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21 Tesla Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer: A National Resource for Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Analysis

We describe the design and initial performance of the first 21 tesla Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer. The 21 tesla magnet is the highest field superconducting magnet ever used for FT-ICR and features high spatial homogeneity, high temporal stability, and negligible liquid helium consumption. The instrument includes a commercial dual linear...

Relative Stability of Peptide Sequence Ions Generated by Tandem Mass Spectrometry

We report the use of unimolecular dissociation by infrared radiation for gaseous multiphoton energy transfer to determine relative activation energy (Ea,laser) for dissociation of peptide sequence ions. The sequence ions of interest are mass-isolated; the entire ion cloud is then irradiated with a continuous wave CO2 laser, and the first order rate constant, kd, is determined for...

Excitation of Radial Ion Motion in an rf-Only Multipole Ion Guide Immersed in a Strong Magnetic Field Gradient

Radiofrequency (rf) multipole ion guides are widely used to transfer ions through the strong magnetic field gradient between source and analyzer regions of external source Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometers. Although ion transfer as determined solely by the electric field in a multipole ion guide has been thoroughly studied, transfer influenced by...

A Novel 9.4 Tesla FTICR Mass Spectrometer with Improved Sensitivity, Mass Resolution, and Mass Range

Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometry provides unparalleled mass measurement accuracy and resolving power. However, propagation of the technique into new analytical fields requires continued advances in instrument speed and sensitivity. Here, we describe a substantial redesign of our custom-built 9.4 tesla FTICR mass spectrometer that improves...

Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Resolution and Dynamic Range Limits Calculated by Computer Modeling of Ion Cloud Motion

Particle-in-Cell (PIC) ion trajectory calculations provide the most realistic simulation of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) experiments by efficient and accurate calculation of the forces acting on each ion in an ensemble (cloud), including Coulomb interactions (space charge), the electric field of the ICR trap electrodes, image charges on the trap electrodes...

Automated electrospray ionization FT-ICR mass spectrometry for petroleum analysis

Analysis of petroleum samples at the molecular level by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) typically requires a prolonged accumulation of ions and/or summing up a large number of scans. Here, a chip-based micro-ESI system (Advion NanoMate, Ithaca, NY) has been successfully automated in combination with FT-ICR MS analysis of petroleum samples...

Closed network growth of fullerenes

Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA.Paul W. Dunk, Christopher L. Hendrickson, Alan G. Marshall & Harold W. KrotoIon Cyclotron Resonance Program, National High ... Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310, USA.Nathan K. Kaiser, Christopher L. Hendrickson, John P. Quinn & Alan G. MarshallInstitut des

Atmospheric pressure photoionization proton transfer for complex organic mixtures investigated by fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

To further clarify the role of dopant solvent in proton transfer in atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI), we employ ultrahigh-resolution FT-ICR mass analysis to identify M+•, [M+H]+, [M-H]−, and [M+D]+ species in toluene or perdeuterotoluene for an equimolar mixture of five pyrrolic and pyridinic nitrogen heterocyclic model compounds, as well as for a complex organic...

Speciation of nitrogen containing aromatics by atmospheric pressure photoionization or electrospray ionization fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

We determine the elemental compositions of aromatic nitrogen model compounds as well as a petroleum sample by atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) and electrospray Ionization (ESI) with a 9.4 Tesla Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer. From the double-bond equivalents calculated for the nitrogen-containing ions from a petroleum sample, we...

Automated data reduction for hydrogen/deuterium exchange experiments, enabled by high-resolution fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

Mass analysis of proteolytic fragment peptides following hydrogen/deuterium exchange offers a general measure of solvent accessibility/hydrogen bonding (and thus conformation) of solution-phase proteins and their complexes. The primary problem in such mass analyses is reliable and rapid assignment of mass spectral peaks to the correct charge state and degree of deuteration of...

Electron capture dissociation implementation progress in fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

Successful electron capture dissociation (ECD) Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) applications to peptide and protein structural analysis have been enabled by constant progress in implementation of improved electron injection techniques. The rate of ECD product ion formation has been increased to match the liquid chromatography and capillary...

Periodic sequence distribution of product ion abundances in electron capture dissociation of amphipathic peptides and proteins

The rules for product ion formation in electron capture dissociation (ECD) mass spectrometry of peptides and proteins remain unclear. Random backbone cleavage probability and the nonspecific nature of ECD toward amino acid sequence have been reported, contrary to preferential channels of fragmentation in slow heating-based tandem mass spectrometry. Here we demonstrate that for...

Charge location directs electron capture dissociation of peptide dications

The effect of peptide dication charge location on electron capture dissociation (ECD) fragmentation pattern is investigated. ECD fragmentation patterns are compared for peptides with amide and free acid C-terminal groups. ECD of free acid compared with C-terminally amidated peptides with basic residues near the N-terminus demonstrates increased formation of a-type ions. Similarly...

Improved ion extraction from a linear octopole ion trap: SIMION analysis and experimental demonstration

Externally generated ions are accumulated in a linear octopole ion trap before injection into our 9.4 T Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass analyzer. Such instrumental configuration has previously been shown to provide improved sensitivity, scan rate, and duty cycle relative to accumulated trapping in the ICR cell. However, inefficient ion ejection from the...

Evaluation and optimization of electron capture dissociation efficiency in fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

Electron capture dissociation (ECD) efficiency has typically been lower than for other dissociation techniques. Here we characterize experimental factors that limit ECD and seek to improve its efficiency. Efficiency of precursor to product ion conversion was measured for a range of peptide (∼15% efficiency) and protein (∼33% efficiency) ions of differing sizes and charge states...

Structural characterization of the GM1 ganglioside by infrared multiphoton dissociation, electron capture dissociation, and electron detachment dissociation electrospray ionization FT-ICR MS/MS

Gangliosides play important biological roles and structural characterization of both the carbohydrate and the lipid moieties is important. The FT-ICR MS/MS techniques of electron capture dissociation (ECD), electron detachment dissociation (EDD), and infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) provide extensive fragmentation of the protonated and deprotonated GM1 ganglioside. ECD...

Direct detection and quantitation of He@C60 by ultrahigh-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

In this paper, we report negative ion microelectrospray Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry of C60 samples containing ∼1% 3He@C60 or 4He@C60. Resolving 3He@C 60 − and 4He@C 60 − from C60 containing 3 or 4 13C instead of 12C atoms is technically challenging, because the target species are present in low relative abundance and are very close in mass...

Determination of the activation energy for unimolecular dissociation of a non-covalent gas-phase peptide: Substrate complex by infrared multiphoton dissociation fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

The activation energy for the unimolecular dissociation of a non-covalent supramolecular complex between an Artificial Cationic Receptor A ([Gua-Val-Val-Val-Amide]+, in which Gua is guanidiniocarbonyl pyrrole) and an Anionic Tetrapeptide B ([N-Acetyl-Val-Val-Ile-Ala]−) has been determined by measurement of the dissociation rate constant as a function of infrared CO2 laser power...