Regio-and Stereochemistry of Alkene Expulsion from Ionized sec-Alkyl Phenyl Ethers

@inproceedings{Traeger1999RegioandSO,
  title={Regio-and Stereochemistry of Alkene Expulsion from Ionized sec-Alkyl Phenyl Ethers},
  author={John C. Traeger and Alberto Luna and Jeanine C. Tortajada and Thomas Hellman Morton},
  year={1999}
}
Photoionization mass spectrometry of isotopically substituted 2-phenoxypropane (iPrOPh), 2-phenoxybutane (sBuOPh), and 3-phenoxypentane (3AmOPh) permits the analysis of branching ratios for competing pathways by which the radical cations expel neutral alkene to yield ionized phenol. Ionization energies (IEs) of 2-phenoxyalkanes do not differ significantly between 2-phenoxypropane and 2-phenoxyoctane and are unaffected by deuterium substitution. IEs for 3-phenoxyalkanes are 0.04 eV lower than… CONTINUE READING