Determination of the presence or absence of sulfur materials in drywall using direct analysis in real time in conjunction with an accurate-mass time-of-flight mass spectrometer

  • Matthew E. Curtis
  • Patrick R. Jones
  • O. David Sparkman
  • Robert B. Cody
Application Note


Based on the concern about the presence of sulfur materials being in drywall (wallboard), a quick and reliable test to confirm the presence or absence of these materials using direct analysis in real time (DART) mass spectrometry in conjunction with an accurate-mass time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometer has been developed and is described here.


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© American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew E. Curtis
    • 1
  • Patrick R. Jones
    • 1
  • O. David Sparkman
    • 1
  • Robert B. Cody
    • 2
  1. 1.Pacific Mass Spectrometry Facility, Department of Chemistry, College of the PacificUniversity of the PacificStocktonUSA
  2. 2.JEOL USA, Inc.PeabodyUSA

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