Central Research Institute for Chemistry, Hangarian Academy of Sciences, H-1025 Budapest, Pusztaszeri út 59-67, Hungary
A study of the electron capture induced decompositions and charge separation reactions of the doubly charged isomeric ions of the methylpyridines and aniline
Article first published online: 7 APR 2005
Copyright © 1987 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Organic Mass Spectrometry
Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 289–294, May 1987
How to Cite
Curtis, J. M., Vékey, K., Brenton, A. G. and Beynon, J. H. (1987), A study of the electron capture induced decompositions and charge separation reactions of the doubly charged isomeric ions of the methylpyridines and aniline. Org. Mass Spectrom., 22: 289–294. doi: 10.1002/oms.1210220511
- Issue published online: 7 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 7 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 DEC 1986
- Manuscript Received: 16 SEP 1986
The doubly charged isomeric ions [C6H7N]2+ formed from 2-, 3- and 4-methylpyridine and aniline were investigated via their unimolecular charge separation reactions and by electron capture induced decompositions (ECID). The ECID spectra were compared with the collision induced decomposition (CID) spectra of the singly charged ions in an attempt to investigate the structure of the doubly charged ions. The four isomers could be unambiguously identified by their unimolecular charge separations. These differences were greater than in the mass spectra, ECID spectra or CID spectra of singly charged ions.