Mass spectrometric separation and quantitation of overlapping isotopologues. Deuterium containing hydrides of As, Sb, Bi, Sn, and Ge

TitleMass spectrometric separation and quantitation of overlapping isotopologues. Deuterium containing hydrides of As, Sb, Bi, Sn, and Ge
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMeija, J, Mester, Z, D'Ulivo, A
JournalJOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY
Volume18
Pagination337–345
ISSN1044-0305
Abstract

Mass spectra of fully and partially deuterated As, Sb, Bi, Ge, and Sn hydrides have been obtained using several mathematical approaches aimed at signal extraction and reconstruction. Study of such hydride mixtures is important for the elucidation of hydride generation mechanisms. In this approach, mass spectra of partially deuterated isotopomers, i.e., AsH2D and AsHD2, are extracted using the weighted two-band target entropy minimization method. Alternatively, these mass spectra were constructed from the mass spectra of fully deuterated and hydrogenated hydrides using the statistical approach in fragmentation pathways. Concentration profiles of all deuterated hydrides were obtained from their overlapping mixture mass spectra using least-squares deconvolution.

DOI10.1016/j.jasms.2006.09.018