OpenChrom ® is a FREE & VENDOR NEUTRAL open source software for chromatography and mass spectrometry post processing. OpenChrom is an open source software for chromatography, spectrometry and spectroscopy. Data from different systems can be imported and analyzed, hence it’s a vendor independent software. Moreover, it runs under Windows, macOS and Linux. So the user has the choice to work wherever he wants, independent of the system.
Originally, the intention was to create a ChemStation alternative. Meanwhile, it has become much more. Generally, it supports to handle GC/MS, GC/FID, HPLC-UV/VIS, FTIR, PCR and NMR data. Originally, OpenChrom® was designed to analyze data from analytical pyrolysis, called Py-GC/MS. Thus, it has a strong focus on chromatography and nominal mass spectrometry. In the course of time, additional requirements have been added. More features are already in the pipeline. Its strength is to handle GC/MS and GC/FID measurements. Methods for peak detection, integration, identification, quantitation and reporting are supported. Using internal (ISTD) and external standards (ESTD) for quantitation purposes is supported as well. Additional filter help to optimize the measurements and classifier calculate key values of the chromatographic data and help to point out problems like shifted retention times or degraded columns. Did you know that it is easy to detect and identify peaks in a GC/MS file and to transfer these peaks to its corresponding GC/FID measurement for quantitation purposes. In summary, the modularity of OpenChrom® allows to recombine the contained functionality for many different purposes. Both working in target screening (TS) and non-target screening (NTS) mode is possible. Therefore, the platform can be utilized for quality control purposes or for the analysis of chromatographic fingerprints.
- The OpenChrom® software imports binary and textual chromatographic data files, such as *.D chromatograms from Agilent Technologies or NetCDF.
- OpenChrom® features a nice graphical user interface and is available for various operating systems, e.g. Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X.
- It comes with a basis set of methods in order to detect baselines, peaks and to integrate peaks in a chromatogram.
- Preprocessing steps, e.g. to remove certain mass fragments (m/z) such as nitrogen (28) or water (18)
- OpenChrom® is open source and uses a flexible approach. Which allows others to implement their own methods, algorithms, filters, detectors or integrators.
- The OpenChrom® software is an efficiently system to process chromatographic and mass spectrometric data, using an extensible and flexible plugin approach.
- OpenChrom® is distributed under the Eclipse Public License 1.0 (EPL).
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Learn more about the software and download on www.openchrom.net