The Bruker Autoflex Speed III TOF/TOF is a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometer that combines the high-resolution capability of time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry with the specificity of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The instrument is compatible with both ground steel and polished steel targets and includes a thin-layer chromatography (TLC) accessory, allowing for the direct analysis of TLC plates.
The Bruker Autoflex Speed III TOF/TOF is widely used in various research fields, including polymers, surfactants, and organometallic complexes. In polymer applications, the instrument can be used for the analysis of molecular weight distribution, end-group analysis, and copolymer composition. In surfactant applications, the instrument can determine the surfactant concentration, molecular weight distribution, and surfactant interactions. In organometallic applications, the instrument provides detailed information on the molecular structure and composition of metal-containing compounds, such as ligand exchange and catalytic processes.