Thermo Scientific MALDI Matrices are highly purified, recrystallized reagents packaged in convenient single-use tubes sufficient for analyzing up to 96 samples by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization.
Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) matrices produce the cleanest mass spectrometric (MS) spectra when they are recrystallized and prepared daily, which is inconvenient and typically results in significant waste. The unique packaging of purified, recrystallized alpha-cyano-4-hydroxy-cinnamic acid (CHCA), sinapinic acid (SA) and 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHB) MALDI matrices makes it easy to prepare high-quality MALDI reagents in minutes.
- Single-use packaging saves time and reduces waste
- Provides accurate quantity of matrix every time
MALDI and electrospray ionization (ESI) are the most common methods to ionize peptides for MS analysis. MALDI is widely used because it is significantly faster than ESI and the ionized molecules are almost exclusively singly charged, making interpretation easier. Also, MALDI is readily automated and highly sensitive. This powerful method for MS peptide analysis is now easier to perform with our single-use, highly pure MALDI matrices that are exceptionally convenient to use.
Chemical structures of MALDI matrices.
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MALDI Solutions with LTQ EX and LTQ Orbitrap
Iodoacetamide (IAM) and Iodoacetic Acid (IAA)
Acetonitrile, HPLC grade, 1L
Trifluoroacetic Acid (TFA), 10 x 1mL
In-Gel Tryptic Digestion Kit
Pierce C-18 Spin Columns
Fe-NTA Phosphopeptide Enrichment Kit
Pierce Silver Stain for Mass Spectrometry