Robert J. Cotter, Jean Claude Tabet, Richard van Breemen

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The laser desorption technique can be used for the mass spectral analysis of nonvolatile/thermally labile compounds such as peptides, oligosaccharides, glycolipids, etc. In our laboratory a laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometer has been used for structural confirmation of several glucuronic acid conjugates, synthesized by an immobilized-enzyme mediated technique. Laser desorption spectra of several small peptides produce both C-terminal and N-terminal fragments. The molecular ions are formed by cationization (alkali ion attachment) and the alakali ion is generally found on the C-terminal fragments, suggesting a ionization/fragmentation scheme similar to that observed by chemical ionization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-682
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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