6. Organic Mass Spectrometry

  1. Chhabil Dass

Published Online: 24 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470118498.ch6

Fundamentals of Contemporary Mass Spectrometry

Fundamentals of Contemporary Mass Spectrometry

How to Cite

Dass, C. (2007) Organic Mass Spectrometry, in Fundamentals of Contemporary Mass Spectrometry, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470118498.ch6

Author Information

  1. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471682295

Online ISBN: 9780470118498



  • organic mass spectrometry;
  • theory of ion dissociation;
  • gas-phase organic ion structure determination


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Determination of Molecular Mass

  • Molecular Formula from Accurate Mass Values

  • Molecular Formula from Isotopic Peaks

  • General Guidelines for Interpretation of a Mass Spectrum

  • Fragmentation Processes

  • Fragmentation Reactions of Specific Classes of Compounds

  • Theory of Ion Dissociation

  • Structure Determination of Gas-Phase Organic Ions

  • Overview

  • Exercises

  • Additional Reading

  • References