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SpiralTOF™ MALDI TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometer

Revolutionary, Ultrahigh Performance TOF Ion Optics

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SpiralTOF mass spectra of Irganox 1010 in PMMA solution.
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Separation of isotopic peaks for oxazepam and diazepam.
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17m flight path with figure 8 ion trajectory.
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17m flight path with figure 8 ion trajectory.
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MALDI image of smoker's fingerprint.

Revolutionary, Ultrahigh Performance TOF Ion Optics

The SpiralTOF time-of-flight optics design utilizes a figure-eight ion trajectory to allow a 17m flight path to fit in an extremely small console. This exceptionally long flight path results in an ultrahigh resolving power of >75,000 and sub-ppm mass accuracy. The versatile SpiralTOF is an essential research tool for your state-of-the-art MS analyses of functional synthetic polymers, material science and biomolecules.

Further Information

How do the revolutionary SpiralTOF Ion Optics work?

Monoisotopic precursor ion selection

MALDI target plates

SpiralTOF console configurations

MALDI Imaging (application note)

LC-MALDI (application note)

SpiralTOF™ MALDI TOF/TOF Details

  • SpiralTOF, TOF/TOF and Linear TOF analyzers
  • Ultrahigh resolving power of >75,000 over wide mass range
  • Sub-ppm mass accuracy with internal standard
  • Mono isotopic precursor selection
  • True high-energy (20 keV) CID
  • Free of artifacts from post-source decay (PSD)


Analysis of Phosphopeptide using TOF-TOF
1/10/2013 590.0 KB
Analysis of the Natural Organic Compound SAAF Using TOF-TOF
8/23/2012 389.7 KB
Analysis of the Natural Organic Compound YTX Using TOF-TOF
8/23/2012 407.9 KB
Comparison of the JMS-3000 SpiralTOF-TOF and a 4-sector Tandem Double Focusing Mass Spectrometer
1/10/2013 726.3 KB
Distinguishing Lysine and Glutamine in a Peptide
7/26/2012 623.6 KB
High-energy CID Mass Spectrometry of Oligosaccharides
4/13/2013 1.0 MB
High-Energy CID MS-MS Analysis of Small Organic Molecules
1/10/2013 474.3 KB
MALDI for Polymer Analysis - Synthetic Polymers and Additives
7/26/2012 670.5 KB
MALDI for Small Molecule Analysis - Triazine Pesticides
4/30/2012 764.6 KB
SpiralTOF & SpiralTOF-TOF Applications Notebook
1/31/2013 19.4 MB
SpiralTOF-TOF Analysis of Bovine Serum Albumin
6/26/2012 686.8 KB
Structural Analysis of a High Molecular Weight Peptide
7/26/2012 439.6 KB
Structural Analysis of Oxidized Triolein
4/17/2013 743.2 KB
Structural Analysis of Triacylglycerols by Using a MALDI-TOF TOF System with Monoisotopic Precursor Selection (J. of Am. Soc. for Mass Spec, Dec 2012)
Structural Analysis of Triolein
11/6/2012 438.5 KB
Structural Analysis of Tristearin
11/6/2012 497.9 KB
Synthetic Polymer Structure Analysis - Poly Propylene Glycol {PPG)
7/26/2012 542.3 KB
Synthetic Polymer Structure Analysis - Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
1/10/2013 521.6 KB

