TITLE

Enhancing the ratio of molecular ions to non-covalent compounds in the electrospray interface of LC-MS in quantitative analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Hewavitharana, A. K.; Shaw, P. N.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jun2005, Vol. 382 Issue 4, p1055
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A common problem encountered during the development of MS methods for the quantitation of small organic molecules by LC-MS is the formation of non-covalently bound species or adducts in the electrospray interface. Often the population of the molecular ion is insignificant compared to those of all other forms of the analyte produced in the electrospray, making it difficult to obtain the sensitivity required for accurate quantitation. We have investigated the effects of the following variables: orifice potential, nebulizer gas flow, temperature, solvent composition and the sample pH on the relative distributions of ions of the types MH+, MNa+, MNH, and 2MNa+, where M represents a small organic molecule: BAY 11-7082 (( E)-3-[4-methylphenylsulfonyl]-2-propenenitrile). Orifice potential, solvent composition and the sample pH had the greatest influence on the relative distributions of these ions, making these parameters the most useful for optimizing methods for the quantitation of small molecules.
ACCESSION #
17434220

 

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