Mass Spectrometry: Theory and Applications


William O. Nichols (Editor)

Series: Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry

BISAC: SCI013010

This book includes three chapters that discuss the analytical tool called mass spectrometry, which is used to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of ions. Chapter One describes the use of mass spectrometry in the determination of volatile organic compounds in natural matrices and in the characterization of wood extractives. Chapter Two summarizes the investigations by tandem mass spectrometry analysis in biodegradable polymers and the information achieved. Chapter Three discusses the most famous types of commercial Orbitrap analyzers, including LTQ Orbitrap, Orbitrap Elite, Q Exactive Orbitrap, and Orbitrap Fusion.

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Chapter 1. Use of Mass Spectrometry in the Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Natural Matrices and in the Characterization of Wood Extractives
(Maurizio D’Auria, Marisabel Mecca and Rocco Racioppi – Dipartimento di Scienze, Università della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy)

Chapter 2. Tandem Mass Spectrometry in the Analysis of Biodegradable Polymers
(Paola Rizzarelli and Marco Rapisarda – Istituto per i Polimeri, Compositi e Biomateriali, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Catania, Italy)

Chapter 3. The Orbitrap Mass Analyzer and Its Applications: A Mini-Review
(Abanoub Mikhael and Joseph Banoub – Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, NL, Canada, et al.)


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