Tandem Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Studies of Surface-Induced Dissociation of Benzene Monomer and Dimer Ions on a Self-Assembled Fluorinated Alkanethiolate Monolayer Surface

Wenqing Zhong, Eugene N. Nikolaev, Jean H. Futrell, Vicki H. Wysocki

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Abstract

A new instrument configuration based on a Finnigan FTMS-2000 platform has been applied to the study of surface-induced dissociation (SID) in this research. Benzene monomer ions C6H6+ and dimer ions (C6H6)2+ were impacted on a fluorinated self-assembled monolayer surface at collision energies ranging from 1 to 70 eV. Benzene cations were chosen for this study because the fragmentation characteristics of the molecular cation are well known and its SID has been thoroughly investigated. SID spectra obtained by FTMS-SID are very similar to those reported in the literature for the same surface but exhibit much higher mass resolution. A comparison study of collision-induced dissociation (CID) and SID of benzene molecular cations was performed utilizing the same ICR cell and ion detection protocol. It is demonstrated that SID provides both much higher energy deposition and a narrower internal energy distribution than CID. The present instrument geometry and experimental protocol demonstrate much higher efficiencies than previous SID studies by FTMS and much higher mass resolution than previous SID studies using other types of mass analyzers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2496-2503
Number of pages8
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume69
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

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