192 pages, Illustrations
Updated and expanded, the classic guide to GC/MS helps chromatographers quickly learn to use this technique for analyzing and identifying compounds. After explaining the fundamentals, it discusses optimizing, tuning, using, and maintaining GC/MS equipment; explores advances in miniaturized and field-portable GC/MS systems and microfluidic components; and more. Complete with a CD-ROM, it covers applications in the environmental laboratory and in forensics, toxicology, and space science. This is the premier resource for professionals in those fields and for students.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Sample Preparation and Introduction. Chapter 3: The Gas Chromatograph. Chapter 4: The Mass Spectrometer. Chapter 5: Getting Started In GS/MS. Chapter 6: Chromatographic Methods Development. Chapter 7: Mass Spectrometer Setup and Operation. Chapter 8: Data Processing and Network Interfacing. Chapter 9: System Maintenance and Troubleshooting. Chapter 10: GC/MS in the Environmental Laboratory Chapter 11: GC/MS in Forensics, Toxicology, and Space Science. Chapter 12: An Introduction to Structural Interpretation. Chapter 13: Ion Trap GC/MS Systems. Chapter 14: Other GC/MS Systems. Chapter 15: An Introduction to LC/MS. Chapter 16: Innovation in GC/MS.
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Marvin C. Mcmaster, PHD, is a consultant and adjunct professor of chemistryat the University of Missouri-St. Louis, teaching courses on HPLC, GC/MS, LC/MS,and laboratory computing. He is a former researcher and product developerfor DuPont, Kraft Foods, and Ciba-Geigy, and previously worked as a technical sales support specialist for instrument companies. In addition to the first edition of this book, Dr. McMaster is the author of HPLC: A Practical User's Guide, Second Edition and LC/MS: A Practical User's Guide, both available from Wiley.