Mass spectra from the interaction of intense, femtosecond laser pulses with 1,3-butadiene, 1-butene, and n-butane have been obtained. The proportion of the fragment ions produced as a function of intensity, pulse length, and wavelength was investigated. Potential mass spectrometry applications, for example in the analysis of catalytic reaction products, are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
Kelly, O., Duffy, M. J., King, R. B., Belshaw, L., Williams, I. D., Sá, J., Calvert, C. R., & Greenwood, J. B. (2012). Femtosecond lasers for mass spectrometry: Proposed application to catalytic hydrogenation of butadiene. Analyst, 137(1), 64-69. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1an15706j