Special Issues-10-01-2017

Under a suitable thermal oxidation regime, vegetable oils yield a mixture of volatile and semivolatile organics that exhibit very high antimicrobial activities against a variety of microbial species. Volatile and semivolatile products were characterized with GC–MS using electron ionization and chemical ionization. The thermal oxidation of vegetable oils resulted in the formation of an array of shortand medium-chain acids, aldehydes, and ketones that act synergistically to yield a potent antimicrobial disinfectant.

Since glycans are responsible for bioactivity, solubility, immunogenicity, and clearance rate from circulation, it is vital to have a detailed map of glycans in therapeutic glycoproteins. Detailed glycoprotein structural analysis must be able to identify the peptide sequence where the glycans are attached as well as the structure of the glycan portion, including oligosaccharide sequence and glycosyl linkages. This article details methods for mass spectrometry experiments on both released glycans (“glycomics”), as well as on intact glycopeptides (“glycoproteomics”) using electron transfer dissociation, high-energy collision dissociation, and collisioninduced dissociation fragmentation pathways, which are needed to fully elucidate the structure of glycoproteins.

Systematic toxicological analysis is an important step in medicolegal investigations of death, poisoning, and drug use. The primary goal is the detection and confirmation of potentially toxic compounds in evidence. This article describes a workflow using nontargeted liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) for reliable compound identification.

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This application note will present the data collected as part of the demonstration of disk solid phase extraction validation for US EPA method 625.1.

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October 01, 2017

This article describes a workflow using nontargeted liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) for reliable compound identification.

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October 01, 2017

By switching to a Raptor C18 column, labs can process more samples per hour while still meeting fluorochemical method requirements.

Click the title above to open the October 2017 issue of Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry, Volume 15, Number 4, in an interactive PDF format.