Mattias Witt | Authors


Rapid Compound Identification from Crude Oil Enabled by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

The analysis of crude oil by means of different atmospheric pressure ionization (API) techniques is described. Crude oil is analysed without any separation prior to API-Fourier transform mass spectrometry. The use of a quadrupole/hexapole device to selectively enhance a certain mass range is demonstrated. Automated generation of molecular formulas from accurate mass measurements enables rapid compound identification.