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Report on the 4th Annual NIST Polymer Mass Spectrometry Workshop: Future Directions in Soft Ionization of Polymers

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Author(s)

William E. Wallace

Abstract

This year s annual workshop on polymer mass spectrometry was on the topic of Future Directions in Soft Ionization of Polymers . The workshop was sponsored by the Polymers Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and follows workshops held in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The continuation of the series was made possible through the financial support of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. This year s workshop was chaired by William E. Wallace (NIST, Gaithersburg, MD), Scott D. Hanton (Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA), and Kevin G. Owens (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA).The first day consisted of talks given in four major areas: Electrospray Ionization, Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization, and New Methods for Soft Ionization. Each of the four sessions featured two invited speakers. The presentations of the eight invited speakers will be summarized here. The second day consisted of open discussion periods covering NIST s role in the US Measurement system, development of a systematic nomenclature for polymer fragmentation, and a general problem solving session. Discussion that took place in the problem solving session will not be reviewed here.
Citation
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Volume
17

Keywords

chemical composition, chromatography, industry (US), MALDI, mass spectrometry, polymer, quantitation, US measurement system, workshop report

Citation

Wallace, W. (2006), Report on the 4th Annual NIST Polymer Mass Spectrometry Workshop: Future Directions in Soft Ionization of Polymers, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852574 (Accessed May 19, 2024)

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Created January 10, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017