Electron ionization mass spectra of phosphorus-containing heterocycles. II. 1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-decahydro-1,3,2-benzodiazaphosphinine 2-oxides

Olli Martiskainen, Márta Juhász, Zita Zalán, Ferenc Fülöp, Kalevi Pihlaja

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The electron ionization mass spectra of cis- and trans-fused 1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-decahydro-1,3, 2-benzodiazaphosphinine 2-oxides (1-17) were recorded, and the fragmentation pathways were established and compared with those of 1,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-2H-3,1,2-benzoxazaphosphinine 2-oxides. In general, the mass spectral behaviors of the isomeric compounds were very similar and it was mostly impossible to differentiate them from each other on the basis of the relative abundances of their characteristic fragment ions. The compounds in which R2 = Ph or OPh exhibited a series of common fragments, e.g. [R2H]+, R2PONHR 1(3)+, [M-C3H7]+ and [M-C 4H9]+, the latter two ions being present in the spectra of only two of the derivatives with an N(CH2CH 2Cl)2 substituent on the P atom. When R2 = Ph, numerous other alkyl radicals, alkenes and a cycloalkane were also ejected and these compounds also lost NH2, NH3, CH3N, CH4N or CH3NH2. The compounds with an N(CH 2CH2Cl)2 substituent on the P atom most closely resembled their 3,1,2-O,N,P analogs in respect of the dominant role of this substituent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1621-1627
Number of pages7
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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