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  • 1. Dominguez, Marina A.
    et al.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Centurion, Maria E.
    Capillary electrophoresis method for the simultaneous determination of carbohydrates and proline in honey samples2016In: Microchemical journal (Print), ISSN 0026-265X, E-ISSN 1095-9149, Vol. 129, p. 1-4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A capillary electrophoresis method with indirect UV detection for the simultaneous determination of three carbohydrates (fructose, glucose and sucrose) and the amino acid proline in honey samples was developed. This method included the use of a background electrolyte consisting of 10 mM sodium benzoate and 1.5 mM cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, pH 12.4. Under optimal capillary electrophoresis conditions, the separation of the investigated substances was achieved in less than 5 min and single dilution of each sample was employed. The detection limits for fructose, glucose and sucrose were 0.58 g L-1, 0.67 g L-1 and 0.12 g L-1 respectively, and 0.72 mg L-1 for proline. Precision measurements calculated in terms of %RSD in the range of 0.92 to 5.43%, were obtained. The proposed method was applied to honey samples from Argentina and Sweden and enables the determination of the three carbohydrates and the amino acid proline. The results show that the proposed method is simple, requires short analysis times, low consumption of reagents and sample, minimum waste and that there is no need to perform any sample pre-treatment. This method is a good alternative to carry out the quality control of honey samples. Finally, it is a promising methodology for achieving green chemistry goals.

  • 2.
    Ek, Patrik
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Schönberg, Tommy
    Sjödahl, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Vieider, Christian
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Roeraade, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Electrospray Ionization from an Adjustable Gap between two Silicon Chips2009In: Journal of Mass Spectrometry, ISSN 1076-5174, E-ISSN 1096-9888, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 171-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, a silicon chip - based electrospray emitter with a variable orifice size is presented. The device consists of two chips, with a thin beam elevating from the center of each of the chips. The chips are individually mounted to form an open gap of a narrow, uniform width between the top areas of the beams. The electrospray is generated at the endpoint of the gap, where the spray point is formed by the very sharp intersection between the crystal planes of the < 100 > silicon chips. Sample solution is applied to the rear end of the gap from a capillary via a liquid bridge, and capillary forces ensure a spontaneous imbibition of the gap. The sample solution is confined to the gap by means of a hydrophobic treatment of the surfaces surrounding the gap, as well as the geometrical boundaries formed by the edges of the gap walls. The gap width could be adjusted between 1 and 25 μm during electrospray experiments without suffering from any interruption of the electrospray process. Using a peptide sample solution, a shift toward higher charge states and increased signal-to-noise ratios was observed when the gap width was decreased. The limit of detection for the peptide insulin (chain B, oxidized) was approximately 4 nM. We also show a successful interfacing of the electrospray setup with capillary electrophoresis.

  • 3.
    Hedberg, Yolanda
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Lundin, Maria
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Blomberg, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Wallinder, Inger Odnevall
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Chromium-protein complexation studies by adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry and MALDI-TOF-MS2012In: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, ISSN 0021-891X, E-ISSN 1572-8838, Vol. 42, no 5, p. 349-358Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A methodology using stripping voltammetry has been elaborated to enable sensitive and reliable protein-chromium complexation measurements. Disturbing effects caused by adsorption of proteins on the mercury electrode were addressed. At low concentrations of proteins (< 60-85 nM), chromium-protein complexation measurements were possible. Chromium(VI) complexation was quantitatively determined using differently sized, charged, and structured proteins: serum albumin (human and bovine), lysozyme, and mucin. Generated results showed a strong relation between complexation and protein size, concentration, and the number of amino acids per protein mass. Complexation increased nonlinearly with increasing protein concentrations. The nature of this complexation was based on weak interactions judged from combined results with MALDI-TOF-MS and adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry.

