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Common Mass Spectral Fragments Lost



Thomas J. Bruno, Paris D. Svoronos


The following table gives a list of neutral species that are most commonly lost when measuring the mass spectra of organic compounds. The list is suggestive rather than comprehensive, and should be used in conjunction with other sources [1-5]. The listed fragments include only combination of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen sulfur, and the halogens.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 93rd edition
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CRC Taylor Francis, Boca Raton, FL


Bruno, T. and Svoronos, P. (2012), Common Mass Spectral Fragments Lost, CRC Taylor Francis, Boca Raton, FL (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created June 22, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017