Plate Express

Plate Express™ is a device that provides a simple, automated means of obtaining mass spectra directly from TLC plates, combined with Advion’s expression® compact mass spectrometer (CMS) creating a technique known as TLC/CMS. Using this technique chemists can quickly and confidently identify products even in complex mixtures without additional sample preparation.

  • Identify spots in <1 minute
  • Avoid the risk of overloading the mass spectrometer – TLC spots contain the ideal amount of sample for mass spectrometry
  • Software controlled – spectra obtained within a few mouse clicks
  • Simplify the process of obtaining spectra – ideal for multi-user labs

Watch the video: Advion Plate Express TLC Plate Reader

expression CMS Success Stories

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Mass Spectrometry Facility, Department of Chemistry University of Birmingham

“The Chemists are spending significantly more time running reactions.”

Chi Tsang, Experimental Officer

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Technical University Munich, Garching, Germany

“The expression CMS is the perfect MS system for any research laboratory involved in synthetic organic chemistry and chemical analytics or small molecules to proteins.”

Dr. Tobias A.M. Gulder, Professor

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New Path Molecular Ltd, United Kingdom

“expression CMS meets our requirements for an instrument that is intuitive to use, robust and capable of being maintained, expanded and serviced without manufacturer call outs.”

Dr. Gary Tarver, Lead Chemist

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Corden Pharma Switzerland LLC, Liestal, Switzerland

"We use the Advion expression CMS as a robust and versatile detector in our chromatographic processes, both MPLC and HPLC."

Dr. Markus Juza, Purification Expert

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Recent expression CMS Publications

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expression CMS Application Notes

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Fast Identification of Artificial Vanilla Flavor in Vanilla Extract by ASAP® Compact Mass Spectrometry

The expression CMS coupled with the Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP®) is used to quickly identify the presence of artificial vanilla, as well as confirm the purity of products marketed as such. This technique provides a fast and easy method for purity analysis.

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Fast Screening for Purity and Adulterants in Coconut Oil by ASAP® Compact Mass Spectrometry

The expression CMS coupled with the Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP®) is used to determine purity and detect adulterants in coconut oil. In this application note, pure coconut oil is tested against a sample of coconut oil adulterated with canola oil for comparative data analysis and a fast and easy method for purity analysis.

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iASAP Analysis of Air-Sensitive Compounds via Inert Sampling Techniques

Many chemical reactions carried out by synthetic chemists involve air-sensitive compounds such as metal catalysts and organometallics and must therefore be carried out in a glove box or using a Schlenk line to prevent oxidation and hydrolysis. Sampling and transportation of these samples to a mass spectrometer by an Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP ®)…

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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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