CE-MS for metabolomics: Developments and applications in the period 2014-2016

Rawi Ramautar, Govert W. Somsen, Gerhardus J. de Jong

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CE–MS can be considered a useful analytical technique for the global profiling of (highly) polar and charged metabolites in various samples. Over the past few years, significant advancements have been made in CE–MS approaches for metabolomics studies. In this paper, which is a follow-up of a previous review paper covering the years 2012–2014 (Electrophoresis 2015, 36, 212–224), recent CE–MS strategies developed for metabolomics covering the literature from July 2014 to June 2016 are outlined. Attention will be paid to new CE–MS approaches for the profiling of anionic metabolites and the potential of SPE coupled to CE–MS is also demonstrated. Representative examples illustrate the applicability of CE–MS in the fields of biomedical, clinical, microbial, plant, and food metabolomics. A complete overview of recent CE–MS-based metabolomics studies is given in a table, which provides information on sample type and pretreatment, capillary coatings, and MS detection mode. Finally, general conclusions and perspectives are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-202
Number of pages13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • Biomedical and clinical
  • Food
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbial and plant
  • Technological developments


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