Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD


Principal Scientist / Consultant

Sample throughput is often a critical bottleneck
for analysis of volatiles in the contract testing or
research laboratory. Selected ion flow tube mass
spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a form of direct mass
spectrometry that provides real-time detection of
volatile organic compounds and many inorganic
gases to sub-part-per-billion concentrations (by
volume; ppbv) without requiring preconcentration,
derivatization or drying. Automation of SIFT-MS
creates a high-throughput analytical tool that
addresses these throughput challenges.

In this webinar, we demonstrate the advantages of
applying automated SIFT-MS to analysis of volatiles
in diverse matrices, from air to the headspace of
polymers, soil, and water. Formaldehyde and the BTEX
compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and
the xylenes) will be utilized in various case studies.
High-throughput thermal desorption-SIFT-MS and
real-time thermal extraction-SIFT-MS are presented
for the first time.