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Title (Primary) Electric field dependence of ion mobilities of aromatic compounds with different ionic mass and different functional groups
Author Borsdorf, H.; Mayer, T.
Journal International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Year 2010
Department MET
Volume 13
Issue 3-4
Page From 103
Page To 108
Language englisch
Keywords Ion mobility spectrometry; Differential mobility spectrometry; Functional groups; Photoionization
Abstract Ion mobility spectrometry with high electric fields complements the information from the spectra obtained using conventional time-of-flight ion mobility spectrometry by providing the field dependence of ion mobility. The formation and dissociation of ion clusters depending on the differences between high and low field strength is one process which has a considerable influence on the peak position in the resulting spectra. This process can be affected by the properties of substances. Therefore, one objective of our study was to determine possible influences of the nature and position of functional groups on the field dependence of ion mobilities. For this purpose, we investigated sets of compounds with different functional groups including chlorobenzenes, toluenes, anilines and phenols. Furthermore, it is known that ionic mass is an important parameter influencing the field dependence of ion mobility. Therefore, we also investigated unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbons with different ionic masses. Although an influence of functional groups on the field dependence of ion mobilities was found, the ionic mass has a more significant influence. However, some isomers can be separated by applying high field amplitudes. Furthermore, the influence of ionic mass on the peak position is also more significant using high field amplitudes.
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Borsdorf, H., Mayer, T. (2010):
Electric field dependence of ion mobilities of aromatic compounds with different ionic mass and different functional groups
Int. J. Ion Mobil. Spectrom. 13 (3-4), 103 - 108