Chapter 6. Electron Ionization

  1. J. Throck Watson Professor1 and
  2. O. David Sparkman Adjunct Professor2

Published Online: 20 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch6

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Watson, J. T. and Sparkman, O. D. (2007) Electron Ionization, in Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    College of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516348

Online ISBN: 9780470516898

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Keywords:

  • mass spectrometry electron ionization (EI);
  • NIST/EPA/NIH mass spectral database;
  • data interpretation strategy;
  • fragmentation pathways;
  • heterocyclic nitrogen-containing compounds;
  • even-electron (EE) species;
  • hydrogen-shift rearrangements;
  • aromatic hydrocarbon and delocalized electron;
  • dibenzyl ketone fragmentation;
  • saturated heterocyclic nitrogen compounds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ionization Process

  • Strategy for Data Interpretation

  • Types of Fragmentation Pathways

  • Representative Fragmentations (Spectra) of Classes of Compounds

  • Library Searches and EI Mass Spectral Databases

  • Summary of Interpretation of EI Mass Spectra

  • References