expressionE CMS

for academic chemistry

Developed for chemistry students  to gain industry-relevant mass spectrometry skills.

Advion offers a plug and play, compact, single quadrupole mass spectrometer designed specifically with the academic chemistry laboratory in mind. When teaching undergraduates the basics of chemistry, it is important to keep the spark of learning alive. The expressionE CMS takes learning to a new level with hands-on, real-time analysis.

The education bundle includes:

  • expressionE CMS
  • Teaching curriculum
  • Computer
  • Installation and training
  • Interface of choice: Direct injection, Direct Analysis Probe (ASAP), TLC or LC

Curriculum: Mass Spectrometry for Chemistry Students

Developed by Cornell Professor Emeritus, Jack Henion, PhD along with leading chemistry departments, the course curriculum focuses on key topics relevant to students interested in continuing down an academic path as well as industry or government.

A program of videos and lectures introducing mass spectrometry techniques to chemists.

  1. An Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
  2. Direct syringe injection (Flow Injection Analysis)
  3. Direct sampling probe (ASAP)
  4. TLC Mass Analysis
  5. LC/MS
  6. Other liquid introduction mass spectrometry applications and techniques

expression CMS Success Stories

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University of Cambridge, Ley Group

“I would recommend the system to any group that works with continuous flow chemistry, especially those that need real time analysis of stream compositions.”

Daniel E. Fitzpatrick, Ph. D Candidate, Student Researcher & Founder, ChemInventory

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Research Analyst – University of Leiden

“I incorporated the expression CMS as a TLC/MS system because of its simplicity, low cost and the brilliant combination with the Plate Express.”

Dr. Hans van den Elst, Research Analyst, University of Leiden

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Department of Chemistry – Creighton University

“It’s easy, walk-up use with straightforward swapping of ESI and APCI sources make it a reliable, productive tool for determining synthetic success.”

Dr. Martin Hulce, Department of Chemistry, Creighton University

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Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Research Program – UNC School of Medicine

“The convenience of having a mass spectrometer in our laboratory means that we can increase working efficiencies.”

Dr. Zibo Li, Department of Radiology UNC School of Medicine

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Recent expression CMS Publications

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expression CMS Application Notes

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Identification of a Pesticide Used in Lawn Care by vAPCI Compact Mass Spectrometry

At regular intervals throughout the year a local lawn service applies pesticides to the lawn surrounding the Advion headquarters in Ithaca, NY. The grass is very uniform and not a single dandelion or crabgrass plant is visible – so we wondered, what chemical do they use? After an application in the early spring, we sampled…

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Analyses of Different Grades of Olive Oil by Volatile Mass Spectrometry

In this application note, we demonstrate the use of the Advion expression CMS with a volatile APCI (vAPCI) ion source to analyze extra-virgin, virgin, and lampante olive oil samples. We show statistical analysis allowing us to categorize and identify olive oil samples by their grade. This technique allows us to test individual olive oil samples and…

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Classifying Cheeses by vAPCI Compact Mass Spectrometry

Cheese is one of the world’s most popular food types, with a wide variety available for consumers. The scents and flavors of cheeses, so characteristic to each type of cheese, stem from a complex mixture of chemicals, including free fatty acids. While this mixture is affected by a wide variety of factors we can use…

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Screening of Dietary Supplements by ASAP® Compact Mass Spectrometry

In this application note, we demonstrate the use of the Advion expressionL CMS with an atmospheric solids analysis probe (ASAP) ion source to analyze two supplements (figure 1) that contain DMBA, a synthetic stimulant that has not been tested on humans. The substance is the chemical cousin to drug DBAA, which is currently banned by…

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