Get Empowered: Empower User Question | Tip #205, Including the Purity Plot in an Empower Report

By December 23, 2020

Tip #205: Including the Purity Plot in an Empower Report

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower tip-of-the-week blog for Empower Chromatography Data System, we learned another way to report spectra from different 3D PDA channels (Tip #204).

In this week’s tip, we will answer another Empower user question regarding reporting PDA data.

Q: How can I include the Purity Plot in my Empower report?

Great question. Let’s get started.

Step 1

The PDA Default project, included with Empower, has several Report Methods you can copy to your working project. One Report Method is titled ‘PDA Purity Plot’. Right click on the Report Method and select ‘Copy to Project’ (figure 1).

Figure 1

Figure 1

Step 2

Now in your working project, right click on a Result and select ‘Preview/Publisher’ (figure 2).

Figure 2

Figure 2

Step 3

This Report Method will display a Purity Plot for each integrated peak in the chromatogram (figure 3).

Figure 3

Figure 3

How do I add the Purity Plot to my existing Empower Report Method?

Step 4

Now you have a typical report with a chromatogram and peak results including ‘Purity Angle’ and ‘Purity Threshold’ (figure 4).

Figure 4

Figure 4

Step 5

In the ‘Report Publisher’ window, expand the ‘PDA/MS Groups’ and expand ‘Purity Plots’. Either double click or drag and drop the ‘Purity Plot’ group into the report (figure 5).

Figure 5

Figure 5

Step 6

The report now contains the chromatogram, peak table and Purity Plot for every integrated peak (figure 6).

Figure 6

Figure 6


It’s that easy!

Final Note: You can use either the Pro or QuickStart interface for this tip.


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