Comprehensive Analysis + Unknown Component Analysis of Vinyl Acetate Resins Using Pyrolysis GC-MS

First Published: JEOL USA September 2018.

Advances in mass spectrometry are enabling analysis of micro samples and unknown components that were not observable before. As the volume of information acquired from mass spectrometry increases, researchers are calling for simple techniques to analyze numerous components observed, and as a result, there is a rise in demand for comprehensive analytical techniques including multiple classification analysis.   In this work, we will introduce a new technique for non-target analysis, which combines comprehensive analysis using high resolution GC-TOFMS and unknown component analysis using soft ionization.

As model samples, 6 commercial vinyl acetate resins (adhesives) were used. A gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometer (GC-TOFMS) was used for measurement. Since emulsion samples including adhesives are difficult to analyze without preliminary treatment, the samples were subjected to pyrolysis.  The resulting data was analyzed by AnalyzerPro (SpectralWorks) to compare multiple samples by PCA.

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