This is a translation from the French book La Spectrometire de Masse; en Couplage avec la Chromatographie en Phase Gazeuse--t.p. verso.
Without neglecting the fundamental theory, this book emphasizes the practical aspects of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). It discusses important topics such as choosing the most successful device for a given application and the problems usually encountered by novice users and ways to solve them. Additional topics include acquisition modes in GC-MS, quadrupolar analyzer performance, quantitation by GC-MS, spectra databases for GC-MS, dissociation mechanisms, and mass spectra interpretation. The book supports theoretical demonstrations with numerous examples and figures to assist with reader assimilation-- Provided by publisher..
ch. 1. Concepts of gas chromatography -- ch. 2. Introduction to mass spectrometry : general points -- ch. 3. Ion production in GC-MS : sources -- ch. 4. Ion separation : analyzers -- ch. 5. Acquisition modes in GC-MS -- ch. 6. Comparison of quadrupolar analyzer performances : criteria for choosing an analyzer -- ch. 7. Quantification by GC-MS -- ch. 8. Spectra databases for GC-MS -- ch. 9. Introduction to mass spectra interpretation.