Quantitative Comparison of Hormones in Drinking Water Between Low and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
The quantitative performance of the latest generation of high-resolution instruments is comparable to that of a triple quadrupole MS, even though different scanning modes are used. Higher-resolution instrumentation also allows flexibility concerning compound identification because the experiment can be set up for targeted quantitation, screening, or both. In an Orbitrap-based instrument, the parallel reaction monitoring (PRM) mode performs most closely to a triple quadrupole mass analyzer using selected reaction monitoring (SRM) mode. This study looks at the performance of an Orbitrap-based LC–MS method for EPA Method 539.