Identification of compound classes in soil and peat fulvic acids as observed by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry

Mcintyre, C. , McRae, C., Jardine, D. and Batts, B. D. (2002) Identification of compound classes in soil and peat fulvic acids as observed by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 16(16), pp. 1604-1609. (doi:10.1002/rcm.761)

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Abstract

Soil and peat fulvic acids obtained from the International Humic Substances Society were fractionated by their solubility in methanol and analyzed by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Precursor and product ion experiments produced mass spectra that indicated the presence of benzene, phenol, dihydroxy benzene, furan and thiophene carboxylic acids. Standards were used to substantiate the fragmentation patterns observed in the product ion spectra of the fulvic acid samples. This study makes significant progress into the direct identification of individual compounds in humic substances using a non-degradation technique.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcintyre, Dr Cameron
Authors: Mcintyre, C., McRae, C., Jardine, D., and Batts, B. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0951-4198
ISSN (Online):1097-0231

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