Accurate monoisotopic mass measurements of peptides: Possibilities and limitations of high resolution time-of-flight particle desorption mass spectrometry
1996 (English)In: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, ISSN 0951-4198, E-ISSN 1097-0231, Vol. 10, no 11, 1386-1392 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The possibilities and limitations of time-of-flight particle-desorption mass spectrometry are analysed from the standpoint of accuracy of monoisotopic mass determination. For an instrument with mass reflector, typical mass accuracy was found to be ca. 20 ppm (standard deviation). The main limitation was found to be the mechanism of secondary ion production itself. A fraction of biological ions are formed in the gas phase and therefore exhibit both time delay and energy deficit. This leads to a limited resolving power and non-symmetric ion peaks. A peak shape model, taking into account gas-phase ion formation, is built and analysed, and a simple correction procedure proposed. The application of the correction has increased the mass accuracy to 12 ppm (standard deviation). It is shown that further progress cannot be achieved by a correction procedure without instrumental improvements.
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1996. Vol. 10, no 11, 1386-1392 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-74474DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0231(199608)10:11<1386::AID-RCM652>3.0.CO;2-TOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-74474DiVA: diva2:102384