Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
This article briefly describes the capabilities of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, which is used to qualitatively and quantitatively determine organic (and some inorganic) compound purity and stability and to identify components in a mixture. The discussion covers in more detail gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) instrumentation, interpreting mass spectra, GC/MS methodology, and GC/MS advances. Sample preparation, which is very important in GC/MS to avoid erroneous data and to minimize maintenance and troubleshooting of the instrument, is also discussed. Further, the article highlights the state of the art in the MS detector technology.
Tara M. Lovestead, Kimberly N. Urness, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Materials Characterization, Vol 10, 2019 ed., ASM Handbook, ASM International, 2019, p 235–241, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006664
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