Chip with twin anchors for reduced ion suppression and improved mass accuracy in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
2005 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 77, no 3, 827-832 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new sample target for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry is described. The target consists of pairs of elevated hydrophilic anchor surfaces, positioned in proximity onto a microchip. The anchors are used to obtain separate preparations of sample and external standard, while both anchor surfaces are irradiated simultaneously by the laser pulse. Using a standard, based on six peptides, a 2-fold improvement in mass accuracy is observed. Also, ion suppression is significantly reduced. With a one peptide calibration standard, 22 tryptic fragments from a BSA digest are detected using the twin-anchor concept, whereas only 14 fragments are detected when the sample and standard are laser-ablated as a mixture from a conventional anchor target. A volume of similar to30 pL of sample solution of angiotensin I is transferred to the anchor surface, under a thin layer of a perfluorocarbon, to prevent a concentration bias due to evaporation. With this arrangement, a detection limit of 1.5 amol was achieved with a signal-to-noise ratio of 22:1.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 77, no 3, 827-832 p.
assisted-laser-desorption/ionization, sample support, ms, sensitivity, proteins, dna, resolution, silicon
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14499DOI: 10.1021/ac0400966ISI: 000226759000022ScopusID: 2-s2.0-13344284560OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14499DiVA: diva2:332540
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