  • 4. Hellborg, Karin
    et al.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Skedung, Lisa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Redeby, Therese
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Evaluation of MALDI matrices and digestion methods aiming at MS analysis of hydrophobic proteins and peptidesManuscript (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Improved techniques for CE and MALDI-MS including microfluidic hyphenations foranalysis of biomolecules2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis, improved techniques for biomolecule analysis using capillary electrophoresis (CE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and hyphenations between those have been presented.A pre-concentration method which is possible to apply in both techniques, has also been investigated.

    In this work the off-line MS mode has been used either in the form of fractionation (Paper I) or by incorporating the MALDI target in the CE separation system (Paper II).In Paper I, a protocol for CE-MALDI analysis of cyanogen bromide digested bacteriorhodopsin (BR) peptides as model integral membrane protein peptides were established. Also, an improved protocol for partially automated manufacturing of a concentration MALDI-target plate is presented. The design of the targets was suitable for the fractions from the CE.

    A novel technique for the integration of CE to MALDI-MS using a closed-open-closed system is presented in Paper II, where the open part is a micro canal functioning as a MALDI target window. A protein separation was obtained and detected with MALDI-MS analysis in the micro canal.

    A method has been developed for detection of monosaccharides originating from hydrolysis of a single wood fiber performed in a micro channel, with an incorporated electromigration pre-concentration step preceding CE analysis in Paper III. The pre-concentration showed to be highly complex due to the fact that several parameters are included that affecting each other.

    In Paper IV a protocol using enzymatic digestion, MALDI-TOF-MS and CE with laser induced fluorescence (LIF) detection for the investigation of the degree of substitution of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) to bovine serum albumin (BSA), as a contact allergen model system for protein-hapten binding in the skin, is presented. The intention of a further CE-MALDI hyphenation has been considered during the work.

    In Paper V 2,6-dihydroxyacetophenone (DHAP) was investigated, showing promising MALDI-MS matrix properties for hydrophobic proteins and peptides. 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHB) was undoubtedly the better matrix for the hydrophilic proteins, but its performance for the larger and hydrophobic peptides was not optimal. Consequently, DHAP can be used as a compliment matrix for improved analysis of hydrophobic analytes.

  • 6.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Improved techniques for CE-MALDI-MS off-line coupling and MALDI-MS analysis of primarily hydrophobic proteins and peptides2007Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Due to the hydrophobic nature of integral membrane proteins (IMP) they give rise to several difficulties concerning handling and analysis, which is not the case for the most water soluble proteins. New analysis methods are needed, where the insolubility problems of the hydrophobic proteins due to aggregation and adhesion are tackled. Those problems also affect digestion performance and equipment compatibility for the analysis.

    Protocols for analysis and separation specified for IMP are presented in Paper I and III.

    The instrumentation used in this work was capillary electrophoresis (CE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). Both instruments are suitable for peptide/proteins analysis.

    In Paper I, protocols for a CE separation of bacteriorhodopsin (BR) peptides as model IMP peptides are established. Also, a partially automated manufacturing procedure of a concentration MALDI-target is presented, suitable for fractions from CE. The MS analysis detected 9 out of 10 cyanogen bromide (CNBr) digested BR peptides. A novel technique for the off-line integration of CE to MALDI-MS using a closed-open-closed system is presented in Paper II, where the open part is a microcanal functioning as a MALDI target window. Investigation of the microcanal electro-osmotic flow (EOF) properties and band broadening characteristics was performed. A protein separation was obtained and detected with MALDI-MS analysis in the microcanal. Different protein digestion methods were evaluated using BR in Paper III through MALDI-MS. Several digestion methods as well as MS media were investigated alongside different MALDI matrices. For example, matrices as the hydrophobic 2,6-dihydroxyacetophenone (DHAP) and 2-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid (2H3MBA) or 2-Hydroxy-5-methoxybenzoic acid (2H5MBA) mixed with DHB, appeared to be promising matrices for analysis of BR.

