Transferability of the electrospray ionization efficiency scale between different instruments

Abstract : For the first time, quantitative electrospray (ESI) ionization efficiencies (IE), expressed as logIE values, obtained on different mass-spectrometric setups (four mass analyzers and four ESI sources) are compared for 15 compounds of diverse properties. The general trends of change of IE with molecular structure are the same with all experimental setups. The obtained IE scales could be applied on different setups: there were no statistically significant changes in the order of ionization efficiency and the root mean of squared differences of the logIE values of compounds between the scales compiled on different instruments were found to be between 0.21 and 0.55 log units. The results show that orthogonal ESI source geometry gives better differentiating power and additional pneumatic assistance improves it even more. It is also shown that the ionization efficiency values are transferable between different mass-spectrometric setups by three anchoring points and a linear model. The root mean square error of logIE prediction ranged from 0.24 to 0.72 depending on the instrument. This work demonstrates for the first time the inter-instrument transferability of quantitative electrospray ionization efficiency data.
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Jaanus Liigand, Anneli Kruve, Piia Liigand, Asko Laaniste, Marion Girod, et al.. Transferability of the electrospray ionization efficiency scale between different instruments. Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, 26 (11), pp.1923-1930. ⟨10.1007/s13361-015-1219-6⟩. ⟨hal-01229075⟩



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