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Mass Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry of Organomanganese Complexes

Organomanganese Compounds (2011)

  1. Sergiu P. Palii1,
  2. Dmitri V. Zagorevskii2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0536

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

How to Cite

Palii, S. P. and Zagorevskii, D. V. 2011. Mass Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry of Organomanganese Complexes. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Florida, Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Clinical Research Center, Gainesville, FL, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2011


This review (782 references) represents an exhaustive up-to-date survey of literature on mass spectrometry and gas-phase ion chemistry of organomanganese complexes. Fundamental physico-chemical characteristics of organomanganese ionic species, as well as the gas-phase reactions resulting in the dissociation or formation of manganese-carbon bond(s) are examined. Circa 300 examples of ion/molecule reactions characterizing the reactivity of Mn+, positively or negatively charged manganese clusters, as well as neutrals, cations and anions of various Mn-containing species (including coordinatively unsaturated ones) are summarized. A variety of studies involving tandem mass spectrometry, neutralization-reionization mass spectrometry, collision-induced dissociation, multiple-photon dissociation, IRMPD spectroscopy and theoretical calculations for organomanganese ion structure characterization are discussed. Additionally, analytical applications of mass spectrometric techniques to the characterization of compounds containing a Mn[BOND]C bond are reviewed. These include a number of relatively simple mononuclear complexes, polynuclear clusters, complexes incorporating organometallic units bridged with organic fragment(s), bifunctional compounds containing organometallic and classical Werner-type coordination sites, fullerenes or planar polyaromatic hydrocarbons with an organomanganese fragment attached to them, manganospiralenes, manganoscorpionates, supramolecular entities, cymantrene-peptide bioconjugates, etc.


  • bond dissociation energy;
  • collision-induced dissociation;
  • gas-phase ion chemistry;
  • ion/molecule reaction;
  • ionization method;
  • IRMPD spectroscopy;
  • isomer differentiation;
  • mass spectrometry;
  • molecular ion;
  • photoelectron spectroscopy