Phosphate buffers in capillary electrophoresis/mass spectrometry using atmospheric pressure photoionization and electrospray ionization.
2003 (English)In: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, ISSN 0951-4198, E-ISSN 1097-0231, Vol. 17, no 20, 2267-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) has been combined with atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) and electrospray ionization (ESI) for mass spectrometric (MS) detection. Separation conditions using potassium phosphate buffer and ammonium formate buffer have been compared for analysis of eleven pharmaceutical bases. The results showed improvements in separation efficiency and peak symmetry when phosphate buffer was used. The low flow in CE may enable utilization of these advances with MS detection. Compared with ESI, the APPI technique provided a cluster-free background. The enhanced signal-to-noise ratio in the total ion current (TIC) and the reduced spectral background indicated that the APPI process is less affected by non-volatile salts in the CE buffers. This results in a wider range of choice of CE buffers in CE/MS analysis when APPI is the ionization method.
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2003. Vol. 17, no 20, 2267-72 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150207DOI: 10.1002/rcm.1182PubMedID: 14558124OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150207DiVA: diva2:406641