Advanced Techniques in Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS-MS and GC-TOF-MS) for Environmental Chemistry book cover

Advanced Techniques in Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS-MS and GC-TOF-MS) for Environmental Chemistry

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has been the technique of choice of analytical scientists for many years. The latest developments in instrumentation, including tandem mass spectrometry (MS-MS) and time-of-flight (TOF) detectors, have opened up and broadened the scope of environmental analytical chemistry.

This book summarizes the major advances and relevant applications of GC-MS techniques over the last 10 years, with chapters by leading authors in the field of environmental chemistry. The authors are drawn from academia, industry and government.

The book is organized in three main parts. Part I covers applications of basic GC-MS to solve environmental-related problems. Part II focuses on GC-MS-MS instrumentation for the analyses of a broad range of analysis in environmental samples (pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, endocrine disruptors, etc.). Part III covers the use of more advanced GC-MS techniques using low- and high-resolution mass spectrometry for many applications related to the environment, food and industry.


All scientists involved in the analysis of food, environmental, and industrial samples

Hardbound, 526 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-62623-3


  • Part I: Advances in GC-MS and GC-MS-MS.  Environmental Applications.
    Ch. 1.  Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Techniques for Multiresidue Pesticide Analysis in Agricultural Commodities, Jon W. Wong, Douglas G. Hayward and Kai Zhang
    Ch. 2.  Microextraction Techniques coupled to Advanced GC-MS Techniques for Analysis of Environmental Samples, Dimitra Lambropoulou
    Ch. 3.  Determination of Pesticide Residues in Environmental and Food Samples Using Gas Chromatography-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry, Kai Zhang et al.
    Ch. 4.  Environmental Odour Pollution: a complex GC-MS, Olfactometry and Diffusion Modeling Approach to define Air Quality, Giancarlo Bianchi, Marinella Palmiotto and Enrico Davoli
    Ch. 5.  Injection Port Derivatization for GC/MS-MS Analysis of Hormones in Water, E. Michael Thurman, Jeff H. Writer and Imma Ferrer
    Ch. 6.  High-Throughput Analysis of PPCPs, PCDD/Fs and PCBs in Biological Matrices using GC-MS-MS, Sascha Usenko, Bikram Subedi, Lissette Aguilar and Eleanor Robinson
    Ch. 7: GC-MS Applied to the Monitoring of Pesticides in Milk and Blackberries, and PAHs in Processed Meats of Colombia, Gustavo Antonio Peñuela Mesa et al.
    Ch. 8.  Applications and Strategies Based on Gas Chromatography-Low Resolution Mass Spectrometry (GC-LRMS) for the Determination of Residues and Organic Contaminants in Environmental Samples, Juan A. Padilla-Sánchez, Patricia Plaza-Bolaños and Antonia Garrido-Frenich
    Ch. 9.  Determination of Pyrethroid Insecticides in Environmental Samples by GC-MS and GC-MS-MS, Cayo Corcellas, Ethel Eljarrat and Damià Barceló
    Ch. 10.  GC-MS-MS for the Analysis of Phytoestrogens in the Environment, Imma Ferrer and E. Michael Thurman
    Part II: Advances in High Resolution and Accurate Mass GC-MS. Environmental Applications.
    Ch. 11.  Principles and Applications of Gas Chromatography Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry, Jennifer N. Gushue
    Ch. 12.  Gas chromatography-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry in Food and Environmental Analysis, Tomas Cajka
    Ch. 13.  Ultra-high Mass Resolution Miniaturized Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer “infiTOF” for Rapid Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs),  Shinichi Miki et al.
    Ch. 14.  Environmental Applications of Soft Ionization with GC-TOF-MS and GC-QTOF-MS, Viorica Lopez-Avila, Patrick J. Roach and Randall Urdahl
    Ch. 15: Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis of Natural and Produced Hydrocarbon Gases Surrounding Oil and Gas Operations, Owen A. Sherwood, Patrick D. Travers and Michael P. Dolan
    Ch. 16.  Analysis of Halogenated Flame Retardants by Gas Chromatography coupled to LRMS, HRMS, MS-MS and ToF-MS, Enrique Barón, Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló
    Ch. 17.  Industrial Applications of High Resolution GC-MS, Jeffrey R. Gilbert, et al.
    Ch. 18.  Current Applications of GC-(Q)TOF and GC-HRMS for the Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Water and Sediment Samples, Patricia Plaza-Bolaños, Noelia M. Valera-Tarifa and Antonia Garrido-Frenich
    Ch. 19.  A GC/MS-MS vs. GC/HRMS Dioxin Analysis Comparison.  Some Critical Considerations for Low Level Environmental Samples, Marinella Palmiotto, Andrea Colombo and Enrico Davoli
    Ch. 20.  The Future of GC/Q-TOF in Environmental Analysis, Anthony Macherone




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