Andre Schreiber | Authors


Identifying Unexpected Environmental Contaminants with High-resolution, Accurate Mass LC–MS–MS

This paper describes the use of the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 LC–MS–MS system for the screening and identification of unexpected contaminants in lake water, demonstrating the value of high-resolution, accurate-mass data and retrospective data processing for the identification of nontargeted compounds.

A New Perspective on the Challenges of Mass Spectrometry

For drug discovery workflows, the issue of metabolite detection and identification in in vivo systems is a critical challenge. The wide range of complex matrices (such as bile, plasma, urine, and fecal extracts), and the ion suppression effects of these biological fluids, can cause a severe decrease in the ability to detect metabolites. Greater instrument sensitivity is necessary to detect these compounds and, at the same time, helps to minimize sample preparation, simply diluting the negative effects of these complex matrices and avoiding the time- and labor-consuming sample cleanup or concentration steps that otherwise might be required.