Cocaine is a globally used illicit drug and its widespread use remains a significant public health concern. It is known that US paper currency in general circulation is contaminated with cocaine. There are several possible explanations for this: contamination due to handling during drug deals, the use of rolled up bills for snorting or inhalation, and cross contamination between bills in circulation. The analytical methods for cocaine analysis on paper currency are normally HPLC/UV, GC/MS or LC-MS/MS, however, all of these methods require significant sample preparation before analysis.
In this poster, a quick and direct screening method for detection of cocaine on paper currency is introduced using the Touch Express Open Port Sampling Interface (OPSI) on the Advion expression® CMS.
This poster was presented at ASMS 2021 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
This webinar features several useful tools to simplify or even eliminate the sample preparation involved prior to mass spectrometry. In this educational session you will learn about several prep-free mass spec techniques that are available, and how to select which method is best for your analysis. Advion will share their perspectives on some of the new tools and protocols to minimize and simplify sample preparation. You’ll learn how to reduce your time in the lab and see your mass spec results in as little as 30 seconds!
As an attendee, you will learn more about:
How to select the best tools for sample introduction based on your compound
How new tools can reduce or eliminate sample preparation for results in <30 seconds
New workflows to maximize your time in the lab by simplifying complex processes
This webinar was presented at the 2023 LabXpo Virtual event by Lab Manager and LabX, recorded July 20, 2023.
Deuterium exchange has been demonstrated to provide additional information to accurate mass measurement and collision‐induced dissociation on unknown chemical structures. An enhanced method for rapid deuterium exchange could make this technique more routine for structural elucidation. Open port sampling interface mass spectrometry (OPSI‐MS) with an aprotic solvent offers a rapid method for performing deuterium incorporation.
This publication features the Advion Interchim Scientific® Touch Express™ OPSI with the expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS).
In this note, a quick and direct screening method for the detection of illicit drugs on paper currency is introduced using the Touch Express™ Open Port Sampling Interface (OPSI) on the Advion expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS).A range of paper currency bills from different countries were analyzed for traces of illicit drugs.
Thanks to the diminishing size and cost of mass spectrometers, coupled with their increasing robustness and ease of use, universities are now starting to furnish their undergraduate chemistry laboratories with this advanced analytic tool.
“My favorite learning environment is the laboratory,” explains Paul A. Flowers, professor of analytical chemistry at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “I like teaching students fundamentals through bona fide research experiences.” Flowers began using mass spectrometry in the teaching laboratory about six years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Learn more about the integration of mass spectrometry for teaching with this free whitepaper.
Direct sample analysis of liquids, solids and powders without chromatography is as easy as it sounds, and provides mass spectral information within seconds. The video demonstrates analysis of a reaction mixture.
For One-Touch Mass Analysis of Solids, Liquids,Surfaces and Fibers with the expression® CMS
The Touch Express™ Open Port Sampling Interface (OPSI), is designed for simple sampling of surfaces, solids, liquids and sample preparation tips and fibers. The novel ambient sampling technique was developed by Gary Van Berkel and Vilmos Kertesz, of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Paired with the electrospray ion source of the expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer, the solvent forms a meniscus at the open port before being drawn down the inner path into the electrospray ion source of the mass spectrometer under the Venturi effect of the nebulization gas. Any soluble sample touching the port is analyzed by the mass spectrometer in just seconds. Touch Express™ OPSI offers a fast assay bench-top solution for solid, liquids, and surfaces in a small-footprint, easy-to-use system.
Quick and easy analysis methods for drugs of abuse are in high demand from health practitioners and law enforcement agencies on a global scale. In 2017, it was found that fentanyl, a fast-acting synthetic painkiller that is nearly 100 times stronger than morphine, has become the most widely abused synthetic opioid medicine – to the point it has become a public health problem. In this application note, a simple method for fentanyl screening in urine is introduced, using Advion Interchim Scientific’s Touch Express™ Open Port Sampling Interface (OPSI) coupled with the expressionL Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS).
OPSI was developed by Gary Van Berkel and Vilnos Kertesz of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Paired with the electrospray ionization (ESI) source of the CMS, Touch Express™ OPSI offers a fast assay benchtop solution in a small-footprint, easy-to-use system.
Touch Express™ is a new sampling device for mass spec analysis using a technique developed by Gary Van Berkel and Vilmos Kertesz of Oak Ridge National Laboratory – the Open Port Sample Interface (OPSI). This fast, versatile sample inlet paired with the expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS) provides simple molecular weight determination of surfaces, solids and liquids in < 30s.
The Touch Express™ Open Port Sampling Interface (OPSI), is designed for simple sampling of solids, liquids and sample preparation tips and fibers. The novel ambient sampling technique was developed by Gary Van Berkel and Vilmos Kertesz, of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Paired with the electrospray ion source of the expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer, the product incorporates a low volume, open port of continuously swept solvent, flowing directly into the electrospray ion source of the mass spectrometer.