Nanomaterials for Liquid Chromatography and Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry

  • Tian Lu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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Tian Lu's dissertation describes major advances in ultrathin-layer chromatography (UTLC), liquid chromatography and surface-assisted laser desorption ionization (SALDI), and matrix-enhanced SALDI (ME-SALDI) mass spectrometry. Lu describes the fabrication of electrospun polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) UTLC plates using an in-situ crosslinking electrospinning technique. The author improved the efficiency of PVA plates greatly compared to the efficiency of silica HPTLC plates.  Also highlighted in this thesis is an edge-plane based ordered-carbon surface that provides unique selectivity in liquid chromatography. Further developments include polar analytes, such as amino acids, nucleotides and nucleosides which can be well-retained and separated in the edge-plane ordered-carbon stationary phase. Also, the author studied and detected mass spectra of organic polymers as high as 900,000 Da, the highest molecular weight that has been studied by SALDI to date using the carbon nanofibrous substrate. This thesis has led to a number of publications in high-impact journals.


Carbon Stationary Phase Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Electrospinning Fluorescent Carbon Particles Liquid Chromatography Matrix-Enhaced Surface-Assisted Laser Ordered Carbon Materials Polymer Analysis Solid Phase Extraction Surface-Assisted Laser Ultra-Thin Layer Chromatography

Authors and affiliations

  • Tian Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Analytical DepartmentAshland Inc.BridgewaterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07748-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07749-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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