Aerosol propellant interference with clinical mass spectrometers.

Journal Article

Metered dose inhalers containing halogenated propellants may interfere with mass spectrometer quantitation of halogenated inhalation anesthetics. We identify the propellant(s) in a commercially available metered dose inhaler that caused erroneous mass spectrometer readings. In addition, we identify the causes of different types of interference in different mass spectrometers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kharasch, ED; Sivarajan, M

Published Date

  • April 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 174

PubMed ID

  • 2072131

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2072131

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0748-1977

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01618118


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States