LC/MS: A Practical User's Guide
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Marvin C. McMaster
Published Online: 19 JUL 2005
Print ISBN: 9780471655312
Online ISBN: 9780471736585
About this Book
A practical guide to using and maintaining an LC/MS system
The combination of liquid chromatography (LC) and mass spectrometry (MS) has become the laboratory tool of choice for a broad range of industries that require the separation, analysis, and purification of mixtures of organic compounds.
LC/MS: A Practical User's Guide provides LC/MS users with an easy-to-use, hands-on reference that focuses on the practical applications of LC/MS and introduces the equipment and techniques needed to use LC/MS successfully. Following a thorough explanation of the basic components and operation of the LC/MS system, the author presents empirical methods for optimizing the techniques, maintaining the instrumentation, and choosing the appropriate MS or LC/MS analyzer for any given problem.
LC/MS covers everything users need to know about:
- The latest equipment, including quadrupole, time-of-flight, and ion trap analyzers
- Cutting-edge processes, such as preparing HPLC mobile phases and samples; handling and maintaining a wide variety of silica, zirconium, and polymeric separation columns; interpreting and quantifying mass spectral data; and using MS interfaces
- Current and future applications in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, biotechnology, clinical research, environmental studies, and forensics