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In matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) a large fraction of analyte ions undergo post-source decay (PSD) during flight in the field-free drift path. By means of a modified two-stage reflectron, product ion time-of-flight spectra of medium-sized linear peptides (up to 2800 u) were recorded, containing full sequence information. Precision,(More)
The potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) and MALDI-post-source decay (PSD) time-of-flight mass spectrometry for the characterization of peptides and proteins is discussed. Recent instrumental developments provide for levels of sensitivity and accuracy that make these techniques major analytical tools for proteome analysis. New(More)
In accordance with the European regulation for classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) as well as the criteria as set out in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), fine fraction of crystalline silica (CS) has been classified as a specific target organ toxicity, the specific organ in this case being the lung. Generic cut-off(More)
The fragmentation of positive ions of DNA under the conditions of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) was investigated by post-source decay (PSD) analysis and hydrogen/deuterium (H/D) exchange. Spectra of five different synthetic 4mer oligonucleotides were recorded. As a main result the hypothesis was confirmed that for(More)
The authors respond to the points raised in the Letters to the Editor raised by Ogden and Du Clos and by Foster. Ad 1: The debate of the classification of respirable cyrstalline silica is outside the scope of the technical paper. Ad 2: A standard for the determination of SWeRF is under development, in which indeed the provision is made that for a correct(More)