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Zhang Z.-Y.,State Key Laboratory of NBC Protection for Civilians | Li C.,State Key Laboratory of NBC Protection for Civilians | Ding C.-F.,Fudan University | Xu F.,Fudan University | And 3 more authors.
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry | Year: 2014

RATIONALE The pivotal challenge associated with miniature mass analyzers is their proper design and construction without sacrificing performance. In order to analyze and improve the performance of a miniature linear ion trap with odd and even multipole fields, we designed a novel asymmetrical arc-shaped electrode ion trap (AAEIT), and tested the properties of AAEITs with different dimensions. METHODS A series of asymmetrical ion traps using arc-shaped electrodes were designed to optimize the properties (resolutions and intensity) of the coupling effects between odd and even multipole fields. Using arginine and reserpine, we evaluated the performance of mass resolution, ion intensity ratio and deduced the collision-induced dissociation (CID) efficiency using a self-constructed electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) platform. RESULTS An AAEIT with field radius dimensions of 5 mm × 5.75 mm exhibits a good performance: its maximum resolution of 833 (FWHM) at m/z 175 was achieved for the side of small electrode. With this AAEIT, a tandem mass (MS/MS) capability with 91.0% CID efficiency was obtained with reserpine (m/z 609). CONCLUSIONS The results indicated that the AAEIT, comprising both odd and even multipole fields, could act as a qualified linear ion trap mass analyzer with compact structure, high resolution, and high tandem mass analysis efficiency. It has a great potential in miniature mass spectrometry. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source

Yang L.,State Key Laboratory of NBC Protection for Civilians | Han Q.,Tsinghua University | Cao S.,State Key Laboratory of NBC Protection for Civilians | Huang F.,State Key Laboratory of NBC Protection for Civilians | And 3 more authors.
Sensors (Switzerland) | Year: 2015

Hydrogen-bond acidic polymers are important high affinity materials sensitive to organophosphates in the chemical warfare agent sensor detection process. Interactions between the sensor sensitive materials and chemical warfare agent simulants were studied by inverse gas chromatography. Hydrogen bonded acidic polymers, i.e., BSP3, were prepared for micro-packed columns to examine the interaction. DMMP (a nerve gas simulant) and 2-CEES (a blister agent simulant) were used as probes. Chemical and physical parameters such as heats of absorption and Henry constants of the polymers to DMMP and 2-CEES were determined by inverse gas chromatography. Details concerning absorption performance are also discussed in this paper. © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Source

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