Development of a Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Interface for On-Line Capillary Column Liquid Chromatography: Capillary Electrophoresis Coupled to Sheathless Electrospray Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
2003 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 75, no 20, 5461-5467 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An interface in elastomeric poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) for on-line orthogonal coupling of packed capillary liquid chromatography (LC) (i.d. = 0.2 mm) with capillary electrophoresis (CE) in combination with sheathless electrospray ionization (ESI) time-of-flight mass spectrometric (TOFMS) detection is presented. The new interface has a two-level design, which in combination with a continuous CE electrolyte flow through the interface provides integrity of the LC effluent and the CE separation until an injection is desired. The transparent and flexible PDMS material was found to have a number of advantages when combined with fused silica column technology, including ease to follow the process and ease to exchange columns. By combining conventional microscale systems of LC, CE, and ESI−MS, respectively, the time scales of the individual dimensions were harmonized for optimal peak capacity per unit time. The performance of the LC−CE−TOFMS system was evaluated using peptides as model substances. A S/N of about 330 was achieved for leucine-enkephaline from a 0.5 μL LC injection of 25 μg/mL peptide standard.
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2003. Vol. 75, no 20, 5461-5467 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-90132DOI: 10.1021/ac030117gOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-90132DiVA: diva2:162356