Details the many benefits of applying mass spectrometry tosupramolecular chemistry Except as a method for the most basic measurements, massspectrometry (MS) has long been considered incompatible withsupramolecular chemistry. Yet, with today's methods, the disconnectbetween these two fields is not warranted. Mass Spectrometry andGas-Phase Chemistry of Non-Covalent Complexes provides aconvincing look at how modern MS techniques offer supramolecularchemists a powerful investigatory toolset. Bringing the two fields together in an interdisciplinary manner,this reference details the many different topics associated withthe study of non-covalent complexes in the gas phase. The textbegins with brief introductions to supramolecular chemistry andsuch relevant mass spectrometric methods as ionization techniques,analyzers, and tandem MS experiments. The coverage continueswith: How the analyte's transition into the gas phase changes covalentbonding How limitations and pitfalls in analytical methods may producedata misinterpretations Artificial supramolecular aggregates and their examination Biomolecules, their complexes, and their examination After the general remarks making up the first section of thebook, the following sections describe specific experimentalprocedures and are illustrated with numerous examples and shorttutorials. Detailed citations end each chapter. Massspectrometrists, supramolecular chemists, students in these fields,and interested readers from other disciplines involving the studyof non-covalent bonds will all value Mass Spectrometry andGas-Phase Chemistry of Non-Covalent Complexes as an innovativeand practical resource.