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Solvents: An Overlooked Ally for Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry

Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS) platforms are continually developing to offer improved sensitivity to meet the analytical demands of today’s laboratories. However, choosing an inappropriate solvent can significantly undermine the quality of results, even when using the most advanced technology; a high-purity mobile phase with excellent batch-to-batch consistency is essential for reliable and reproducible results. This article discusses the importance of selecting the correct grade of solvent for LC–MS analyses and some of the challenges arising from an insufficiently pure mobile phase.