On the use of breakdown graphs combined with energy-dependent mass spectrometry to provide a complete picture of fragmentation processes

C P G Butcher, P J Dyson, B F G Johnson, P R R Langridge-Smith, J S McIndoe, C Whyte

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Both breakdown graphs and energy-dependent (ED) maps provide a means of visually representing the fragmentation processes resulting from collision-induced dissociation at different energies. The two presentation methods may be combined for a complete picture of the appearance, disappearance and maximum abundance collision potentials of each of the ions involved in the fragmentation process. A demonstration of this approach is presented using two very different classes of compound, an amino acid and a transition metal carbonyl cluster. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1598
Number of pages4
JournalRapid communications in mass spectrometry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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