MALDI-MS for polymer characterization: recent developments and future prospects

Joanna Drzeżdżon , Dagmara Jacewicz , Alicja Sielicka , Lech Chmurzyński


The development of new polymerization methods and, consequently, the generation of new polymeric materials, is associated with the development of methods for testing the properties of these materials. The matrix assisted laser desorption and ionization - mass spectrometry method (MALDI-MS) is the technique used to study various polymers. The most important advantages of this method include the ability to determine the distribution of the molecular mass of polymers, identify the components of the polymer chain, and examine the surfaces of the polymers. The investigations using MALDI-MS are conducted on different types of samples, e. g. environmental samples, synthetic polymers, colony-cultured and blood-cultured samples. In this review the main recent developments of the MALDI-MS method for studies of polymers have been summarized. The future prospects in field of MALDI-MS and its application to different types of polymeric materials have been described.
Author Joanna Drzeżdżon (FCh / DGICh / LPCC)
Joanna Drzeżdżon,,
- Laboratory of Physicochemistry of Coordination Complexes
, Dagmara Jacewicz (FCh / DGICh / LPCC)
Dagmara Jacewicz,,
- Laboratory of Physicochemistry of Coordination Complexes
, Alicja Sielicka - [Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny]
Alicja Sielicka,,
- Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny
, Lech Chmurzyński (FCh / DGICh / LPCC)
Lech Chmurzyński,,
- Laboratory of Physicochemistry of Coordination Complexes
Journal seriesTrac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0165-9936, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishmatrix assisted laser desorption/ionization, mass spectrometry, biopolymers, synthetic polymers, modified polymers
ASJC Classification1607 Spectroscopy; 1602 Analytical Chemistry
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
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ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 2.004; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 8.428 (2) - 2018=8.742 (5)
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