  • 7.
    Jacksén, Johan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Dahl, Kenneth
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Karlberg, Ann-Therese
    Redeby, Theres
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Capillary electrophoresis separation and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry characterization of bovine serum albumin fluorescein isothiocyanate conjugates2010In: Journal of chromatography. B, ISSN 1570-0232, E-ISSN 1873-376X, Vol. 878, no 15-16, p. 1125-1134Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A protocol using enzymatic digestion, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) and capillary electrophoresis with laser induced fluorescence detection (CE-LIF) for the investigation of the binding of the fluorescent contact allergen fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) to the 66 kDa large protein bovine serum albumin (BSA), as a model system for protein-hapten binding in the skin, is presented. Mass spectra of BSA-FITC digestions, using trypsin and chymotrypsin, respectively, provided sequence coverage of 97%. To investigate the number of FITC-bound peptides using CE-LIF separation, three different buffer salts at four different pH levels were evaluated. The use of 20 mM sodium citrate pH 6.5 as well as 20 mM sodium phosphate pH 6.5 or pH 7.5 as background electrolyte revealed high numbers of peptides with at least one bound FITC. The effect of the electrolyte counter ion on MALDI-MS was investigated and was found to have effect on the MALDI spectra signal-to-noise (S/N) at 50 mM but not at 10 m M. Of the 60 theoretical FITC-binding sites in BSA this MALDI-MS protocol presents 30 defined. 28 possible and 2 non-binding sites for FITC. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 8.
    Jacksén, Johan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    CE analysis of single wood cells performing hydrolysis and preconcentration inopen micro channelsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Jacksén, Johan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Evaluation of 2,6-dihydroxyacetophenone as MALDI matrix for analysis ofhydrophobic proteins and peptidesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Jacksén, Johan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Evaluation of 2,6-dihydroxyacetophenone as matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization matrix for analysis of hydrophobic proteins and peptides2012In: Analytical Biochemistry, ISSN 0003-2697, E-ISSN 1096-0309, Vol. 425, no 1, p. 18-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) is widely used for analysis of macromolecules like peptides and proteins. The analysis procedure is generally simple but must be adapted to the characteristics of the analytes. Therefore, specific matrices suitable for, e.g., hydrophobic proteins and peptides that are difficult to analyze would be preferable in order to optimize the outcome. In the present work, 2,6-dihydroxyacetophenone (DHAP) was shown to be beneficial in comparison to DHB for intact bacteriorhodopsin (BR) as well as for chemically digested BR.

  • 11.
    Jacksén, Johan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Frisk, Thomas
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Microsystem Technology.
    Redeby, Theres
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Parmar, Varun
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Microsystem Technology.
    van der Wijngaart, Wouter
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Microsystem Technology.
    Stemme, Göran
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Microsystem Technology.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Off-line integration of CE and MALDI-MS using a closed-open-closed microchannel system2007In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 28, no 14, p. 2458-2465Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 12.
    Jacksén, Johan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Redeby, Theres
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
    Capillary electrophoretic separation and fractionation of hydrophobic peptides onto a pre-structured matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization target for mass spectrometric analysis2006In: Journal of Separation Science, ISSN 1615-9306, E-ISSN 1615-9314, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 288-295Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     A CE separation of hydrophobic peptides followed by fractionation onto a prestructured MALDI target and off-line MS analysis was performed. An improved and partially automated manufacturing procedure of the previously described MALDI target is presented. This target is structurally coated with silicone and especially developed for hydrophobic peptides and proteins. Here, the target plate was designed specifically for the CE fraction collection. Different solvents were evaluated to meet the requirements of peptide solubility and compatibility to both the CE and MALDI methods and to the fractionation procedure. CE-MALDI-MS analysis of nine highly hydrophobic peptides from cyanogen bromide-digested bacteriorhodopsin is demonstrated.

