Mass spectrometric evidence for demethylated homologs occurring at trace levels in trichothecene standards.

Abstract

Compounds with molecular weights 14 a.m.u. lower than their corresponding parent compounds have been detected in trichothecene standards during gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. The positive ion chemical ionization mass spectra indicated that these compounds were trichothecene homologs lacking a methyl group on the isovaleroxy substituent at the C-8 position. Demethylated derivatives have been found in the standards of T-2, HT-2, and T-2 triol prepared in our laboratory and those obtained from a commercial source.

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@article{Visconti1987MassSE, title={Mass spectrometric evidence for demethylated homologs occurring at trace levels in trichothecene standards.}, author={Angelo Visconti and Chester J. Mirocha and R J Pawlosky}, journal={Journal - Association of Official Analytical Chemists}, year={1987}, volume={70 2}, pages={193-6} }