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AUGUSTI, Rodinei; DIAS, Adelson de O. and FORTES, Isabel C. P.. Utilization of a particle beam interface for the obtaintion of mass spectra of low volatile compounds in solution. Quím. Nova [online]. 1998, vol.21, n.5, pp. 655-656. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40421998000500019.
Due to source contamination and wearing of instrument components problems caused by the direct insertion probe technique, a new way of introduction of low volatile compounds into mass spectrometer was tested. This new scheme comprises the introduction of the low volatile compounds solutions via a six port valve connected to a particle beam interface. Solutions of isatin were injected into this system and the best results were obtained with CH2Cl2, CH3OH and CH3CN. The solution inlet system has shown to be advantageous over the conventional way of direct insertion probe introduction.
Keywords : mass spectrometry; particle beam interface; low volatile compounds.