For electrospray ionization in Fourier-transform mass spectrometry, direct injection of 5 × 10−14 mol (0.5 μL of 100 nM from a microvolume sample valve) of ubiquitin (8565 Da) into the flowing solvent stream yields a spectrum with 85:1 signal-to-noise ratio, 2-ppm mass accuracy, and isotopic resolution. Gated trapping for 100 μs from a 0.15-μL/min injection of 20-μM ubiquitin consumes 5 × 10−18 mol, which produces a spectrum with 23:1 signal-to-noise ratio and 〉 3 × 105 resolving power.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry|
|State||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology