Paint spray mass spectrometry for the detection of additives from polymers on conducting surfaces

Paine, M. R. L., Barker, P. J., & Blanksby, S. J. (2012) Paint spray mass spectrometry for the detection of additives from polymers on conducting surfaces. Mass Spectrometry Letters, 3(1), pp. 25-28.

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Paint Spray is developed as a direct sampling ionisation method for mass spectrometric analysis of additives in polymer-based surface coatings. The technique simply involves applying an external high voltage (5 kV) to the wetted sample placed in front of the mass spectrometer inlet and represents a much simpler ionisation technique compared to those currently available. The capabilities of Paint Spray are demonstrated herein with the detection of four commercially available hindered amine light stabilisers; TINUVIN® 770, TINUVIN® 292, TINUVIN® 123 and TINUVIN® 152 directly from thermoset polyester-based coil coatings. Paint Spray requires no sample preparation or pre-treatment and combined with its simplicity - requiring no specialised equipment - makes it ideal for use by non-specialists. The application of Paint Spray for industrial use has significant potential as sample collection from a coil coating production line and Paint Spray ionisation could enable fast quality control screening at high sensitivity.

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ID Code: 68919
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Additive, Ionzation, Mass spectrometry, Paint spray, Polymer
DOI: 10.5478/MSL.2012.3.1.025
ISSN: 22334203 (ISSN)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 24 Mar 2014 05:20
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 23:29

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