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Table 1 Mass spectrometer parameters for nicotine and cotinine detection

From: Assessment of nicotine for second hand smoke exposure in some public places in Romania by UPLC-MS

Analyte MRM transitions* Cone voltage (V) Collision potential (V) LOD (ng · mL-1) LOQ (ng · mL-1)
Nicotine 163 > 130 (117) 32 22 1 2.5
Cotinine 177 > 98 (80) 42 30 1 2.5
  1. * m/z of precursor ion > m/z of the fragment used for quantification (m/z of the fragment used for confirmation).