Chapter 5. Strategies for Data Interpretation (Other than Fragmentation)

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

Published Online: 20 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch5

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) Strategies for Data Interpretation (Other than Fragmentation), in Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch5

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:

  • data interpretation strategies;
  • soft ionization techniques - chemical and electrospray ionization (ESI);
  • electrospray LC/MS or APCI, GC/MS techniques;
  • Nitrogen Rule;
  • Br and/or Cl isotope peaks;
  • “double-bond equivalents” and “degrees of unsaturation”;
  • atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI);
  • isotope peak intensities;
  • mass spectral peak intensity and spectrum number

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some Important Definitions

  • Possible Information That Can Be Obtained from the Mass Spectrum

  • Elemental Composition of an Ion and the Ratios of Its Isotope Peaks

  • Identifying the Mass of an Analyte

  • Recognition of Spurious Peaks in the Mass Spectrum

  • Obtaining Structural Information from the Mass Spectrum

  • References

  • Suggested Further Reading