The behaviour of some ortho-alkylhetero-substituted diphenylcarbinols, including deuterium labelled derivatives, under chemical ionisation (methane or isobutane) conditions has been investigated. It has been determined that ortho-alkylhetero diphenylmethyl cations formed by water elimination from the protonated molecule undergo consecutive rearrangements which afford benzyl (or tropylium) ions previously observed for ortho- substituted diphenylcarbenium ions generated by electron ionisation. This reaction also occurs under low-energy collision conditions. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry