Organic mass spectrometry vol:29 issue:11 pages:654-658
Side-reactions often occur during peptide synthesis resulting in modified amino acid moieties. To identify these residues, liquid secondary ion/collision-induced dissociation mass spectra were recorded. The main fragments are generated by cleavage of the peptide bond. To facilitate interpretation of the spectra and assignment of the structure, a simple, but flexible and efficient, computer program is presented. The program allows the verification of the correct structure of the synthesized peptides and the deduction of the type of side-products formed, such as alkylation of tryptophan residues.