Mass Spectrometry

NIST 11: What’s New and What Value Does it Offer? Part 3

The previous two installments provided information on the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Database, past and present, and on the use of the NIST MS Search Program in identifying a compound from its mass...

NIST 11: What’s New and What Value Does it Offer? Part 2

NIST 11 (EPA/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Database of Electron Ionization Data, GC Method/Retention Index Databases, A Database of Spectra Obtained Using MS/MS Techniques, v.2.0g of the NIST MS Search Program, MS Interpreter v.2, and AMDIS) What’s New...

NIST 11: What’s New and What Value Does it Offer? Part 1

The NIST 11 (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Mass Spectral Database, the successor to the NIST 08, is a fully evaluated collection of electron ionization (EI) Mass Spectra, which also includes a growing number of MS/MS Spectra and GC...

Peptide Sequencing with Electrospray LC/MS Part 2: Interpretation of a Simple Spectrum

In the previous MS Solutions we discussed MS/MS fragmentation of polypeptides, the types of ions formed, and the mechanism of their formation. In this part we will examine a tandem mass spectrum of a simple polypeptide and step through an...

Molecular Weight and the Nominal Mass, Monoisotopic Mass and Average Molar Mass

This technical article explains the confusion resulting from molecular weight and the nominal mass, monoisotopic mass and average molar mass.

The Role of Isotope Peak Intensities Obtained Using Mass Spectrometry in Determining an Elemental Composition, Part 2

An illustrative example of the use of isotope peak ratios to determine an elemental composition.

The Role of Isotope Peak Intensities Obtained Using Mass Spectrometry in Determining an Elemental Composition, Part 1

This technical article comprises a discussion of the role of isotope peak intensities obtained using mass spectrometry in determining an elemental composition.

Quantitation in hyphenated chromatographic techniques

Mass spectrometry has long been a valuable quantitative tool used across many industries for numerous applications including food [1], beverage [2], pharma [3] and environmental analysis [4]. Its utility ranges from use as an alternative detector...

AMDIS – Developing Libraries

by Gary Mallard and O. David Sparkman

For AMDIS to be as effective as possible, it is essential to have high quality target libraries. These can either come from standards taken with the same instrument that the data is analysed on or from the...

AMDIS — Setting Up and Running a Deconvolution and Target Analysis: Part 3

by Gary Mallard and O. David Sparkman

In the first two parts of the discussion of setting up AMDIS the basics of running an analysis with retention index filtering as well as a simple analysis were discussed. In this final part of the set up...

AMDIS – Setting Up and Running a Deconvolution and Target Analysis – Part 2

by Gary Mallard and O. David Sparkman

In the last part of this AMDIS discussion, the setting up and running of a simple analysis was discussed. However, to take full advantage of AMDIS it is far better to make use not only of the mass spectral...

AMDIS: Setting Up and Running a Deconvolution and Target Analysis – Part 1

by Gary Mallard and O. David Sparkman

AMDIS is designed to do analysis for target compounds in a GC/MS data file. To do the analysis you need a completed data file (AMDIS reads most current and many older instrument formats as well as standard...

AMDIS – An Introduction to Extracting High-Quality Spectra from Complex GC/MS Data

by Gary Mallard and O. David Sparkman

The identification of components by GC/MS in complex mixtures has essentially two parts – extracting a spectrum that is due to a single component and then identifying the component, usually through a library...

Introducing a multi-user high-performance MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer

Shimadzu’s MALDI-8020 is the newcomer in their family of MALDI products. This linear MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer combines talents and skills such as outstanding speed, accuracy and performance. It targets researchers developing MALDI-based...

Introducing LECO's Pegasus BT and BT 4D

The LECO Pegasus® BT has been designed to perform qualitative or quantitative analysis of knowns and unknowns. The benchtop instrument combines new, compact time-of-flight mass spectrometer hardware with powerful ChromaTOF brand software, giving...

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