Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3251-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3251-2018
Research article
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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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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.