Reagent ion

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Reagent ion
An ion that reacts with a neutral molecule to produce an ionized form of the molecule through an ion/molecule reaction, for example as in chemical ionization.
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B. Munson, Int. J. Mass. Spectrom. 200 (2000) 243.

This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment. For current IUPAC recommended mass spectrometry terms, see the Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.