MALDI Mass Spectrometry for Synthetic Polymer Analysis / Edition 1

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Overview

Tested and proven practices from the experts for successful polymer characterization and Analysis

Written by a team of leading mass spectrometry experts, this book enables readers to avoid the many pitfalls that often occur during the MALDI MS analysis of synthetic polymers by guiding them through each step of the procedure. It carefully explains the principles of polymer mass spectrometry and sets forth the best practices in using MALDI MS, emphasizing the specific skills and techniques required for polymer analysis and characterization. With the book's careful guidance, readers gain new skill in:

Selecting the optimal method to characterize a particular sample

Preparing and handling samples

Analyzing data and interpreting the results

Following an overview of MS and MALDI Mass Spectrometry for Synthetic Polymer Analysis, each chapter is dedicated to a specific technique or method, including:

Time-of-flight MS for polymer characterization

Tandem MS and polymer ion dissociation

New approaches to data reduction in MS

MALDI MS applications for industrial polymers

The authors of each chapter describe the underlying principles of the technique or method, its attributes in polymer characterization, shortcomings, and efforts for further development and improvement. Examples of applications and experiments are provided alongside tips to help readers perform seamless analysis.

Because of the great diversity in polymer chemistry, there is no universal approach for MALDI MS analysis of polymers. With this book, readers can choose and apply the right analytical protocol to characterize and analyze and polymer sample.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The primary audience will be beginning graduate students (or advanced undergraduates) who are starting research on MALDI of polymers. It will also be of great value for industrial chemists who work in polymer MALDI. I would also recommend it to polymer chemists who want to understand how MALDI can help them in their work." (Anal Bioanal Chem, 2010)

"Overall, I highly recommend this book for any polymer scientist with access to MALDI-MS as it will aid in the better planning of experiments and interpretation of the results. This is definitely a book for beginning graduate students in the field and for MS facility managers who are constantly exposed to a wide variety of samples, with synthetic polymers being among them." (JACS, 2010)

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Product Details

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Overview of MS and MALDI MS for Polymer Analysis Liang Li Liang, Li 1

Ch. 2 Ionization Processes and Detection in MALDI-MS of Polymers Renato Zenobi Zenobi, Renato 9

Ch. 3 Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Polymer Characterization Liang Li Liang, Li Randy M. Whittal Whittal, Randy M. 27

Ch. 4 Polymer Analysis With Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Sabine Borgmann Borgmann, Sabine Charles L. Wilkins Wilkins, Charles L. 53

Ch. 5 Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Polymer Ion Dissociation Michael J. Polce Polce, Michael J. Chiys Wesdemiotis Wesdemiotis, Chiys 85

Ch. 6 Conventional MALDI Sample Preparation Kevin G. Owens Owens, Kevin G. Scott D. Hanton Hanton, Scott D. 129

Ch. 7 Solvent-Free MALDI Sample Preparation Sarah Trimpin Trimpin, Sarah 159

Ch. 8 MALDI Mass Spectrometry for the Quantitative Determination of Polymer Molecular Mass Distribution Charles M. Guttman Guttman, Charles M. William E. Wallace Wallace, William E. 187

Ch. 9 New Approaches to Data Reduction in Mass Spectrometry William E. Wallace Wallace, William E. Anthony J. Kearsley Kearsley, Anthony J. Charles M. Guttman Guttman, Charles M. 205

Ch. 10 MALDI-MS/MS for Polymer Structure and Composition Analysis Anthony T. Jackson Jackson, Anthony T. 219

Ch. 11 LC-MALDI MS for Polymer Characterization Stiffen M. Weidner Weidner, Stiffen M. Jana Falkenhagen Falkenhagen, Jana 247

Ch. 12 MALDI MS Applications for Industrial Polymers Scott D. Hanton Hanton, Scott D. Kevin G. Owens Owens, Kevin G. 267

Index 289

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