Software Enhancements Chromatographic Deconvolution: The msFineAnalysis Version 2 software supports chromatographic deconvolution to reconstruct mass spectra by using the information ( m/z , area) from extracted ion chromatograms (EIC) created using exact mass information. Chromatographic deconvolution is effective in separating coeluting components which are detected as a single peak in the total ion current chromatogram (TICC). Group Analysis: Group analysis can be used after chromatographic deconvolution to identify compounds that have common substructures. Group analysis is accomplished by creating mass chromatograms from the exact mass data to identity compounds that have the same molecular weight, or that have common fragments or neutral losses. Figure 1 shows the graphical user interface (GUI) for Group analysis. Experiment A commercial vinyl acetate resin was used as a model sample. A JEOL JMS-T200GC GC-HRTOFMS was used for analysis, and a Frontier Lab pyrolysis inlet was used for sample pretreatment. Additionally, the system was equipped with an EI/FI combination ion source for this work. The resulting data were analyzed by using msFineAnalysis version 2 (JEOL). Table 1 shows the pyrolysis and GC-HRTOFMS analysis conditions. Table 1. Measurement conditions [Pyrolysis Conditions] Pyrolyzer PY-3030D (Frontier Lab) Pyrolysis Temperature 600°C [GC-TOFMS Conditions] System JMS-T200GC (JEOL) Ion Source EI/FI combination ion source Ionization mode EI+: 70 eV, 300 μA FI+: -10 kV, 6mA/10msec (Carbotec) GC column DB-5MSUI, 30 m x 0.25 mm, 0.25 μm Oven temp. 50°C (1 min) → 30°C/min → 330°C (1.7 min) Inlet mode Split 100:1 Figure 1. Group Analysis Window Figure 2. Group analysis results of C 6 H 5 ion Results and discussions Figure 1 shows the C 6 H 5 fragment ions that were detected in the pyrolysis GC-MS results for the vinyl acetate resin. This fragment ion is characteristic for aromatic compounds. The table on the right shows that there are 26 compounds containing C 6 H 5 . The view on the left allows the operator to quickly identify where the components containing this ion were detected. The view on the left top shows the GC/EI data with the TICC marked by a solid black line. The bottom left view shows the soft ionization data with the TICC marked by a solid green line. The blue peaks in both views represent the components containing C 6 H 5 extracted from the chromatographic deconvolution result. The operator can select an ion such as C 6 H 5 from the table and click the OK button at the bottom right of the GUI to immediately create a C 6 H 5 tab, thus allowing for extraction of the components containing that specific fragment (Figure 2). Figure 2 shows the extracted results for components containing C 6 H 5 . The Group Analysis function displays an “All” tab for the entire analysis results and up to 5 tabs for groups created for ions or neutral losses specified from the exact mass list in Figure 1. For example, the operator can select a fragment ion containing nitrogen, phosphate, or sulfur to find a group of compounds containing the specified elements. The ID and integrated analysis results are then shared between tabs. The results under the C 6 H 5 tab represent a group of aromatic compounds. Conclusions The msFineAnalysis program is designed to run integrated analysis with or without library search. It is a qualitative program based on a new concept that is effective for non-targeted analysis. The basic functions of the program are capable of identifying numerous components for non-targeted analysis. Group Analysis adds the capability to extract specific compounds or families of related compounds in the same manner as target analysis, speeding up the process of their detailed analysis.