Kim J Koch

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Serine undergoes chiroselective self-directed oligomerization to form a singly protonated octamer under positive ion electrospray conditions, as identified by ion trap tandem mass spectrometry. The experiments also show a series of higher-order clusters (metaclusters) corresponding to [(Ser8H)n]n+, n = 1, 2, 3. There is a magic number effect favoring(More)
Multiply charged serine metaclusters (composed of two or more homochiral octameric units) are generated by electrospray ionization, and their unique fused structures (hydrogen-bonded through the sticky ends of the drum-shaped octameric units) have been elucidated using tandem mass spectrometry experiments and molecular mechanics calculations.
Atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) and electrospray ionization (ESI), together with tandem mass spectrometry (MSn), are used to study the mechanism of chlorination of amines and to develop a method for qualitative and quantitative determination of organic chloramines. Cyclohexylamine and 1,4-butanediamine (putrescine) are used as model(More)
We report instrumental modifications to a commercial mass spectrometer that allow surface modification experiments to be performed using low-energy (electronvolt range) mass-selected ion beams. The design of the detector housing allows placement of the surface on the ion optical axis and some distance beyond the off-axis detector. Manipulation of the(More)
Self-clustering of the five common nucleobases was investigated by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry and shown to provide insight into the non-covalent interactions between identical bases. Alkali and ammonium cations significantly increase self-aggregation of the nucleobases and lead to the formation of uniquely stable magic number clusters.(More)
Electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectra of nucleosides, recorded in the presence of alkali metals, display alkali metal ion-bound quartets and other clusters that may have implications for understanding non-covalent interactions in DNA and RNA. The tetramers of guanosine and deoxyguanosine and also their metaclusters (clusters of clusters), cationized by(More)
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