Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry (FAB-MS)

Fast Atom Bombardment provides an efficient means of analysing polar, ionic, thermally labile and high molecular weight compounds not amenable to analysis by Electron Impact or Chemical Ionisation. FAB-MS has therefore been used for the analysis of polar biomolecules, detergents and surfactants and natural products. Among these are applications including:

  • Analysis of mixed products in industrial and household detergent

  • Analysis of detergents in gasoline

  • Analysis of residual detergents/surfactants in environmental samples

  • Analysis of fire fighting foams residues in soil and water

  • Monitoring cleaning protocols in the pharmaceutical industry

SGS M-Scan has the capability of analysing anionic, cationic and non-ionic compounds using either negative ion or positive ion FAB-MS.