Plants, Flowers, Fragrances, Perfumes – What do they have in common with GC-MS?

From the earliest of times, plants have been intrinsically linked to well-being. Prior to modern medicine and especially the advent of GCxGC-MS, plants extracts were used to create infusions to treat specific ailments. Indeed, one of the best known drinks, Gin and Tonic, was created for the purpose for imbibing quinine, a crucial chemical in the fight against Malaria. Not just the extracts of plants are important to our health and well being – the flavours imparted by plants and the fragrances of plants are just as important. From metabolite profiling in plant species by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry to fragrance analysis to toxin determinations, the LECO Pegasus GC-MS has seen it all!