Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 253–267 | Cite as

Mass spectrometry of indole compounds (review)

  • R. A. Khmel'nitskii


The behavior of the simplest indole systems upon electron impact is examined. The rearrangements occurring during the first stages of the disintegration are discussed, and the effect of these processes on dissociative ionization is demonstrated. The possible disintegration mechanisms were confirmed in a number of cases by investigation of labeled compounds and by the application of high-resolution mass spectrometry, kinetic methods, and low-voltage mass spectrometry.


Mass Spectrometry Organic Chemistry Indole Electron Impact Kinetic Method 
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  1. 1.K. A. Timiryazev Agricultural AcademyMoscow

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