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Analysis of hazardous chemicals by “stand alone” drift tube ion mobility spectrometry: a review

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Abstract

Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a widely used technique based on gas phase ion separation under an electric field by differences in ion mobilities. In the last decade, IMS techniques have received increased attention due to their high operational speed and sensitivity. Currently, there are different IMS devices focused on solving different analytical performances, mainly based on linear drift tube (DT IMS), traveling wave, and field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometers. In this review we summarize the main applications of DT-IMS devices for the determination of semi-volatile hazardous chemicals such as: illegal drugs, pesticides, explosives, chemical warfare agents, and others, in different matrices, in order to provide a detailed view of the analytical features of the technique.

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Submitted
21 Oct 2019
Accepted
15 Jan 2020
First published
17 Jan 2020

Anal. Methods, 2020,12, 1163-1181
Article type
Critical Review

Analysis of hazardous chemicals by “stand alone” drift tube ion mobility spectrometry: a review

S. Armenta, F. A. Esteve-Turrillas and M. Alcalà, Anal. Methods, 2020, 12, 1163 DOI: 10.1039/C9AY02268F

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