ACE TP-35, ACE TP-36, ACE TP-38, ACE TP-54

Chromatography is the separation of individual elements within a given compound via a carrier medium, such gas or liquid. Combining chromatography with spectrometry results in highly accurate identification of even trace amounts of substances within a compound.

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

GC-MS is an incredibly powerful method for quantifying and identifying highly volatile compounds. The elements contained within a sample are separated based on volatility as they travel through the gas chromatograph. The mass spectrometer then identifies each element present in the compound based on its mass spectrum. A GC-MS instrument will deliver data on both the identity and quantity of each element.

GC-MS can separate extremely minute quantities of a given element within a complex mixture, allowing for identification of contaminants and foreign bodies on a micro scale. This is crucial for conducting assays and purity analyses of raw materials, assessing the quality of custom compounds, and investigating performance issues or product failures.

GC-MS is also a valuable tool for studying and comparing different products. A GC-MS instrument can deliver a complete breakdown of a product’s formulation, which can be benchmarked against a similar product for comparison. This is ideal for assessing newer generations of a legacy product or formulation or investigating a competitor product.

GC-MS analysis is compatible with solid, liquid, and gaseous materials and samples, making the applications for this powerful technique virtually limitless. Companies may benefit from GC-MS data to support formula reconstruction projects, failure analyses, raw materials assays, and more.

ACE Laboratories is an accredited rubber testing laboratory providing GC-MS analysis services for a variety of materials. Our test methods include:


Quantitative Analysis of Solid or Liquid Substances by Gas Chromatography (GC)


Quantification of Cyclic Volatile Methyl Siloxanes by Gas Chromatography (GC)


Quantitative Analysis of Solid or LIquid Substances by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry


Extraction of Solids for Phthalate Determination
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