Mass Spectrometry of Hexosamine Containing Oligosaccharides as Permethylated N-Trifluoroacetyl Derivatives

  • Bo Nilsson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 228)


Structural analysis of carbohydrates often includes mass spectrometry of derivatized monosaccharides or oligosaccharides. Mass spectrometry gives, combined with chemical analyses and NMR spectrometry, the complete structure. The major advantage with mass spectrometry is that structural information can be obtained on micro grams of material.


Fast Atom Bombardment Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry Primary Fragment Monosaccharide Residue Trifluoroacetic Anhydride 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Nilsson
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  1. 1.BioCarb ABLundSweden

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