Ines Hädrich | Authors

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Improved LC–MS Performance — A Three-Step Method for Minimizing Background Signals and Increasing Ionization Efficiency

One problem frequently encountered in LC–MS is the appearance of mass peaks, which appear totally unrelated to the samples run - "ghost" mass peaks. It is impossible to differentiate whether these signals come from an unknown component in the sample co-eluting with a known peak, or from an impurity in the mobile phase or from some residual contamination "bleeding" from the column.