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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Desorption/ionization efficiencies of triacylglycerols and phospholipids via EASI-MS|
de Sa, GF
|Abstract:||Knowledge of the major effects governing desorption/ionization efficiency is required for the development and application of ambient mass spectrometry. Although all triacylglycerols (TAG) have the same favorable protonation and cationization sites, their desorption/ionization efficiencies can vary dramatically during easy ambient sonic-spray ionization because of structural differences in the carbon chain. To quantify this somewhat surprising and drastic effect, we have performed a systematic investigation of desorption/ionization efficiencies as a function of unsaturation and length for TAG as well as for diacylglycerols, monoacylglycerols and several phospholipids (PL). Affinities for Na+ as a function of unsaturation level have also been assayed via comprehensive metadynamics calculations to understand the influence of this phenomenon on the ionization efficiency. The results suggest that dipole-dipole interactions within a carbon chain tuned by unsaturation sites govern ionization efficiency of TAG and PL. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
easy ambient sonic-spray ionization
molecular dynamics simulation
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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