LC/MS: A Practical User's Guide

LC/MS: A Practical User's Guide

Author(s): Marvin C. McMaster

Published Online: 19 JUL 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471655312

Online ISBN: 9780471736585

DOI: 10.1002/0471736589

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

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