Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry Principles and Applications

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-03-03
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) is a specialist technique for detecting and identifying very small quantities amounts of organic gases in air. It is used mostly in atmospheric research, but also has applications in environmental science, pollution science, food science, and medical diagnosis. It is used as a monitoring system in various industries, e.g. measuring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by waste incineration plants.Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry and Related Techniques is the first book devoted to PTR-MS and provides a comprehensive account of the technique. Written by leading researchers and covering the basic principles, experimental techniques, and a detailed account of its various applications, this book is essential reading for researchers, technicians, postgraduate students and professionals in industry.

Author Biography

Andrew Ellis and Paul Monks are both in the Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester. They are in the process of writing the first comprehensive review of PTR-MS to be published in Chemical Reviews later this year. Ellis is lead author of Electronic and Photoelectron Spectroscopy (2005) published by Cambridge University Press.

Table of Contents

Volatile organic compounds (VOCS) in air
Chromatographic techniques for detecting and quantifying VOCs
Ion mobility spectrometry
Flowing afterglow/ion swarm techniques
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry
Emergence of proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry
Chemical ionization
Proton transfer
Reagents and mechanisms
Thermodynamics of proton transfer
Kinetics of proton transfer
Other chemical ionization processes
Experimental techniques
Ion sources
Hollow cathode discharges
Other electrical discharge sources
Radioactive ion sources
Flow tubes and drift tubes
Flow tubes
Drift tubes
Flow and drift tube construction
Collimating and focusing ion beams: an introduction to ion optics
Mass spectrometry
Quadrupole mass spectrometry
Time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Ion trap mass spectrometry
Ion detection and ion counting
Sensitivity and calibration
Definition of sensitivity
Determining absolute concentrations
Calibration procedures
Gas standards
Dynamic dilution
Permeation tubes
Illustrative applications
Monitoring of VOCs in the environment
VOCs from flora
Food science
Application in medical diagnostics
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