Journal article

Photoinduced intermolecular cross-linking of gas phase triacylglycerol lipid ions

Shuai Nie, Huong T Pham, Stephen J Blanksby, Gavin E Reid

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY | IM PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Complex mixtures of plant derived triglycerol (TG) lipids are commonly used as feedstock components for the production of industrial polymers. However, there remains a need for the development of analytical strategies to investigate the intrinsic intermolecular cross-linking reactivity of individual TG molecules within these mixtures as a function of their structures and physicochemical properties, and for the characterization of the resultant products. Here, to address this need, we describe a novel multistage tandem mass spectrometry based method for intermolecular cross-linking and subsequent structural characterization of TG lipid ions in the gas phase. Cross-linking reactions were initi..

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