Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
02 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2023

Development of an International System of Units (SI)-traceable transmission curve reference material to improve the quantitation and comparability of proton-transfer-reaction mass-spectrometry measurements

David R. Worton, Sergi Moreno, Kieran O'Daly, and Rupert Holzinger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-243', Wiebke Scholz, 28 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dave Worton, 03 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-243', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dave Worton, 03 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dave Worton on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2023)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2023) by Hendrik Fuchs
AR by Dave Worton on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2023)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry is widely used in the environmental, health, and food and beverage sectors. As a result, there is a need for accurate and comparable measurements. In this work we have developed a 20-component gravimetrically prepared traceable primary reference material (gas standard in a high-pressure cylinder) to enable quantitative and comparable measurements. The accuracy of all components was better than 3 %–10 % with stabilities of better than 1–2 years.