The following is an abstract for the selected article. A PDF download of the full text of this article is available here. Members may download full texts at no charge. Non-members may be charged a small fee for certain articles.
The Mass Spectra of Alkylindoles
Volume 13, Number 4 (Aug. 1959) Page 101-105
Beynon, J.H.; Williams, A.E.
The mass spectra of 11 alkylindoles have been obtained Correlations between their structures and mass spectra are given and peaks characteristic of alkylindoles are discussed. The major fragmentation mode corresponds to cleavage of bonds β to the ring system, certain re-arrangement ions can be shown to be formed in a two-stage fragmentation process, the first stage involving β-bond cleavage and the second loss of the stable neutral fragment HCN. The stabilities of the fragment ions formed is suggested to add drive to some of the fragmentation processes observed and the possible structure of some of the ions are discussed.