Shimadzu Review Vol.75[3・4](2018)
Development of Advanced Core Technology


Development of Novel Tandem Mass Spectrometer (HAD-MS/MS) Using Gas-Phase Radicals

by Hidenori Takahashi, Ph.D.1

Shimadzu Review 75[3・4] (2019.1)


Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) is an effective analytical technique for the characterization of structurally diverse biopolymers. However, conventional MS/MS, using collision-induced dissociation (CID) often provides insufficient product ions for the structural determination of unknown compounds, due to its lower reproducibility and specificity. To overcome this limitation, our research group developed a novel MS/MS technique using hydrogen attachment/abstraction dissociation (HAD). In this article, we introduce the usefulness of HAD for peptide sequence analysis with post-translational modification, double-bond position analysis of lipids, and the characterization of trans unsaturated fatty acids.

Keywords: Hydrogen, Lipid, Post-translational modification, Double-bond isomer, Trans unsaturated fatty acids

1Koichi Tanaka Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

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