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Type: Journal article
Title: Competitive charge-remote and anion-induced fragmentations of thenon-8-enoate anion. A charge-remote reaction which co-occurs withhydrogen scrambling
Author: Dua, S.
Bowie, J.
Cerda, B.
Wesdemiotis, C.
Raftery, M.
Kelly, J.
Taylor, M.
Blanksby, S.
Buntine, M.
Citation: Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin transactions II, 1997; 4(4):695-702
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 1472-779X
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Suresh Dua, John H. Bowie, Blas A. Cerda, Chrys Wesdemiotis, Mark. J. Raftery, Julian F. Kelly, Mark S. Taylor, Stephen J. Blanksby and Mark A. Buntine
Abstract: The non-8-enoate anion undergoes losses of the elements of C₃H₆, C₄H₈ and C₆H₁₂ on collisional activation. The mechanisms of these processes have been elucidated by a combination of product ion and labelling (²H and ¹³C) studies, together with a neutralisation reionisation mass spectrometric study. These studies allow the following conclusions to be made. (i) The loss of C3H6 involves cyclisation of the enolate anion of non-8-enoic acid to yield the cyclopentyl carboxylate anion and propene. (ii) The loss of ‘C₄H₈’ is a charge-remote process (one which proceeds remote from the charged centre) which yields the pent-4-enoate anion, butadiene and dihydrogen. This process co-occurs and competes with complex H scrambling. (iii) The major loss of ‘C₆H₁₂’ occurs primarily by a charge-remote process yielding the acrylate anion, hexa-1,5-diene and dihydrogen, but in this case no H scrambling accompanies the process. (iv) It is argued that the major reason why the two charge-remote processes occur in preference to anion-induced losses of but-1-ene and hex-1-ene from the respective 4- and 2-anions is that although these anions are formed, they have alternative and lower energy fragmentation pathways than those involving the losses of but-1-ene and hex-1-ene; viz. the transient 4-anion undergoes facile proton transfer to yield a more stable anion, whereas the 2-(enolate) anion undergoes preferential cyclisation followed by elimination of propene [see (i) above].
Rights: © Royal Society of Chemistry 2008
RMID: 0030002916
DOI: 10.1039/a607437e
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