Special Issue "Photoionization Mass Spectrometry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2018)
Prof. Dr. Totaro Imasaka
Division of International Strategy, Center of Future Chemistry, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Interests: analytical chemistry; analytical instrumentation; analytical science; trace analysis; lasers; non-linear optics; spectrometry
Mass spectrometry is widely used for the measurement of organic compounds. For example, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment have been successfully measured at trace levels. Currently, an electron ionization source is utilized in mass spectrometry. This approach, however, suffers from several limitations: It is sometimes difficult to observe a molecular ion, which prevents the determination of a molecular weight. To overcome this problem, several ionization techniques have been developed to date, although they have their own limitations. When a light is used as the ionization source, it is possible to solve some parts of these problems. For example, a molecular ion can be observed even for explosives, such as triacetone triperoxide, and sub-femtogram detection limits, have been achieved for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons when combined with gas chromatography. There are many approaches of using a laser emitting from the vacuum-ultraviolet to infrared regions, from the femtosecond to nanosecond lasers, and for the gaseous-phase to solid-phase samples (like matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization). In this Special Issue, the Guest Editor welcomes the submission of papers related to state-of-the-art technology of “Photoionization Mass Spectrometry”, not only for basic science, but also for practical applications, such as in environmental and forensic sciences.
Prof. Dr. Totaro Imasaka
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- mass spectrometry
- analytical instrumentation
- trace analysis
- environmental pollutant
- toxic compound
- carcinogenic compound
- nerve agent