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Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) links the analytical capabilities of Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry to separate and then identify different substances within a sample.

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry can be used to analyze and identify unknown samples, identify trace components in complex mixtures, and to analyze volatile or semi-volatile compounds.


GC/MS can be used to identify unknown samples. Quantitative analysis to part-per-billion (ppb) levels can be accomplished.

GC/MS can identify trace components in complex mixtures. The analytical techniques, used together, can provide a more definitive substance identification and quantification than either the Gas Chromatography or Mass Spectrometry method used separately.

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry analysis of volatile or semi-volatile compounds can be achieved using headspace techniques or extraction and liquid injection techniques.

Sample Considerations

Volatile and semi-volatile compounds can be analyzed using this method.

The sample size can vary but 2 grams is generally sufficient.

Contact us to talk through your specific sample considerations and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry testing needs.


Work We’ve done:

  • Residual solvent and residual monomer content analysis.
  • The identification of contaminants and impurities.
  • Extractables and leachables analysis.
  • Polymer additives analysis.

Products we’ve tested:

  • Plastic and rubber compounds
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Personal care products