homolytic cleavage

MS 914 - Mass Spec Practice Submitted by Matt on August 6, 2011.

Textbook and Chapter: Carey and Giuliano 8th Ed. (2010), Chapter 13

Keywords: alpha cleavage, heterolytic cleavage, homolytic cleavage, mass spec

Description: Goes over alpha-cleavage and the McLafferty rearrangement in mass spectrometry.
(Alpha cleavage is more important to know than the McLafferty rearrangement)

Total Problems: 3

Problem # 658

The mass spec of methyl ethyl ether shows peaks at m/z = 45 and 59.

Use hooks to show the alpha cleavages that result in these two fragments.