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In this study, thermal desorption-based ambient mass spectrometry (TDAMS) for the analysis of small organics was explored. A layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembled multilayer of a gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-based glass chip (Glass@AuNPs) with the absorption capacity in the near-infrared (NIR) region was used as the energy absorber and as the sample holder for(More)
This paper describes a matrix-free method for performing desorption/ionization directly from mesoporous nanocrystalline titania sol-gel thin films, which have good absorption capacity in the ultraviolet (UV) range and can act as assisting materials during UV matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric (MALDI-MS) analysis. A high(More)
It is proposed that a short tapered capillary can be utilized as a nanoliter-volume sampling tool and sample emitter for generation of gas-phase ions in front of the mass spectrometer, without the need for using an additional electric power supply, a gas supply, or a syringe pump. A wide range of molecules can be analyzed in pure solutions and complex(More)
The alkali cation adductions of oligonucleotides dramatically degrade MALDI mass spectra and even affect the detection limit. Desalting is generally involved in MALDI sample preparation. This work demonstrates the feasibility of using 3,4-diaminobenzoic acid (DABA) and 3,5-DABA as the MALDI matrix for oligonucleotide analysis. Furthermore, sodium ion(More)
This study describes a new means to conduct molecular recognition-based analysis using mass spectrometry. Taking advantage of the unique characteristic of the absorption capacity of the TiO(2) sol-gel material in the UV region, a TiO(2) sol-gel-deposited thin film was employed as the sample substrate to assist in UV laser desorption/ionization of analytes.(More)
Titania nanotube arrays (NTA) generated from anodizing processes are tested as the substrate for surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (SALDI MS). The background generated from titania NTA is very low, making the approach suitable for the analysis of small molecules. The upper detectable mass is approximately 29 kDa. Homogeneous(More)
Online monitoring of the appearance of the intermediates and products during chemical reactions is helpful to understand reaction mechanisms. Various analytical tools including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (MS) have been employed for the study. MS is one of the most promising means among analytical tools(More)
A protein with an apparent molecular size of 490 kDa was found in the postsynaptic density (PSD) fraction isolated from porcine cerebral cortices and rat forebrains, and this 490 kDa protein accounted for approximately 3% of the total protein of these samples. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometric and Western blotting(More)
Contactless atmospheric pressure ionization (C-API) method has been recently developed for mass spectrometric analysis. A tapered capillary is used as both the sampling tube and spray emitter in C-API. No electric contact is required on the capillary tip during C-API mass spectrometric analysis. The simple design of the ionization method enables the(More)