Hiden Analytical’s CATLAB integrated microreactor/mass spectrometer (MS) system now addresses an extended applications range with the introduction of enlarged sample capacity options to accommodate sample volumes up to 2 mL. The system, developed for quantification of catalytic activity and thermal reaction processes in both R&D and QC laboratories, monitors gas and vapor reaction products directly from the sample position via the primary sampling interface embedded within the 1,000 C fast-response furnace. The interface concept maintains optimum system performance throughout the full sample capacity range down to 0.1 mL, with the cartridge-style sample holders enabling fast and accurate sample placement. LABview-based software is user-programmable to define the furnace temperature profile and ramp rate, establish MS data acquisition parameters, input gas/vapor flow through up to eight mass flow controllers and select valve switching functions including pulse gas injection for chemisorption measurement.
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