Special Issues-05-01-2006

Recent developments in sample inlet systems, improved software, and the advent of special purpose mass spectrometers have improved the utility of MS instruments. here, the authors discuss this new utility.

This article discusses the role of recent LC developments in th quest for greater sensitivity, more complete sample characterization, and greater productivity.

Combining the three techniques of LC, MS, and NMR into one integrated system provides optimal use of NMR intrument time by using information-rich MS data to automatically guide the NMR operation. Here, the authors explore just this type of system.

Here, the authors discuss a multielement method for the simultaneous determination of inorganic As, Cr, and Se species in potable waters using a HPLC system coupled to a dynamic reaction cell indusctively coupled plasma mass spectrometer.

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Departments

May 01, 2006

The AccuTOF-DART mass spectrometer from JEOL is designed for direct analysis of surfaces, liquids, and gases without sample preparation. Applications include forensics investigations, pharmaceutical testing and development, environmental and homeland security response, and product analysis. JEOL USA, Peabody, MA; www.jeol.com

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The 54th ASMS Conference will offer a comprehensive look at mass spectrometry and will attract a bigger crowd than in past years.

In this article, the role of a triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer in performing in vitro studies of compound metabolic stability and identification of Phase I and II metabolites is demonstrated.

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Articles

May 01, 2006

The list of acronyms in mass spectrometry published regularly here reflects the writings and conversations of mass spectrometrists, who use a variety of acronyms to describe particular experiments or applications. New applications, with new audiences, bring new technical jargon.