  • 13.
    Mikkonen, Saara
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Ekström, Henrik
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Applied Electrochemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Selective enrichment of amyloid beta peptides using isotachophoresisManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Mikkonen, Saara
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Mass spectrometric analysis of nanoscale sample volumes extracted from open microchannels after sample preconcentration applied on amyloid beta peptides2014In: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, ISSN 1618-2642, E-ISSN 1618-2650, Vol. 406, no 14, p. 3521-3524Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new instrumental concept for extraction of nanovolumes from open microchannels (dimensions 150 mu m x 50 mu m, length 10 mm) manufactured on silicon microchips has been used in combination with a previously developed method for preconcentrating proteins and peptides in the open channels through electromigration. The extracted nanovolumes were further analyzed using nanoelectrospray ionization (nESI) or matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) directly or with subsequent enzymatic protein digestion in a nanodroplet prior to the MS analysis. Preconcentration of the samples resulted in a 15-fold sensitivity increase in nESI for a neurotensin solution, and using MALDI-MS, amyloid beta (A beta) peptides could be detected in concentrations down to 1 nM. The method was also successfully applied for detection of cell culture A beta.

  • 15.
    Mikkonen, Saara
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Roeraade, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Thormann, Wolfgang
    University of Bern, Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory, Institute for Infectious Diseases.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Microfluidic Isoelectric Focusing of Amyloid Beta Peptides Followed by Micropillar-Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Mass Spectrometry2016In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel method for preconcentration and purification of the Alzheimer’s disease related amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides by isoelectric focusing (IEF) in 75 nL microchannels combined with their analysis by micropillar-matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) is presented. A semiopen chip-based setup, consisting of open microchannels covered by a lid of a liquid fluorocarbon, was used. IEF was performed in a mixture of four small and chemically well-defined amphoteric carriers, glutamic acid, aspartyl-histidine (Asp-His), cycloserine (cSer), and arginine, which provided a stepwise pH gradient tailored for focusing of the C-terminal Aβ peptides with a pI of 5.3 in the boundary between cSer and Asp-His. Information about the focusing dynamics and location of the foci of Aβ peptides and other compounds was obtained using computer simulation and by performing MALDI-MS analysis directly from the open microchannel. With the established configuration, detection was performed by direct sampling of a nanoliter volume containing the focused Aβ peptides from the microchannel, followed by deposition of this volume onto a chip with micropillar MALDI targets. In addition to purification, IEF preconcentration provides at least a 10-fold increase of the MALDI-MS-signal. After immunoprecipitation and concentration of the eluate in the microchannel, IEF-micropillar-MALDI-MS is demonstrated to be a suitable platform for detection of Aβ peptides in human cerebrospinal fluid as well as in blood plasma.

  • 16.
    Mikkonen, Saara
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Rokhas, Maria Khihon
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Sample preconcentration in open microchannels combined with MALDI-MS2012In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 33, no 22, p. 3343-3350Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, a method for preconcentrating samples in 1 cm long, 50-150 μm wide open microchannels is presented. Platinum electrodes were positioned at the channel ends, voltage was applied, and charged analyte was preconcentrated at the oppositely charged side during continuous supply of sample. The preconcentration was initially studied in a closed system, where an influence on the analyte position from a pH gradient, generated by water electrolysis, was observed. In the open channel, the analyte distribution after preconcentration was evaluated using MALDI-MS with the channel as MALDI target. MALDI matrix was applied with an airbrush or by electrospray matrix deposition and by using the latter technique higher degrees of crystallization in the channels were obtained. After preconcentrating a 1 nM cytochrome c solution for 5 min, corresponding to a supplied amount of 1.25 fmol, a signal on the cathodic channel end could be detected. When a solution of cytochrome c trypsin digest was supplied, the peptides were preconcentrated at different positions along the channel depending on their charge.

