Off-line integration of CE and MALDI-MS using a closed-open-closed microchannel system
2007 (English)In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 28, no 14, 2458-2465 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this work, a new technique for off-line hyphenation between CE and MALDI-MS is presented. Two closed fused-silica capillaries were connected via a silicon chip comprising an open microcanal. The EOF in the system was evaluated using mesityloxide or leucine-enkephalin as a sample and with a running buffer that rendered the analyte neutrally charged. Comparison was made between the EOF in a closed system (first capillary solely included in the electrical circuit) and in a closed-open system (first capillary and microcanal included in the electrical circuit). It was concluded that the experimental values of the EOF agreed with the theory. The influence of the capillary outer diameter on the peak dispersion was investigated using a closed-open-closed system (first capillary, microcanal and second capillary included in the electrical circuit). It was clearly seen that a capillary with 375 mu m od induced considerably higher peak dispersion than a 150 mu m od capillary, due to a larger liquid dead volume in the connection between the first capillary outlet and the microcanal. Mass spectrometric analysis has also been performed following CE separation runs in a closed-open-closed system with cytochrome c and lysozyme as model proteins. It was demonstrated that a signal distribution profile of the separated analytes could be recorded over a 30 mm long microcanal.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 28, no 14, 2458-2465 p.
CE; MALDI-MS; off-line interface; silicon microcanal
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7875DOI: 10.1002/elps.200600735ISI: 000248390900017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547442877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7875DiVA: diva2:13031
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