| ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the “Orange Book”). Definitive Rules, 1979.
A process by means of which gaseous molecules are ionized when they interact with other internally excited gaseous molecules or molecular moieties. See also associative ionization. Note that this term is not synonymous with chemical ionization.
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| GOLD BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the “Gold Book”). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).
This refers to a process whereby gaseous molecules are ionized when they interact with other internally excited gaseous molecules or molecular moieties. Chemi-ionization and chemical ionization are two terms which should not be used interchangeably. See also: associative ionization, chemical ionization
Source: PAC, 1991, 63, 1541 (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1547
Orange Book, p. 204
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