• Journal Article

Characterization of biomass pyrolysis vapors with molecular beam, single photon ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Citation

Brown, A. L., Dayton, D., Nimlos, M. R., & Daily, J. W. (2001). Characterization of biomass pyrolysis vapors with molecular beam, single photon ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Chemosphere, 42(5-7), 663-669. DOI: 10.1016/S0045-6535(00)00240-X

Abstract

A single photon ionization, molecular beam sampling, reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer (SPI/MBTOFMS) has been developed and used to study pyrolysis products from a selection of biomass materials. Spectra are characterized by high resolution and decreased fragmentation compared to electron-impact ionization mass spectra from related molecular beam mass spectrometer systems equipped with quadrupole mass analyzers.