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Table 2 Overview of the most frequently used mass spectrometer analyzers for metabolomics applications

From: Metabolomics applied in bioenergy

Mass analyzer Mass accuracy (ppm) Resolving power (FWHM) (×103) Mass range (m/z) (×103)
Triple quadrupole (QqQ) 5-500 Up to 7.5 3
Ion trap (IT)/linear ion trap (LIT) 50-500 Up to ~10 4
Time of flight (TOF) 1-2 10-60 5-40
Orbitrap 1-5 140-240 4-6
Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) <1 750-1,000 4-10
  1. Adapted from [61].