This is the first comprehensive reference work for GC/MS now in its second edition. It offers broad coverage, from sample preparation to the evaluation of MS-Data, including library searches. Fundamentals, techniques, and applications are described. A large part of the book is devoted to numerous examples for GC/MS-applications in environmental, food, pharmaceutical and clinical analysis. These proven examples come from the daily practice of various laboratories. The book also features a glossary of terms and a substance index that helps the reader to find information for his particular analytical problem. The author presents in a consistent and clear style his experience from numerous user workshops which he has organized. This is a thoroughly revised and updated English edition based on an edition which was highly successful in Germany.
Hans-Joachim Hubschmann graduated from the Technical University, Berlin, Germany, with a doctorate in food chemistry. He began his career in diagnostics and medical analytical instruments before working for a number of German companies in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. In 2003 he rejoined Thermo Fisher Scientific in Bremen, as a product marketing manager, moving to the US company in Austin, Texas, in his current capacity as a technology manager two years later.
Introduction FUNDAMENTALS Sample Preparation Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Special Aspects of GC MS Coupling EVALUATION OF GC/MS ANALYSES Display of Chromatograms Substance Identification Quantitation Frequently Occurring Impurities APPLICATIONS from volatiles to polymers food safety, environmental, forensic, chemical, and homeland security GLOSSARY
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2nd, Completely Revised and Updated Edition