  • 17.
    Rokhas, Maria Khihon
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Mikkonen, Saara
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Beyer, J.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    CE analysis of single wood cells performing hydrolysis and preconcentration in open microchannels2014In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 35, no 2-3, p. 450-457Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present work, monosaccharides from pulp samples and single wood fibers were analyzed with CE, using indirect detection due to the lack of chromophores on the monosaccharides. The hydrolysis degradation of cellulose and hemicellulose into monosaccharides was performed using TFA, either in bulk scale or in microscale. In the microscale, one single wood fiber was hydrolyzed in an open microchannel manufactured on a silicon microchip with the dimensions 50 μm × 50 μm (length 1 or 3 cm). The low monosaccharide amounts derived from a single fiber implied that a preconcentration step was necessary to increase the detectability. Thus, an electromigration preconcentration of the hydrolyzed samples was performed within the microchannel, which resulted in a significantly enhanced signal intensity of the monosaccharides. In addition to the experimental study, computer simulations were performed regarding the preconcentration step of monosaccharides. The results from these simulations correlated well with the experimental results.

  • 18.
    Romson, Joakim
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Simple and environmentally friendly fabrication of superhydrophobic alkyl ketene dimer coated MALDI concentration plates2017In: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, ISSN 1044-0305, E-ISSN 1879-1123, Vol. 28, no 8, p. 1733-1736Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Here we present a method to manufacture peptide-concentrating MALDI-plates with alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) as a new superhydrophobic coating. The fabrication of the hydrophobic plates included application of AKD by airbrush, and negative contact printing to generate the concentration sites. Deposited sample droplets were contained within the prestructured sites, and self-adjusted onto the site if slightly misplaced. No AKD contamination was observed, and the plates could easily be cleaned and regenerated. The S/N values for four model peptides was about twice as high compared with a standard steel plate and a commercial concentration plate.

  • 19.
    Springer, Valeria
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry. INQUISUR (UNS-CONICET), Argentina.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Ek, Patrik
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Lista, Adriana G.
    INQUISUR (UNS-CONICET), Argentina.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Capillary Electrophoretic Determination of Fluoroquinolones in Bovine Milk Followed by Off-Line MALDI-TOF-MS Analysis2015In: Chromatographia, ISSN 0009-5893, E-ISSN 1612-1112, Vol. 78, no 3-4, p. 285-290Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel appro ach for the determination of ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin by capillary electrophoresis and off-line capillary electrophoresis-matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry coupling for the confirmation of analyte identities is presented. A polymer capillary coating was proposed with the aim to minimize suppression of the MS signal caused by the CE solution components. The fluoroquinolones were successfully separated and determined by CE-UV followed by fractionation onto a MALDI plate and off-line MS characterization. Full-cream and low-fat milk samples were used to illustrate that the proposed method represents an efficient alternative for fluoroquinolone antibiotics determination in milk.

  • 20.
    Springer, Valeria
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Jacksén, Johan
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Ek, Patrik
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Lista, Adriana G.
    Emmer, Åsa
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Determination of fluoroquinolones in bovine milk samples using a pipette-tip SPE step based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes prior to CE separation2014In: Journal of Separation Science, ISSN 1615-9306, E-ISSN 1615-9314, Vol. 37, no 1-2, p. 158-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A simple CE-UV method was developed for the simultaneous determination of ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, and ofloxacin in milk samples. The optimum separation was obtained using a 20 mM ammonium dihydrogenphosphate solution with 2 mM cetyltrimethylammonium bromide at pH 3.0 as the BGE. Satisfactory resolution for structurally very similar analytes, like norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin, was achieved without including any organic solvent. Milk samples were prepared using a simple/extraction procedure based on acidic protein precipitation followed by an SPE step using only 5 mg of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as the sorbent material. The LODs for the three compounds were between 7.5 and 11.6 g/L and the RSDs for the peak areas were between 2.6 and 4.9%. The complete method was applied to spiked real milk samples with satisfactory recoveries for all analytes (84-106%).

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