Mass Spectrometry is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles in all areas of mass spectrometry. Published continuously online, the journal is fully indexed in J-STAGE and PubMed Central.
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Technical ReportOctober 14, 2021
A time-of-flight mass spectrometer that uses a closed-orbit flight path can achieve a high mass resolving power and a high mass accuracy with a small instrument footprint. It has long been known that a drawback to a closed flight path is an obtained spectrum may contain peaks by ions at a different number of laps...
Original ArticleSeptember 7, 2021
The enantioselectivity of tryptophan (Trp) for amino acids, such as alanine (Ala), valine (Val), and serine (Ser), was investigated using ultraviolet (UV) photoexcitation and tandem mass spectrometry...
ReviewJune 30, 2021
A combination of direct liquid extraction using a small volume of solvent and electrospray ionization allows the rapid measurement of complex chemical components in biological samples and visualization of their distribution in tissue sections...
ReviewOctober 25, 2019
Proposal: Recommendation on Measuring and Providing Mass Spectra as Chemical Information of Organic Molecules (Secondary Publication)
MassBank Database Committee, The Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan
ReviewNovember 25, 2019
Typical modes of bond cleavages of organic compounds in mass spectrometry are briefly summarized. Although these fragmentation rules can be quite useful for interpreting mass spectra of simple compounds, application to structurally complex molecules that contain multiple hetero atoms such as nitrogen or oxygen becomes increasingly difficult, because the exact location of an unpaired electron or positive or negative charges becomes obscure in precursor ions. About a decade ago, we proposed “a rule of mass shift,” which correctly predicts the m/z for observed peaks corresponding to singly charged even-electron
Original ArticleDecember 26, 2018
Tatsuro Shirota, Kennosuke Hoshina
A sheet-like ultraviolet (UV) probe laser is used to investigate the ejection and propagation of ion packets of matrix CHCA, which are produced by matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization (MALDI). Laser irradiation of the expanding MALDI plume induced photodissociation of the CHCA-related ions, which existed in a sheet-like volume, leading to their absence in their MALDI signal profiles. The MALDI spectra were measured under varying conditions: the temporal delay of the lasers and the distance of the sheet-like probe laser from the MALDI sample surface. It was found that the center of the (CHCA)H+ packets were ejected at 46±11 ns after MALDI laser irradiation, while the (CHCA)2H+ packets were ejected at