We report a fabricated microreactor with thousands of micropillars in channels. Each micropillar surface is chemically functionalized to selectively preconcentrate gaseous ketones and aldehydes of exhaled breath and to enhance ultra-trace, rapid analysis by direct-infusion Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry (MS). The micropillar reactive coating contains the quaternary ammonium aminooxy salt 2-(aminooxy)ethyl-N,N,N- trimethylammonium iodide (ATM) for capturing trace carbonyl VOCs by means of an oximation reaction. We demonstrate the utility of this approach for detection of C1 to C12 aldehydes and ketones in exhaled breath, but the approach is applicable to any gaseous sample.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Nov 21 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry