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Fragmentation of diamide derivatives of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene.
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PMID:  22467451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The sequential product ion (MS(n) ) fragmentation of four symmetric diamide derivatives of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene were characterized using ion trap mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization and their fragmentation patterns were studied. The experimental data consists of mass spectra obtained by tandem mass spectrometry, and calculations were obtained by the M06-2X/6-31 G (d,p) method. Investigated compounds represent building blocks in synthesis of compounds used in different areas of chemistry and industry such as in medicinal chemistry, as potential anticancer and anticonvulsant agents, in organic chemistry as linkers for solid-phase synthesis, and in the synthesis of a variety of materials in polymer chemistry. We present herein the investigation of the fragmentation pathway of protonated diamide derivatives of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene that involves the identification of fragments, influence of proton transfer on direction of fragmentation and mechanisms of reactions by which the fragmentation process occurs. Data obtained from product ion spectra of these protonated compounds and density functional theory (DFT) calculations indicate that the fragmentation process takes place via four main reactions: amido-iminol proton transfer, reverse cycloaddition, cleavage of the amide bond, and isocyanic acid elimination. The 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-2,5-dicarboxamide was observed as an intermediate in the fragmentation of its alkyl derivatives. To our knowledge, this work brings the first correct description of the mechanism of elimination of isocyanic acid. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Ivana Stolić; Igor Bratoš; Goran Kovačević; Miroslav Bajić
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1097-0231     ISO Abbreviation:  Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8802365     Medline TA:  Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1023-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Heinzelova 55, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.
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