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Key Applications

  • Controlled Substances
  • Amphetamines
  • Diastereomers
  • Ephedrine/Pseudoephedrine
  • Trace Analysis
  • Fentanyl Analogs
  • Cathinones
  • Phenethylamines
  • Unattended overnight options available
  • Couples to Mass spec


The New Spectra Analysis DiscovIR System is the perfect solution when identifying the components in a complex mixture. Infrared spectroscopy provides each compound’s unique fingerprint, making it quick and easy to identify each peak by comparison to the extensive solid phase IR libraries. The DiscovIR system is particularly useful in identifying structural isomers, which can be a challenging area for Mass Spectrometry.

Micro-Deposition Improves Analysis

DiscovIR’s unique temperature controlled, vacuum deposition method ensures that results are accurate and reproducible. Eluted peaks are first deposited in a film onto a rotating IR-transparent disc. The disk rotates the concentrated spot into the infrared beam and the spectrum is collected.


  • Micro-Deposition on Cryogenically-Cooled IR-transparent disc
  • Solid phase transmission FTIR spectra with high resolution
  • Runs stand-alone or in parallel with GC-MS
Enhanced Resolution
Infrared Detection System for GC

System Overview

Operating PrincipleDirect deposition of column eluent on
cryogenically-cooled ZnSe sample disc
Detection MethodBuilt-in FTIR
IR Detector0.1 x 0.1 mm MCT
IR Range4000–700 Wavenumbers
Resolution4 or 8 cm-1
Data CollectionReal-time, with post-run rescan
Spectrum TypeTransmittance through disc and solid-phase sample
Disc CapacityAbout 20 hours of chromatography
Disc Temperature Control-100 to –30°C; ambient to 100°C
Unattended operation12 hours; Autosampler-compatible

Data Station

PlatformMicrosoft Windows™ 10 PRO
Spectroscopy PackageThermo Galactic GRAMS/32 AITM
Standard Features• Real-time and post-run data collect
• Chromatographic / spectral workup
• Band chromatograms for chemical classes
• Ratio chromatograms for profiling trends
• Alignment and tuning tools
Library SearchLibrary Search Software included
Spectra compatible with all solid phase FTIR Libraries

DiscovIR-GC Configuration

GC Flow Rates Accepted0.1 to 5 ml/min
GC TemperaturesProgrammed up to 420°C
SensitivityPicogram range (e.g. <200 pg of dodecane)
ChromatographCompatible with any GC system (user supplied)

Concentrates Analytes in Minimal Area

Cryogenic temperature control of the sample disc minimizes the area of the deposited analyte. This produces a thicker sample layer and therefore higher sensitivity of the absorbance spectrum, generating a practical result where gas phase detectors deliver little useful information.

Retains Entire Chromatographic Run

The entire chromatographic run is applied as a solid deposit on the Sample Disc, preserving the resolution of the separation, therefore, the entire run is available to be scanned again in order to investigate subtle features and improve signal-to-noise.
The speed of the rotating Sample Disc can be adjusted to match concentration of the deposited sample.



The Solution to Isomer Identification and Complex Mixture Analysis

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DiscovIR how solid phase GC-IR works!

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