Complex formation between different polyols, carbohydrates and borate was studied by thermospray mass spectrometry. The analytes were dissolved in 0.1 M ammonium borate buffer and introduced through a standard thermospray interface into a quadrupole mass spectrometer. The formation of various complexes which gave rise to relatively abundant ions in the thermospray spectra was observed. A correlation has been found between the relative intensities of these ions and the orientation of the hydroxyl groups involved in the complexation.
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- Molecular Medicine