Photoelectron resonance capture ionization mass spectrometry: a soft ionization source for mass spectrometry of particle-phase organic compounds.

@article{Lafranchi2004PhotoelectronRC,
  title={Photoelectron resonance capture ionization mass spectrometry: a soft ionization source for mass spectrometry of particle-phase organic compounds.},
  author={Brian W Lafranchi and James Zahardis and Giuseppe A. Petrucci},
  journal={Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 21},
  pages={2517-21}
}
Photoelectron resonance capture ionization (PERCI) is a soft and sensitive ionization method, based on the attachment of low-energy (<1 eV) photoelectrons to organic analyte molecules. PERCI has been developed in our laboratory for the real-time analysis of organic particles by mass spectrometry, and is employed here to monitor the heterogeneous reaction of ozone with oleic acid. Simplified identification of the reaction products is possible as a result of the soft nature of PERCI, giving… CONTINUE READING