Chiral recognition detected by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry

Mass Spectrom Rev. Mar-Apr 1997;16(2):73-90. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-2787(1997)16:2<73::AID-MAS2>3.0.CO;2-6.


Detection of chiral recognition in various intermolecular interaction systems using mass spectrometry has become important for the modern fields of analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry due to the characteristic nature of the rapid method and the trace amount needed. This review presents the various methods for detecting and evaluating chiral recognition used primarily in fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry. Emphasis is put on fundamentals and applications of these methods for variously existing enantioselective intermolecular interaction systems.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / chemistry
  • Carbohydrates / chemistry
  • Dimerization
  • Ethers / chemistry
  • Ions
  • Metals / chemistry
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Fast Atom Bombardment / methods*
  • Stereoisomerism


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Carbohydrates
  • Ethers
  • Ions
  • Metals