Ionic liquids: Solutions for Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry

Ionic liquids pose challenges and provide solutions for electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Being inherently charged, they are themselves easy to characterise in both positive- and negative-ion mode by ESI-MS, but the challenge arises when using the ionic liquid as a solvent - how does one then identify the solute? Fortunately, an excess of one charged species does not preclude the detection of others, and good data on charged analytes dissolved in ionic liquids can be obtained. In return, ionic liquids can also be used to solve problems in ESI-MS, most notably removing the restriction that only polar solvents can support the electrospray ionisation process.


Published in:
Ionic Liquids: From Knowledge To Application, 1030, 135-146
Presented at:
236th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 17-21, 2008
Year:
2009
Publisher:
American Chemical Soc, Distribution Office, Dept 225, 1155 16Th St Nw, Washington, Dc 20036 Usa
ISBN:
978-0-8412-6997-2
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