A Review of Mass Spectrometric Techniques in the Structural Analysis of Native and Derivatized Gangliosides

  • H. Egge
  • J. Peter-Katalinić
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 6)


Mass spectrometry is especially qualified as an analytical tool because of its very high sensitivity and because of the abundant information provided on structural features of the analyte even if it is present only in minute quantities. Today, its application to the analysis of trace amounts of material is practically indispensable in biological and medical sciences (Burlingame, 1985).


Sialic Acid Sialic Acid Residue Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry Chain Base Electron Impact Mass Spectrometry 
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mass spectronmetry


electron impact


field description


chenical ionization


secondary ion


fast atom bombardment


direct chemical ionzation



Neu5Ac, or NeuAc

N-acethlNeuramicin acid

Neu5Gc, or NeuGc

N-glycolylneuramicin acid


arbitrary mass units.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Egge
    • 1
  • J. Peter-Katalinić
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologische ChemieUniversität BonnBonnFederal Republic of Germany

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