Chapter 15. Polymers

  1. Rolf Ekman2,
  2. Jerzy Silberring3,
  3. Ann Westman-Brinkmalm2 and
  4. Agnieszka Kraj3
  1. Maurizio S. Montaudo

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470395813.ch15

Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Interpretation, and Applications

Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Interpretation, and Applications

How to Cite

Montaudo, M. S. (2008) Polymers, in Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Interpretation, and Applications (eds R. Ekman, J. Silberring, A. Westman-Brinkmalm and A. Kraj), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470395813.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Molndal, Sweden

  2. 3

    Poland Faculty of Chemistry and Regional Laboratory, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Author Information

  1. Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Catania, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2008

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Interscience Series in Mass Spectrometry

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dominic M. Desiderio4,5 and
  2. Nico M. M. Nibbering6

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, USA

  2. 5

    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

  3. 6

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471713951

Online ISBN: 9780470395813



  • polymeric material and molecular characterization;
  • poly(bisphenolA carbonate) MALDI spectrum sample;
  • polymer mixture analysis with different backbones


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Instrumentation, Sample Preparation, and Matrices

  • Analysis of Ultrapure Polymer Samples

  • Analysis of Polymer Samples in which all Chains Possess the Same Backbone

  • Analysis of Polymer Mixtures with Different Backbones

  • Determination of Average Molar Masses

  • References