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Title: On-line electrochemistry/electrospray mass spectrometry: Studies of oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Abstract

Studies of on-line coupling of electrochemistry with mass spectrometry, i.e., {open_quotes}electrochemical mass spectrometry{close_quotes} (EC/MS) date back to work by Bruckenstein et al. in the 1970`s. In these and other early experiments, porous working electrodes or permeable membranes were usually used as the interface between the cell and the MS ionization source which exclusively employed electron ionization (EI). As a result, only volatile products of electrochemical reactions could be detected by the mass line electrochemistry/mass spectroscopy was the coupling of an mass spectrometer (EC/TS/MS) reported by Hambitzer and g an aqueous ammonium acetate thermospray buffer solution, all detected or ammoniated species in the positive ion mode or as deprotonated or acetate adduct species in the negative ion mode. Radical cations or anions were not detected. Although {open_quotes}electrochemically assisted electrospray mass spectrometry{close_quotes} has been progressing for a few years, chiefly due to the pioneering efforts of Van Berkel and coworkers, on-line coupling electrochemistry with electrospray mass spectrometry (EC/ESMS) is still a developing area because of the experimental difficulties involved, such as high voltage hazard to the electrochemistry hardware (e.g. potentiostat), and MS signal suppression caused by the presence of high concentrations of supporting electrolytes. We report the coupling of an electrochemical devicemore » on-line with electrospray mass spectrometry (EC/ESMS) to extend the potential of ESMS to detect non-polar neutral compounds, and to monitor and identify intermediates and products generated by electrochemical reactions.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of New Orleans, LA (United States); and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
210609
Report Number(s):
CONF-9505261-
TRN: 96:001157-0048
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 43. American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference on mass spectrometry and allied topics, Atlanta, GA (United States), 21-26 May 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 43rd ASMS conference on mass spectrometry and allied topics; PB: 1411 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; OXIDATION; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; RADICALS; REACTION INTERMEDIATES; ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Xu, Xiaoming, Lu, Wenzhe, and Cole, R B. On-line electrochemistry/electrospray mass spectrometry: Studies of oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Xu, Xiaoming, Lu, Wenzhe, & Cole, R B. On-line electrochemistry/electrospray mass spectrometry: Studies of oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). United States.
Xu, Xiaoming, Lu, Wenzhe, and Cole, R B. Sun . "On-line electrochemistry/electrospray mass spectrometry: Studies of oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)". United States.
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title = {On-line electrochemistry/electrospray mass spectrometry: Studies of oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)},
author = {Xu, Xiaoming and Lu, Wenzhe and Cole, R B},
abstractNote = {Studies of on-line coupling of electrochemistry with mass spectrometry, i.e., {open_quotes}electrochemical mass spectrometry{close_quotes} (EC/MS) date back to work by Bruckenstein et al. in the 1970`s. In these and other early experiments, porous working electrodes or permeable membranes were usually used as the interface between the cell and the MS ionization source which exclusively employed electron ionization (EI). As a result, only volatile products of electrochemical reactions could be detected by the mass line electrochemistry/mass spectroscopy was the coupling of an mass spectrometer (EC/TS/MS) reported by Hambitzer and g an aqueous ammonium acetate thermospray buffer solution, all detected or ammoniated species in the positive ion mode or as deprotonated or acetate adduct species in the negative ion mode. Radical cations or anions were not detected. Although {open_quotes}electrochemically assisted electrospray mass spectrometry{close_quotes} has been progressing for a few years, chiefly due to the pioneering efforts of Van Berkel and coworkers, on-line coupling electrochemistry with electrospray mass spectrometry (EC/ESMS) is still a developing area because of the experimental difficulties involved, such as high voltage hazard to the electrochemistry hardware (e.g. potentiostat), and MS signal suppression caused by the presence of high concentrations of supporting electrolytes. We report the coupling of an electrochemical device on-line with electrospray mass spectrometry (EC/ESMS) to extend the potential of ESMS to detect non-polar neutral compounds, and to monitor and identify intermediates and products generated by electrochemical reactions.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/210609}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {12}
}

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