A 3D metal-organic framework (MOF) nanomaterial as matrix for surface-assisted laser desorption/ ionization mass spectrometry (SALDI-MS) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) was developed for the analysis of complex biomolecules. Unlike other nanoparticle matrices, this MOF nanomaterial does not need chemical modification prior to use. An exceptional signal reproducibility as well as very low background interferences in analyzing mono-/di-saccharides, peptides and complex starch digests demonstrate its high potential for biomolecule assays, especially for small molecules.
- Metal-organic frameworks
- Surface-assisted laser desorption eionization mass spectrometry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry