Fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry of related Cu(I) and Cu(II) chelates

Ronald L. Cerny, Maurice M. Bursey, Donald L. Jameson, Mitchell R. Malachowski, Thomas N. Sorrell

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The reactions of a series of Cu(I) and Cu(II) complexes containing pyrazolyl or dimethylpyrazolyl residues in the ligands during the ionization process were studied by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry. Complexes with a +1 charge produce intact cations. Those with a higher charge yield +1 cations by formal reduction or by clustering with anions, sometimes by several simultaneous processes. Neutral complexes are protonated to give +1 ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 15 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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