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Non-Targeted Analysis

Non-Targeted Analysis

There are tens of thousands of chemicals used in daily life that are exposed to the environment and several hundred new ones introduced every day. It is impossible for chemical toxicity testing and environmental regulations to keep up. Further, several of these chemicals are transformed in the environment or in water treatment plants to metabolites and transformation products of unknown toxicity and persistence in the environment. Thus, identifying these compounds is critical for suitable baseline monitoring and toxicological profiling in the environment.

To identify unknown contaminants in the environment, you need technology that is sensitive, fast, and accurate. To be successful, you must be able to confidently identify emerging chemical contaminants at trace concentrations in complex environmental and biological matrices. Depending on the research you do, you may need tools to help you screen for a large number of suspect chemicals using a database and library or you may want to discover and identify new, previously unknown chemicals in the environment. Agilent provides solutions to both these non-targeted analysis strategies.

Agilent can provide you with a proven end-to-end solution for suspect screening in environmental research. A solution that covers everything from sample preparation to data analysis. A solution that gives you speedy results without compromising data quality. A solution that will enable you to positively identify contaminants of concern and avoid false negatives. To truly characterize the entire chemical composition of an environmental sample, you need both a GC and an LC instrument. Agilent offers both high-resolution accurate mass LC-Q/TOF and GC-Q/TOF platforms that are operated using the same software platform for your convenience. Add Agilent’s expertise in method development and validation to the equation and the right choice for your lab to do non-targeted analysis is obvious.