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Rapid profiling of laser-induced photochemistry in single microdroplets using mass spectrometry

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Abstract


  • Rapid assessment of laser-induced photochemistry in single microdroplets is afforded by on-demand microdroplet generation coupled to a commercial ion-trap mass spectrometer. Single microdroplets (diameter 50 μm, 65 pL) fall on a steel needle held at +2 kV where they subsequently form a spray that is directed toward the inlet of an ion-trap mass spectrometer. It is demonstrated that single microdroplet mass spectra are recordable, one at a time, for methanol droplets containing 100 μM 4-iodoaniline. Extending on this, to probe laser-initiated photochemistry in single picoliter volumes, a UV laser pulse is timed to intercept the droplet before hitting the needle. Comparison of laser-on and laser-off mass spectra reveals the laser-initiated photochemical products. We demonstrate the technique by following UV laser initiated chemistry in methanol droplets containing 4-iodoaniline and 3-(iodomethyl)-N,N,N-trimethylbenzenamine and reveal numerous products within a few hundred single droplet experiments over several minutes. This technique allows for rapid detection of laser-initiated photochemistry in single picoliter volumes.

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  • 2014

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  • Tracey, P. J., Vaughn, B. S., Roberts, B. J., Poad, B. L. J. & Trevitt, A. J. (2014). Rapid profiling of laser-induced photochemistry in single microdroplets using mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 86 (6), 2895-2899.

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  • 2-s2.0-84896519036

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2575&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1557

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Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 2895

End Page


  • 2899

Volume


  • 86

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Rapid assessment of laser-induced photochemistry in single microdroplets is afforded by on-demand microdroplet generation coupled to a commercial ion-trap mass spectrometer. Single microdroplets (diameter 50 μm, 65 pL) fall on a steel needle held at +2 kV where they subsequently form a spray that is directed toward the inlet of an ion-trap mass spectrometer. It is demonstrated that single microdroplet mass spectra are recordable, one at a time, for methanol droplets containing 100 μM 4-iodoaniline. Extending on this, to probe laser-initiated photochemistry in single picoliter volumes, a UV laser pulse is timed to intercept the droplet before hitting the needle. Comparison of laser-on and laser-off mass spectra reveals the laser-initiated photochemical products. We demonstrate the technique by following UV laser initiated chemistry in methanol droplets containing 4-iodoaniline and 3-(iodomethyl)-N,N,N-trimethylbenzenamine and reveal numerous products within a few hundred single droplet experiments over several minutes. This technique allows for rapid detection of laser-initiated photochemistry in single picoliter volumes.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Tracey, P. J., Vaughn, B. S., Roberts, B. J., Poad, B. L. J. & Trevitt, A. J. (2014). Rapid profiling of laser-induced photochemistry in single microdroplets using mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 86 (6), 2895-2899.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84896519036

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2575&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1557

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 2895

End Page


  • 2899

Volume


  • 86

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States