Resolution 75,000 (FWHM) or greater (ACTH fragment 18-39 [M+H]+: m/z 2465.2)
Mass resolution (internal reference) 1 ppm (average error)
Mass accuracy (external reference) 10 ppm (average error)
Sensitivity 500 amol, S/N > 50 with standard stainless steel plate
Laser Wavelength 349 nm (Nd:YLF)
  1. Structural Characterization of Polymers by MALDI Spiral-TOF Mass Spectrometry Combined with Kendrick Mass Defect Analysis
  2. Satoh, T., Analytical Capability of a High Performance Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/IonizationTime-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for Peptide Mass Fingerprinting. Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 2007. 55(3): p. 173-181. 
  3. Satoh, T., T. Sato, and J. Tamura, Development of a High-Performance MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer Utilizing a Spiral Ion Trajectory. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2007. 18(7): p. 1318-1323.
  4. Satoh, T., Development of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer utilizing a spiral ion trajectory. Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 2009. 57(5): p. 363-369.
  5. Ishii, Y., et al., Fusing Treatment of Pentacenes: Toward Giant Graphene-Like Molecule. Materials Express, 2011. 1(1): p. 36-42.
  6. Naka, T., et al., Lipid Phenotype of Two Distinct Subpopulations of Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Tokyo 172 Substrain. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2011. 286(51): p. 44153-44161.
  7. Satoh, T., Development of Tandem Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer Using a Spiral Ion Trajectory and Its Application. Bunseki, 2011: p. 532-536.
  8. Satoh, T., et al., Tandem Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer with High Precursor Ion Selectivity Employing Spiral Ion Trajectory and Improved Offset Parabolic Reflectron. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2011. 22(5): p. 797-803.
  9. Tsujita, T., et al., Purification and Characterization of Polyphenols from Chestnut Astringent Skin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2011. 59(16): p. 8646-8654.
  10. Degawa, T., S. Shimme, and M. Toyoda, EJMS Protocol: Rapid sequencing of a peptide containing a single disulfide bondusing high-energy collision-induced dissociation. European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2012. 18: p. 345-348.
  11. Hamamoto, Y., et al., Brevisulcenal-F: A Polycyclic Ether Toxin Associated with Massive Fish-kills in New Zealand. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012. 134(10): p. 4963-4968.
  12. Holland, P.T., et al., Novel toxins produced by the dinoflagellate Karenia brevisulcata. Harmful Algae, 2012. 13: p. 47-57.
  13. JEOL Ltd., Mass Spectrometer Joint Development by Dr. Hisashi Matsuda & JEOL Ltd. Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 2012. 60(6): p. 77-81.
  14. Li, K., et al., A Rheological and Chemical Investigation of Canadian Heavy Oils From the McMurray Formation. Energy & Fuels, 2012. 26(7): p. 4445-4453.
  15. Mukosaka, S., K. Teramoto, and H. Koike, Visual Analytics of Repeating Structures Using Mass Spectrometry. Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, 2012. 60(2): p. 27-32.
  16. Satoh, T., et al., Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Structural Analysis of Lipids Directly on Tissue Specimens by Using a Spiral Orbit Type Tandem Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer, SpiralTOF-TOF. Mass Spectrometry, 2012. 1(2): p. A0013 (1-6).
  17. Shimma, S., et al., Detailed Structural Analysis of Lipids Directly on Tissue Specimens Using a MALDI-SpiralTOF-Reflectron TOF Mass Spectrometer. PLoS ONE, 2012. 7(5): p. e37107.
  18. Voorhees, K.J., C.R. McAlpin, and C.R. Cox, Lipid profiling using catalytic pyrolysis/metal oxide laser ionization-mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2012. 98(0): p. 201-206.
  19. Yamazaki, M., et al., Origins of Oxygen Atoms in a Marine Ladder-Frame Polyether: Evidence of Monooxygenation by 18O-Labeling and Using Tandem Mass Spectrometry. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012. 77(11): p. 4902-4906.
  20. Kubo, A., et al., Structural analysis of triacylglycerols by using a MALDI-TOF/TOF system with monoisotopic precursor selection. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2013. 24(5): p. 684-689.
  21. Matsumori, N., et al., A Novel Sperm-Activating and Attracting Factor from the Ascidian Ascidia sydneiensis. Organic Letters, 2013. 15(2): p. 294-297.
  22. Teramoto, K., et al., Simple and rapid characterization of mycolic acids from Dietzia strains by using MALDI spiral-TOFMS with ultra high mass-resolving power. The Journal of Antibiotics, 2013: p. 1-5.
  23. Voorhees, K.J., et al., Modified MALDI MS fatty acid profiling for bacterial identification. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2013. 48(7): p. 850-855.
  24. Application of High-Resolution MALDI-TOFMS with a Spiral Ion Trajectory for the Structural Characterization of Free Radical Polymerized Methacrylate Ester Copolymers; H. Sato, Ishii, Momose, T. Sato, and Teramoto; Mass Spectrometry; 2013.