Search for and download brochures, application notes, presentations and posters.
Read our Blog!
Search here for recent application notes from Anatune and our partners.
We organise our own events and attend many others.

We love to talk with our customers face-to-face so, if you are attending an event, let us know and we can arrange to meet.
Lunch & Learn seminars are provided free by Anatune and consist of one-hour sessions, conducted by experienced analytical chemists, covering topics that are relevant to the work you do.
Download copies of recent presentations given by the Anatune team.
Here you can download copies of recent posters presented by the Anatune team and our partners.
Who we are, what we do and what we believe is important.
We recognise that data quality, analytical flexibility and effective support should be our primary concern and Anatune is dedicated to delivering these benefits to analysts in the UK and Ireland.
Our first priority is to maintain a great team spirit and we only employ people with great attitudes.

We believe in continual learning and personal development. We train our staff well.

Find out more about them here.
Our role is to bring the World's best analytical technologies to laboratories in the UK and Ireland.

We do this in partnership with some great companies.
We do our best work and achieve the very best outcomes when collaborating with our customers.
We have built strong, long-term relationships with customers resulting in repeat business and an unbeatable reputation for reliability and trust.

Here's what they say about us...
While it’s certainly not our primary motivation, peer recognition is important to us. See our latest and greatest achievements here.

Real-Time Speciation of Ethylbenzene from the Xylenes Using SIFT-MS

Application Note

Ethyl benzene and the Xylenes are part of a group of compounds known as BTEX (benzene, toluene and xylenes) and originate in the environment from a number of sources. This group of compounds may pose potential human health risk, in particular from inhalation and therefore are included in environmental and occupational monitoring programs. Direct mass spectrometry (DMS) techniques traditionally have struggled to distinguish ethylbenzene from the xylene isomers, so measurement has been reported as a total concentration of “ethylbenzene plus xylenes”. However, regulations are increasingly calling for separated measurements due to different occupational exposure limits.  Previously this would have required chromatographic separation of the isomers using specific gas chromatographic methods. These methods require static (grab) samples to be taken at different time points, rather than being able to perform analysis in real time as with direct MS approaches. This application note highlights the ability of SIFT-MS to speciate ethylbenzene from the xylenes in real time, using O2+ and a simple calibration approach.

Application Note Downloads

Real-Time Speciation of Ethylbenzene from the Xylenes Using SIFT-MS


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.