The Spectro Inlets system goes beyond bare detection of volatiles in liquids as it enables true real-time quantification of reaction product formation. This means the difference between just measuring relative amounts of substances and literally counting the molecules desorbing from an electrode surface as a result of an electrochemical event. This allows to study half-cell transient phenomena and get true mechanistic insight and fundamental understanding.
Quantitative analysis is enabled by the microchip geometry, in synergy with the embedded gas and vacuum systems. Because the chip is designed to deliver exactly 1015 molecules/s and the system is able to collect all the molecules transferred to the mass spectrometer, data can be calibrated directly to mol/s.