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Influence of boric acid on electrospray ionization efficiency.
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PMID:  22792616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass-spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS) was used to analyze 9-fluorenylmethylmethoxycarbonyl chloride (Fmoc-Cl) and diethyl ethoxymethylenemalonate (Deemm) derivatives of three amino acids and five other compounds. Influence of boric acid on their ionization was investigated and dramatic impact on the signal was observed. The strongest signal suppression (6% of signal remains) was observed for the Deemm derivative of beta-Alanine (with ammonium acetate in eluent). With only formic acid as the eluent pH modifier, signal enhancement was observed, being largest for Fmoc-Cl derivative of Phenylalanine, 267%. Investigation of the influence of boric acid shows that it is a possible signal enhancer for LC-ESI-MS analysis.
Riin Rebane; Koit Herodes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of mass spectrometry (Chichester, England)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1469-0667     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Mass Spectrom (Chichester, Eng)     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101124748     Medline TA:  Eur J Mass Spectrom (Chichester, Eng)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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