LC/MS: A Practical User's Guide focuses on practical applications of LC/MS in compound identification and analysis of trace impurities. Like Dr. McMaster's previous books, it is designed as an easy-to-use reference for people working with LC/MS systems. The book discusses empirical methods for optimizing the method, maintaining the instrumentation, and using mass spectral library databases for compound identification. It includes a CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides and Frequently Asked Questions meant to facilitate the use of the book for learning and teaching purposes.
MARVIN C. McMASTER, PhD, is a consultant and adjunct professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri St. Louis, teaching courses on HPLC, GC/MS, and laboratory computing. He is a former researcher and product developer for DuPont, Kraft Foods, and Ciba-Geigy, and previously worked as a technical sales support specialist for instrument companies. Dr. McMaster is the author of HPLC: A Practical User's Guide and coauthor, with Christopher McMaster, of GC/MS: A Practical User's Guide (both from Wiley).