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An interface with a linear quadrupole ion guide for an electrospray-ion trap mass spectrometer system

TitleAn interface with a linear quadrupole ion guide for an electrospray-ion trap mass spectrometer system
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsCha, BC, Blades, MW, Douglas, DJ
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume72
Pagination5647-5654
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0003-2700
Keywordsaccumulation, ACCURACY, DIGESTS, DISSOCIATION, FILTERED NOISE FIELD, INJECTION, IONIZATION, PEPTIDES, PROTEINS, storage
Abstract

A new ion sampling interface for an electrospray ionization 3D ion trap mass spectrometer system is described. The interface uses linear rf quadrupoles as ion guides and ion traps to enhance the performance of the 3D trap. Trapping ions in the linear quadrupoles is demonstrated to improve the duty cycle of the system. Dipolar excitation of ions trapped in a linear quadrupole is used to eject unwanted ions, A resolution of ejection of up to 254 is demonstrated for protonated reserpine ions (m/z 609.3), A composite waveform with a notch in frequency space is used to eject a wide range of matrix ions and to isolate trace analyte ions in a linear quadrupole before ions are injected into the 3D trap. This is useful to overcome space charge problems in the 3D trap caused by excess matrix ions. For trace reserpine in a 500-fold molar excess of poly(propylene glycol) (PPG), it is demonstrated that the resolution and sensitivity of the 3D trap can be increased dramatically with ejection of the excess PPG matrix ions. In comparison to ejection of matrix ions in the 3D trap with a similar broad-band waveform, a ii-fold increase in sensitivity with a 7 times shorter acquisition time was achieved.

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