Common Mass Spectral Fragmentation Patterns of Organic Compound Families
Thomas J. Bruno, Paris D. Svoronos
The following table provides a guide to the identification and interpretation of commonly observed mass spectral fragmentation patterns for common organic functional groups [1-10]. It is of course highly desirable to augment mass spectroscopic data with as much other structural information as possible. Especially useful in this regard will be the confirmatory information of infrared and ultraviolet spectrophotometry as well as nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 93rd edition