterize virtually any organic material, from biomass to synthetic polymers using single- or dual-stage pyrolysis. The system comes equipped to run multiple techniques including Evolved Gas (EGA), Single-shot Analysis (PY) and many more.
EST Evolution P&T and Centurion Autosampler for gc sample introduction

EST Evolution P&T and Centurion Autosampler

Reliable volatiles analysis with low carryover, superior moisture control, and easy maintenance.
Twin Line MS System

Twin Line MS System

The Twin Line MS System provides an innovative approach to productivity improvement for users who need to run multiple applications with different capillary columns on a single GC/MS.
TD-30 series GCMS Thermal Desorption Unit

TD-30 series Thermal Desorption Unit

The TD-30 is the optimal solution for gas and materials analysis. Its outstanding processing ability and excellent expandability provide strong support for all types of analysis, for example measuring air quality in buildings, VOCs of interior car materials, or even odors in packaging.

GC-MS Software Packages



GCMSsolution software conveniently combines all of the functions required for GC/MS and GC/MS/MS instrument operation, data acquisition, data processing, and reporting into four logical modules.
Mass Spectral Libraries

Mass Spectral Libraries

Industry-standard NIST and Wiley libraries are indispensable tools for all GC/MS users. Additional libraries for environmental, forensic, clinical, and flavor/fragrance applications are also valuable search tools for the specific fields of study.
Smart Database Series

Smart Database Series

The Smart Database Series is a collection of databases designed to help the user create MRM methods for GC-MS/MS easily and automatically.
LabSolutions Insight

LabSolutions Insight

Multi-analyte Quantitation Software for GC/MS and GC-MS/MS.

GC-MS Tutorials

Fundamentals of GC-MS

Fundamentals of GC-MS

The following web pages are tutorials that outline the Fundamentals of Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).

GCMS and GC-MS/MS software functions

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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