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Femtosecond lasers for mass spectrometry: Proposed application to catalytic hydrogenation of butadiene

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Abstract

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.

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Submitted
04 Aug 2011
Accepted
27 Oct 2011
First published
09 Nov 2011

Analyst, 2012,137, 64-69
Article type
Communication

Femtosecond lasers for mass spectrometry: Proposed application to catalytic hydrogenation of butadiene

O. Kelly, M. J. Duffy, R. B. King, L. Belshaw, I. D. Williams, J. Sá, C. R. Calvert and J. B. Greenwood, Analyst, 2012, 137, 64
DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15706J

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