New Analytical Techniques for Cuticle Chemical Analysis

  • Hans-Rolf Schulten
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 36)


The analytical methodology of pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py- GC/MS) and direct pyrolysis-mass spectrometry (Py-MS) using soft ionization techniques by high electric fields (FI) are briefly described. Recent advances of Py-GC/MS and Py-FIMS for the analyses of complex organic matter such as plant materials, humic substances, dissolved organic matter in water (DOM) and soil organic matter (SOM) in agricultural and forest soils are given to illustrate the potential and limitations of the applied methods.


Soil Organic Matter Humic Substance Dissolve Organic Matter Dissolve Organic Matter High Resolution Mass Spectrometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Rolf Schulten
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  1. 1.Department of Trace AnalysisFachhochschule FreseniusWiesbadenGermany

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