The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization combined with collisioninduced dissociation to the analysis of synthetic polymers

Anthony T. Jackson, Hilary T. Yates, James Scrivens, Glenn Critchley, Jeff Brown, Martin R. Green, Robert H. Bateman

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    Abstract

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization combined with collision-induced dissociation (CID) has been applied to the structural determination of synthetic polymers. Post-source decay/CID experiments on a time-of-ftight (TOF) instrument have been compared with CID data from a hybrid sector-TOF mass spectrometer. Fragmentation spectra of polymers, with molecular weights of up to 4500 Da, have been shown to aid structural and end-group determination. The polymers studied were poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(ethylene terephthalate).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1668-1674
    Number of pages7
    JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
    Volume10
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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