Chapter 10. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

  1. J. Throck Watson Professor1 and
  2. O. David Sparkman Adjunct Professor2

Published Online: 20 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch10

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Watson, J. T. and Sparkman, O. D. (2007) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, in Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    College of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516348

Online ISBN: 9780470516898

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Keywords:

  • gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS);
  • GC/MS instrumentation and WCOT columns;
  • split injection and capillary GC columns;
  • “sandwich” injection technique;
  • analyte isolation and purification;
  • electron capture negative ionization (ECNI);
  • gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) conventional interface;
  • AMDIS (automated mass spectral deconvolution and identification system);
  • AMDIS background-subtracted spectrum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Introduction to GC

  • Sample Handling

  • Instrument Requirements for GC/MS

  • Operational Considerations

  • Sources of Error

  • Representative Applications of GC/MS

  • Special Techniques

  • References