Employing ion mobility at atmospheric pressure without vacuum enables coupling to high-resolution mass analyzers. High performance ion mobility–orbital trap mass spectrometry (HPIM-OT-MS) is a useful alternative for separating isomers, such as isomeric metabolites seen in drug discovery.
Measuring volatile phenols in wine is essential in ensuring superior wine quality. A new analytical technique, called solid-phase mesh-enhanced sorption from headspace (SPMESH), was modified with direct immersion (DI) conditions and coupled to direct analysis in real time–mass spectrometry (DART–MS) to be used to detect smoke taint in winemaking.
High resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HR-TOF-MS) with a novel multimode ionization source together with enhanced chromatographic resolution can successfully detect and identify pollutants in household dust samples. Here’s how.