Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
07 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2018

The sensitivity of benzene cluster cation chemical ionization mass spectrometry to select biogenic terpenes

Avi Lavi, Michael P. Vermeuel, Gordon A. Novak, and Timothy H. Bertram


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Mar 2018) by Mingjin Tang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Apr 2018) by Mingjin Tang
AR by Timothy Bertram on behalf of the Authors (24 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2018) by Mingjin Tang
Short summary
Chemical ionization mass spectrometry has emerged as a versatile tool for the study of reactive gases. Robust calibration is required to assess the sensitivity of these instruments and their dependence on external factors such as specific humidity. Here, we report the sensitivity of benzene cluster cation chemical ionization for an array of terpene compounds. This work permits a more universal understanding of the sensitivity of this technique to a host of isobaric compounds.