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Author Smith, R. Martin.

Title Understanding mass spectra : a basic approach / R. Martin Smith ; with Kenneth L. Busch
Published New York : Wiley, [1999]


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Description xvii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Instrumentation -- 2. Isotopic Abundances -- 3. Ionization, Fragmentation, and Electron Accounting -- 4. Neutral Losses and Ion Series -- 5. Alpha-Cleavage -- 6. Important Mass Spectral Rearrangements -- 7. Writing Mass Spectral Fragmentation Mechanisms -- 8. Structure Determination in Complex Molecules Using Mass Spectrometry -- 9. Answers to Problems
Summary Drawing upon his many years as a forensic chemist and an instructor of mass spectral interpretation, R. Martin Smith combines coverage of the principles underlying mass spectral analysis with clear guidelines on how to apply them in a laboratory setting. Writing from the perspective of a professional analytical chemist - but at a level accessible to chemistry undergraduates - he approaches the subject within the context of several key unifying concepts from organic and physical chemistry, including the roles of molecular orbitals in the ionization process and "electron pushing" for rationalizing reaction mechanisms. Discussions of instrumentation are the result of a collaboration with Kenneth L. Busch, a recognized expert in mass spectrometry, who served as technical editor for the book
Notes "A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Mass spectrometry.
Author Busch, Kenneth L.
LC no. 98018136
ISBN 0471297046 (alk. paper)