### Ion/radical and ion/molecule complexes and ion structure assignments in the gas phase.

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 Titre: Ion/radical and ion/molecule complexes and ion structure assignments in the gas phase. Auteur(s): Bissonnette, Martine C. Date: 1991 Résumé: The fragmentation mechanism of ionized neopentanol, (CH$\sb3$)$\sb3$CCH$\sb2$OH$\sp{+-}$, has been studied in great detail along with other C$\sb5$H$\sb$H$\sp{+-}$ isomers. The use of $\sp$C and D labelling was found an essential tool to establish the relation between the other species involved in the dissociation of neopentanol. The involvement of (CH$\sb3$)$\sb2$C$\sp{\cdot}$CH$\sb2\sp+$(O)HCH$\sb3$, (CH$\sb3$)$\sb3$C$\sp+$(O)HCH$\sb2$ and (CH$\sb3$)$\sb2$($\sp\cdot$CH$\sb2$)CCH$\sb2\sp+$OH$\sb2$ was essential to explain the H/D label exchange occurring upon fragmentation of neopentyl alcohol. An ion-dipole complex between methanol and ionized methyl propene is proposed as the final intermediate which leads directly to the products, methanol and ionized methyl propene. The results of the investigation of C$\sb7$H$\sb5\sp+$ ions from various precursor molecules are also described. The following compounds, which all produce C$\sb7$H$\sb5\sp+$ ions, were studied: benzyl acetate, benzyl formate, benzyl alcohol, 2-bromocyclopropabenzene, 1,6-heptadiyne and 1,5-decadiyne. According to the metastable ion (MI) mass spectra and the He collision induced dissociation (CID) of m/z 89 ions, it is suggested that four structures exist. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/7731 Collection Thèses, 1910 - 2010 // Theses, 1910 - 2010