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Online electrochemistry – mass spectrometry

Hyphenation of electrochemistry and mass spectrometry (EC-MS) is a powerful approach to carry out investigations on electrochemical processes. Using ESI-MS as detection system, product species of electrochemical reactions can be identified, so that details of redox mechanisms can be elucidated under well-defined conditions.

Our instrumental methods cover different approaches to EC-MS, based on the direct coupling of electrochemical flow cells to MS, as well as the integration of separation methods. EC-MS using electrochemical flow cells with integrated disposable electrodes and fused silica tubing materials offers the possibility of a very fast detection of electrogenerated species [1]. By the development of different approaches for online coupling of electrochemistry on disposable electrodes to capillary electrophoresis [2, 3] or high-performance liquid chromatography and MS detection, additional information can be obtained by interpretation of the migration behavior. Thus, CE-MS analysis can help in the elucidation of reaction mechanisms [4].

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[1] T. Herl, F.-M. Matysik, Tech. Mess. 2017, 84, 672-682.

[2] M. Cindric, F.-M. Matysik, TrAC Trends Anal. Chem. 2015, 70, 122-127.

[3] T. Herl, N. Heigl, F.-M. Matysik, Monatsh. Chem. 2018, doi: 10.1007/s00706-018-2202-2.

[4] J. Klouda, J. Barek, P. Kočovský, T. Herl, F.-M. Matysik, K. Nesměrák, K. Schwarzová-Pecková, Electrochem. Commun. 2018, 86, 99-103

Our recent publications can be found here.

If you are interested to join us working on one of the above projects, please contact Prof. Dr. Frank-Michael Matysik.

  2. Institute of Analytical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. F.-M. Matysik

Institute of Analytical Chemistry,
Chemo- and Biosensors

Secretary CH 12.1.85

Nicole Guber

Phone 0941/943-4547
Telefax 0941/943-4491