Simone Cristoni

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Surface-activated chemical ionization (SACI) was employed for the analysis of cocaine and its metabolite, benzoylecgonine, extracted from hair. Following decontamination and acid hydrolysis procedures on the hair sample, the sample solution was diluted (1:10) and directly analyzed by liquid chromatography/surface-activated chemical ionization multiple(More)
The development of additional analytical instruments is of great interest to expand metabolome coverage. Differential mobility analyzers (DMAs) are a type of ion mobility spectrometers that can be straightforwardly interfaced with commercial mass spectrometers. In this pilot study, we explored the capabilities of an ion mobility-mass spectrometry platform,(More)
Triclosan (TCS, 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol) is commonly used in several personal care products, textiles, and children's toys. Because the removal of TCS by wastewater treatment plants is incomplete, its environmental fate is to be discharged into freshwater ecosystems, where its ecotoxicological impact is still largely unexplored. Previously,(More)
The hydrolysis-polycondensation behaviour of alcoholic solutions containing Si(OEt)4 and Ti(OBun)4, in different molar ratios (Si/Ti = 10-0.2), was analysed by laser desorption/ionisation (LDI) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) mass spectrometry. The solutions were prepared using operating conditions usually employed in the sol-gel(More)
In recent years, mass spectrometry has been increasingly used for the analysis of various macromolecules of biological, biomedical, and biochemical interest. This increase has been made possible by two key developments: the advent of electrospray ionization (ESI) and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) sources. The two new techniques produce(More)
A series of fatty acids among other compounds have recently been detected in breath in real time by secondary electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (SESI-MS) (Martínez-Lozano P and Fernández de la Mora J 2008 Anal. Chem. 80 8210). Our main aim in this work was to (1) quantify their abundance in breath calibrating the system with standard vapors and (2)(More)
This review regards the recently developed ionization source named surface-activated chemical ionization (SACI) that employs an interaction with a surface placed at low voltage for the activation of the ionization of sample molecules to increase the sensitivity in the analysis of various compounds of biological and clinical interest. These results are due(More)
The analysis of plasma samples from healthy, diabetic and nephropathic subjects was carried out by 2D gel electrophoresis. This approach shows clear differences among the three classes of subjects. In the case of diabetic and nephropathic patients intense spots appear. Their enzymatic digestion followed by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization/mass(More)
Mass spectrometry is a technique widely employed for the identification and characterization of proteins. The role of bioinformatics is fundamental for the elaboration of mass spectrometry data due to the amount of data that this technique can produce. To process data efficiently, new software packages and algorithms are continuously being developed to(More)