How does TargetView work?
TargetView first uses dynamic baseline compensation algorithms to selectively remove GC interferences such as column bleed, extended solvent tails and air ingress.
It then uses advanced chemometric techniques to identify individual components in the chromatogram, based on the changing profiles of individual ions. This allows TargetView to ‘tease apart’ the peak profiles of co-eluting compounds and generate a mass spectrum for each component.
The mass spectra generated are then matched against a spectral library. This can be a customised library – for example, when you want to confirm whether a small number of target compounds are present or absent.
Alternatively, it is possible to search all identifiable components against the NIST library, which contains hundreds of thousands of entries.
The final output of TargetView is a simple report, which is available alongside an interactive chromatogram that allows detailed interrogation of the data.