Hamamatsu offers ionization-assisting substrates called DIUTHAME that support ionization in mass spectrometry in place of matrix that is currently used for MALDI (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization) and also eliminate the cumbersome sample pretreatment process.
DIUTHAME is an ionization-assisting tool developed by Hamamatsu for MALDI TOF-MS (time-of-flight mass spectrometry). DIUTHAME streamlines the ionization process in mass spectrometry by replacing the matrix used in MALDI, and totally eliminates the cumbersome pretreatment of samples needed up till now.
No matrix background noise.
(Measureble at low molecular region)
High reproducibility with minimal variation no matter who does the measurement.
High spatial resolution
High spatial resolution in mass imaging spectrometry ensured by nanometer-order structure.
Simple pretreatment slashes the time and effort needed for preparation.
DIUTHAME can be used for a wide range of samples in any situation.
New method: Blotting
In the blotting technique using DIUTHAME, the components on the sample surface are analyzed AFTER being transferred to the DIUTHAME. So there is no need to do extra processing of the sample and mass spectrometry imaging with position information can then start.
|For mass spectrum||Multiple channels enable efficient measurement.|
|For MS imaging||Products can be selected according to the size of the measurement sample. Suitable for MS imaging measurement.|
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