Reactive desorption electrospray ionization for selective detection of the hydrolysis products of phosphonate esters.

Reactive desorption electrospray ionization (reactive DESI) is demonstrated to be a rapid and sensitive method for the direct detection of alkyl methylphosphonic acids, the hydrolysis products and metabolites of the chemical warfare (CW) agents VX (S-2-diisopropylaminoethyl-O-ethyl methylphosphonothiolate) and GB (sarin, isopropylmethyl phosphonofluoridate… (More)