Reagent gas

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Reagent gas
Gas that reacts with ions to produce product ions through ion/molecule reactions; for example, a gas such as methane, ammonia, or isobutane used in chemical ionization to create reagent ions or a gas used in ion traps or collision cells to perform gas-phase ion/molecule reactions.
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From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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