About this book
MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is one of the latest and most fascinating new
developments in the analysis of organic compounds. Originally developed for
the analysis of biomolecules, it has developed into one of the most powerful
techniques for the characterization of synthetic polymers. This book
describes the fundamentals of the MALDI process and the technical features
of MALDI-TOF instrumentation. It reviews the application of MALDI-TOF for
identification, chemical and molar mass analysis of synthetic polymers.
Experimental protocols for the determination of endgroups, the analysis of
homo- and copolymers, and the coupling of liquid chromatography and
MALDI-TOF are discussed in detail.