2,5-Dihydroxybenzoic acid

matrix substance for MALDI-MS, >99.0% (HPLC)

Gentisic acid, 2,5-DHBA, DHB, Hydroquinonecarboxylic acid
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matrix substance for MALDI-MS


>99.0% (HPLC)

analyte functional class(es)


analyte chemical class(es)

glycans, lipids, organic molecules, peptides, proteins


MALDI-MS: suitable


200-207 °C
204-208 °C (lit.)

cation traces

Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤5 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

ε (extinction coefficient)

>2000 at 337 nm

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Most commonly used matrix for carbohydrates. For MALDI-MS of free neutral glycans. Produces [M+Na]+ ion; may show a weaker [M+K]+ ion. Other species may be generated by the addition of the appropriate inorganic salt.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


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