Williams JP1, Hilton GR, Thalassinos K, Jackson AT, Scrivens JH.
Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2007;21(11):1693-704.A rapid method for the characterisation of polyglycol esters and ethers is described which uses accurate mass desorption electrospray ionisation (DESI) quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (Q-ToFMS). The results are combined with newly developed software which aids the interpretation of product ions produced using collision-induced dissociation (CID) of selected precursor ions. The poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) samples analysed were PEG dibenzoate, PEG monooleate, PEG butyl ether, PEG bis(2-ethyl hexanoate) and PEG diacrylate. Read More