Metal ion complexes in the structural analysis of phospholipids by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

The effects of metal cationization on collisionally activated dissociation (CAD) of phospholipids were investigated by electrospray ionization with quadrupole ion trap tandem mass spectrometry. The metal ions include Li(+), Na(+), K(+), Sr(2+), Ba(2+), and the first transition series. CAD of the transition metal ion-bound lipid complexes gave significant… (More)