Application Note: Simple and Rapid Identification of Vegetable Oils Using a Benchtop MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer and eMSTAT Solution Statistical Analysis Software
30 January 2019

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometers (MALDI-TOF MS) feature simple and rapid detection of low molecular to high molecular weight compounds in a wide range of samples. MALDI-TOF MS is widely used to determine molecular weights of synthesized products and natural substances in R&D laboratories and quality control sectors. In addition, utilizing the feature of MALDI-TOF MS which can detect multiple components in a wide mass range as singly-charged ions (1 component = 1 peak), an attempt is being made to use the instrument for profiling property changes of food and biological specimens.