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Thermionic sodium ion source versus corona discharge in detection of alkaloids using ion mobility spectrometry

  • Masood Asadi
  • Younes Valadbeigi
  • Mahmoud TabrizchiEmail author
Original Research

Abstract

IMS spectra obtained by using a thermal ionization sodium ion (SI) source and a corona discharge (CD) source were compared in terms of resolution, selectivity and sensitivity. The reactant ion peak (RIP) for the SI source is a single narrow peak which appears in a shorter drift time compared to the main RIP of the CD ion source, (H2O)nH3O+. Comparison of the IMS spectra of selected alkaloids obtained with both the CD and the SI sources shows that the latter exhibits simpler pattern, including a narrow single peak for each compound, well separated from other samples peak. Furthermore, the product ion peaks (PIP) in the SI source appeared at higher drift times leading to higher peak-to-peak resolution. However, the sodium ion source is less sensitive to the selected alkaloids compared to the CD ion source.

Keywords

Thermal ionization Ion mobility spectrometry Sodium ion Alkaloids Ionization source 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors would like to thank Dr. H. Farrokhpour and Dr. V. Ilbeigi, and H. Shahraki, for their help in this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masood Asadi
    • 1
  • Younes Valadbeigi
    • 2
  • Mahmoud Tabrizchi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceImam Khomeini International UniversityQazvinIran

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