This work is also supported by the US Department of Energy and BioEnergy Science Center (BESC). The BESC is a U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the DOE Office of Science.TOF-SIMS=time-of-flight secondary-ion mass spectrometry. A.J.R. wishes to thank J.B. Stothers for his guidance and support of his academic career.
3D Chemical Image using TOF-SIMS Revealing the Biopolymer Component Spatial and Lateral Distributions in Biomass†
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 48, pages 12005–12008, November 26, 2012
How to Cite
Jung, S., Foston, M., Kalluri, U. C., Tuskan, G. A. and Ragauskas, A. J. (2012), 3D Chemical Image using TOF-SIMS Revealing the Biopolymer Component Spatial and Lateral Distributions in Biomass . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 12005–12008. doi: 10.1002/anie.201205243
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 2012
- US Department of Energy and BioEnergy Science Center (BESC)
- DOE Office of Science
- 3D TOF-SIMS;
- imaging mass spectrometry;
Show me inside: 3D time-of-flight secondary-ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) with a dual-beam mode allows the detection of the characteristic biopolymers from surface to subsurface in plant cell walls. Lateral and vertical distribution of major components can thereby be mapped to understand the structural architecture of plant cell walls at under sub-micrometer scales (see picture: green=cellulose, red=lignin).