Analysis of an Ionic Liquid by Using Field Desorption (FD) Ionization
Ionic liquids are liquids that are predominantly comprised of ions and ion-pairs. More recently, this term has generally referred to salts that are in a liquid state at room temperature. Ionic liquids are electrically conductive and have an extremely low vapor pressure. Additionally, many of these liquids have low combustibility and excellent thermal stability. As a result of these properties, ionic liquids are expected to find many applications as functional materials.
In this work, we report the analysis of a commercially available ionic liquid by field desorption (FD) ionization using the JMS-T100GC “AccuTOF-GC” time-of-flight mass spectrometer.