F-Search® Software

New search software “F-Search (Ver. 3.7)” supports analysis of polymers and additives with a complete list of libraries: pyrograms, THM pyrograms, thermograms, pyrolyzates, THM pyrolyzates, and additives.F-Search 3.7 contains 1315 polymers and 590 additives !

Data interpretation of any kind of chromatogram can be done with the support of chemical compound libraries, for example NIST Standard Reference Database. However, these search results don’t tell you the origin of these compounds – what is the polymer or additive before thermal decomposition by pyrolysis ? Also, these databases are missing many chemical compounds derived from polymeric materials or additives. Without F-Search, the interpretation of pyrograms or EGA thermograms is a difficult task, requiring professional intuition and experience.

F-Search system consists of search software and four unique libraries and allows users to select among them for specific purposes.

F-Search allows you to quickly search different types of data such as pyrograms and EGA data. It can also accommodate various GC/MS data formats for your convenience.

The unique search algorithm employed in F-Search is not greatly influenced by the factors such as changes in analytical conditions and separation columns.

Two-dimensional multi-ion chromatograms allow you to obtain high quality mass spectra from overlapping peaks.

Overlay of multiple TICs is possible !

F-Search allows you to subtract a mass spectrum from a TIC.

It is also possible to search NIST library directly from F-Search.

FSEARCH MPs for automated Identification and Quantification of Microplastics

F-Search MPs allows users to easily identify and quantify unknown microplastics (MPs) in the environment, and it consists of a sophisticated search program and mass spectral libraries of pyrolyzates. The software is used with the data obtained by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and the analytical process is very easy and straightforward, calculation time is in the range of seconds.

  • Identify Microplastics polymers by a sophisticated search algorithm
    It enables to identify polymers accurately based on the pyrolyzates information.
  • Automatic creation of calibration curves and quick quantification
    It enables to create calibration curves of the registered polymers (ISTD or ESTD) automatically based on the analytical results from the reference polymer mixture. Then, F-Search MPs automatically performs quantification, and the results are instantly reported for the environmental MPs.

  • Cover twelve commonly used polymers
    It enables to analyze twelve commonly used polymers (e.g.polyethylene, polypropylene)

  • Establish user’s own library
    It has a feature to establish user’s own library depending on the user’s interest.