The formation of metal ion adducts in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry positive-ion electrospray analysis of pharmaceuticals and pesticides was investigated. The evidence of surface-catalyzed ionization in the electrospray analysis was also studied. Both positive and negative ion mass spectrometry were used for the analysis of the products. It was found that the sodium adducts formed in the analysis included single, double, and triple sodium adducts. Adduction was found to occur by attachment of the metal ion to carboxyl, carbonyl and aromatic pi electrons of the molecule.
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Formation of metal-ion adducts and evidence for surface-catalyzed ionization in electrospray analysis of pharmaceuticals and pesticides
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Proceedings 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrmetry and Allied Topics
Porceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics