Gas phase behavior of radical cations ofperfluoroalkyl-1,2,4-triazines: an experimentaland theoretical study

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Abstract

Electron ionization mass spectrometry and low-energy collision-induced decomposition reactions occurring in a tridimensionalion trap, together with density functional theory (DFT) calculations on neutrals, even- and odd-electron cations, have been usedto study the gas-phase ion chemistry of a series of perfluoroalkyl-1,2,4-triazines. Loss of oxygen, due to thermal degradationoccurringbefore ionization, likely involving the hydroxylaminogroup, hasbeen observed.Compounds having a carbonyl groupat position 6 of the triazine ring fragment in the source by elimination ofNOfollowed byHF or CO. The decomposition pathwaysoccurring due to CID experiments have shown interesting features depending on the nature and structure of precursor ions.Most of them involve elimination of endocyclic atoms, thereby producing contraction of the original six-membered ring orformation of acyclic structures. DFT (B3LYP/6-31G(d,p)) calculations have been used for evaluating structure, stability andproperties of neutral and ionic species involved in gas-phase processes. In particular, it has been calculated that in themolecularion the unpaired electron is mainly located on the exocyclic nitrogen, while the positive charge is on the C(6) carbon atom.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1369-
Numero di pagine9
RivistaJournal of Mass Spectrometry
Volume44
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Spectroscopy

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