Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4965–4982, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4965-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4965–4982, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4965-2019

Research article 13 Sep 2019

Research article | 13 Sep 2019

Addition of fast gas chromatography to selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry for analysis of individual monoterpenes in mixtures

Michal Lacko et al.

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The soft chemical ionization analytical technique of selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, SIFT-MS, was enhanced by a fast GC pre-separation unit to identify individual isomers. Experiments were carried out with two GC columns, MXT-1 and MXT-Volatiles, using two reagent ions, H3O+ and NO+, on monoterpene samples (an artificial mixture and coniferous needles). Analyses of product ion ratios allowed for quantification of multiple monoterpenes in partially separated chromatograms.