A comparison of the electron ionization and electrospray behaviour of some N,N'-disubstituted hexahydropyrimidines.

Abstract

The behaviour of some N,N'-disubstituted hexahydropyrimidines, a class of naturally occurring compounds of biological and biomedical interest, has been studied in both electron ionization (EI) and electrospray ionization (ESI) modes coupled with collisional experiments (ESI-MSn). In both techniques, the [M-H]+ ions are highly abundant, even if their formation is generated by two different mechanisms, i.e. H. loss from the M+. species in the case of EI and hydride (H-) abstraction from the molecules in the case of ESI. Furthermore, due to the low, step-by-step internal energy deposition typical of collisional experiments performed in an ion trap mass spectrometer, different fragment ions were observed in EI and ESI-MSn collisions. In both cases, the ions can be related to the original structure and allow us to identify the positions in which the different substituents are present.

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@article{Orelli2006ACO, title={A comparison of the electron ionization and electrospray behaviour of some N,N'-disubstituted hexahydropyrimidines.}, author={Liliana R Orelli and Mar{\'i}a Bego{\~n}a Gonz{\'a}lez Garc{\'i}a and Isabel Amalia Perillo and Loris Tonidandel and Pietro Traldi}, journal={Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM}, year={2006}, volume={20 5}, pages={823-8} }