GC/MS is commonly used for flavor and fragrance analyses, and searching a library of GC/MS spectra is convenient for identifying unknown components. However, similarities in the mass spectra of some fragrant compounds makes identification difficult.
The FFNSC3 library contains retention indexes using three types of columns as well as mass spectra. Shimadzu's GCMSsolution library search, utilizing the retention index, provides highly accurate identification results and makes it ideally suited for flavor and fragrance analysis.
Flavor and fragrance analysis
3462 Mass Spectra
The FFNSC 3 library is registered with 3462 natural and synthetic chemical compounds relating to flavors, providing even greater support for analysis.
Retention Index Compatible with Three Types of Columns
The FFNCS 3 library contains retention indexes compatible with three types of columns including wax columns.
Shimadzu's GCMSsolution library search, utilizing the retention index, narrows down the search results and makes it easy to identify various fragrant compounds.
High Hit-ratio Mass Spectra
The FFNSC 3 library was developed using the Shimadzu GCMS-QP series by the skills-based group led by Prof. Mondello, (Messina Univ. in Italy). Performing analysis using Shimadzu GCMS enables obtaining mass spectra with similarities close to those registered in the library.
Filtering with retention index
Since flavor and fragrance components sometimes contain compounds having similar chemical structures, multiple compounds with similar mass spectra are listed as candidates when performing a library search using only the mass spectrum. Filtering with the retention index sorts the candidates by retention index, thereby providing highly accurate identification results.
All of the column retention indexes can be confirmed at the same time, which assists in close investigation of identification results.
Mass spectrum, Retention index for each column, CAS number,compound name, molecular weight, compositional formula
GCMS-QP Series + GCMSsolution Ver.2.6 or later GCMS-TQ Series + GCMSsolution Ver.4.0 or later (single-quad mode only; does not include MS/MS spectra)
The mass spectra in the FFNSC library were obtained by the group led by Prof. Mondello, University of Messina, Italy. The FFNSC library copyright is owned by Chromaleont S.r.l., a spin-off company of the University of Messina.