Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) is a powerful tool for both the qualitative and quantitative analysis of wide array of analytes. MALDI-TOF MS is simple, both in design and practice, and offers the advantages that analysis times are very short, the mass range is virtually unlimited, and sensitivity is high. This chapter describes the theory and practice of MALDI and illustrates the utility of approach by reviewing its commonapplications.
|Title of host publication||Detection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Agents for the Prevention of Terrorism, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht, Germany|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 18 Sep 2014|