Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications, Third Edition
Edmond de Hoffmann, UniversitÃ© Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Vincent Stroobant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brussels Branch, Belgium.
Mass Spectrometry, Third Edition provides students with a complete overview of the principles, theories and key applications of modern mass spectrometry. Extensively revised and updated, the third edition of this successful textbook focuses on recent developments in techniques and applications. All instrumental aspects of mass spectrometry are clearly and concisely described. Emphasis is placed throughout the text on practical application examples. As with previous editions, it contains numerous tables of useful data, references and a series of exercises of increasing difficulty to encourage student understanding.
Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications, Third Edition will prove invaluable to undergraduates and postgraduates using this technique in departments of chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacology, agriculture, materials science and food science. It will also appeal to researchers looking for an overview of the latest techniques and developments.
Translated from the French edition of 1999 (de Hoffmann teaches at the Catholic University, Louvain; Stroobant is with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research), the second edition features an overall revision, new references to websites, and expanded coverage of biological applications and new techniques. Each chapter covers the history of study and technique of the topic, with an extensive list of references provided. Study questions and their answers are included, making this book appropriate for advanced undergraduate courses. Among the topics covered are ion sources, mass analyzers, tandem mass spectrometry, coupling, fragmentation reactions, and analysis of biomolecules. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)