Mass Spectrometry for Polymers
25 March 2015

In this white paper, the benefits and analytical considerations for MS analysis of polymers is considered. The benefit of mass spectrometry is the ability to make absolute mass measurements at a molecular level rather than an average across a whole sample, making mixtures easier to deal with. Dual-stage mass spectrometry (MS/MS) can provide detailed structural information about the repeat unit chemistry, end groups and backbone connectivity with both detail and confidence.