Prospects for an Assay Technique Based on Volatile Enzyme Products

  • J. C. Weaver


After considering a simple mathematical model (1) similar to that used for the thermal enzyme probe (2), it was decided to explore (3) an assay technique in which immobilized enzyme catalyzed reactions yielding volatile products are interfaced to a relatively inexpensive mass spectrometer, as shown in Fig. 1.


Immobilize Enzyme Volatile Product Simple Mathematical Model Assay Technique Unstirred Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Weaver
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  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Electronics and Physics DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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