Gas-phase versus liquid-phase structures by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

Zhixin Tian, Steven R. Kass

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Abstract

Preferred protonation: Does electrospray ionization mass spectrometry produce gas-phase or liquid-phase structures? The preferred protonation site in p-aminobenzoic acid depends upon the medium, and the structure of its conjugate acid varies with the solvent used during spraying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1321-1323
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2009

Keywords

  • Aminobenzoic acid
  • Electrospray ionization
  • Fourier transform mass spectrometry
  • Isomeric structures

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