Ammonium formate has been used as buffer solution during LC-MS/MS analysis for screening of drugs and exogenous compounds. It may be used as a catalytic hydrogen transfer agent in reduction of aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds.
Ammonium formate has been used in the separation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and of oligosaccharide mixtures using capillary electrochromatography. It is also used in the analysis of phosphatidylserines, triacylglycerols and triacylglycerol oxidation products, and oligogalacturonic acids using HPLC and HPLC-MS methods.
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