High-energy collisions of protonated enantiopure amino acids with a chiral target gas
Number of Authors: 9
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, ISSN 1387-3806, E-ISSN 1873-2798, Vol. 388, 59-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have studied the fragmentation of the singly protonated L- and D-forms of enantiomerically pure phenylalanine (Phe), tryptophan (Trp), and methionine (Met) in high-energy collisions with chiral and achiral gas targets. (S)-(+)-2-butanol, racemic (+/-)-2-butanol, and argon were used as target gases. At center-of-mass frame collision energy of I key, it was found that all of the ions exhibit common fragmentation pathways which are independent of target chirality. For all projectile ions, the elimination of NH3 and H2O + CO were found to be the main reaction channels. The observed fragmentation patterns were dominated by statistically driven processes. The energy deposited into the ions was found to be sufficient to yield multiple fragment ions, which arise from decomposition via various competitive reaction pathways.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 388, 59-64 p.
High-energy collisional activation, Tandem mass spectrometry, Protonated amino acids, Chiral collision gas, 2-Butanol
Physical Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122330DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2015.08.010ISI: 000361778900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122330DiVA: diva2:875755